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    quilt design wizard

    has anyone used this? I know EQ7 is supposed to be good but it's pricy to try. this is around 25.00 but I am barely computer literate. Any info will help me decid. I.m used to my crayons and paper. Thanks all!!!!!!!!!
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    Our guild has this program on the guild computer. It's super easy to figure out. I think you will enjoy it.
    Got fabric?

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    thankyou!!! I use way to much paper and I am trying to be more earth friendly! Not to mention crayons do not erase if I change my mind in the middle to suit the fabric at hand!
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    The website has free downloads every month for the quilt wizard program. http://www.quiltdesignwizard.com/qdw/default.asp
    Got fabric?

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    I have that program. I got it because I felt EQ was too much money for the amount of time I would use it. I find it easy to use and although I don't use it often it does come in handy.
    When life gives you scraps, make a quilt.

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    I have Quilt Wizard. When I first got it, I spent hours just playing with possibilities! I, too, would use graph paper and colored pencils, and Quilt Wizard is so much easier!

    A couple things to know...it is a limited program.
    1. You can only use blocks in the library; you can't draw up a block and add it.
    2. You are limited to the fabrics in the program. Now, there are tons of fabrics! I usually find a color I am thinking of using, then plug it in. I can get a pretty good idea of what my quilt will look like this way. It is easy to switch colors if it does not look right.

    It has been a great purchase for me; it is lots of fun and worth the (lower) price!

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    I like Quilt wizard. My biggest problem with it is getting my grandson (6) , son, and husband off of it long enough to use it. They have saved many designs for when I have time to make them.

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    Here is a comparison chart-Design Wizard vs. EQ7

    http://www.electricquilt.com/Shop/QDW/QDWcompare.pdf

    I checked out Design Wizard before I purchased EQ7. What sold me on EQ7 was the ability to bring in a picture, copy of a quilt block, or create something I could never do with using Excel-(I used that too long). I am working on a quilt that has several different blocks representing Our Country, Patriotism, and the US Army. Not all blocks online were the size I needed. By placing those blocks into EQ7, I was able to create the same block in the size I needed. I downloaded my entire fabric stash (OMG-over 550 different fabrics), but downloaded much less as the fabric selection in EQ7 is extensive, and you can download other complete fabric lines. Everything I had in Excel for this quilt I was able to create in EQ7 and made it look exact and like a real picture of the quilt I wanted, instead of pieced in blocks. I got mine on a good sale at Quilt in a Day-over $50 off. And, I can put it on 2 computers at a time which has been a true time-saver. I only wanted something basic and quicker than using Excel, but so far am very pleased with spending more on EQ7. Plus, I already had 2 different Quilt Design packages that I can use with EQ7, so I can see what the final stitch design on the quilt will be. Looking forward to checking out what some of my fabric will look like as kaleidoscopes and OBW's.
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    I have it too. And find it fun to play with, but I'm at the point I want it to do more. So I guess it's time to move on up

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    I've been looking at it, looks like fun, want one

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