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Thread: Is it worth the money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Check out previous threads about it. I'm one of those who find the learning curve for EQ7 very steep. It's not intuitive for me, so it would take me many hours of study and learning to learn how to use it -- even at a rudimentary level. Some people take to it like a duck to water, but I'm not one of them!
    I agree. I thought I would really like it and use it....nope! Cannot get into it at all...money wasted,
    so far anyway...

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    I have the program but have not really spent the time required to have it become as useful as it can be. For lots of us it has a larger than anticipated learning curve. If you quilt shop has a class or there is way for you to try it before buying I would strongly suggest that you try it out. For what the program can do, it is a good value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maire View Post
    Also my experieince, and I think a very basic piece of knowledge is missing in the instructions, probably one of those things that people assumes everyone knows. But I don't & can't figure out what I need to know. I can't get it to do what I really want. I have used it for very basic projects but it is easier to draw those out.
    I guess I can't figure out what it is you say is missing. EQ has tutorials built right into the software. Starts at the beginning and goes all the way through. There are also tutorials on this board, EQ classes at Quilt University, tutorials on YouTube, and EQ has a very good support forum where you can ask anything. What do you mean, you can't figure out what you need to know?

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    There is a great tutorial on how to use EQ7 right here on this board, done by Rhonda. She goes through virtually every aspect of EQ7 and holds your hand. By the way, it IS worth the price tag.

    Week 1: Rhonda's Electric Quilt Class - Week 1 - Introduction

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    I'm still stumped by EQ5! Guess if you have computer savy etc it might be worth it, I never use my EQ5, wish I did but my learning curve went straight in the dumpster.
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    I love it. It takes time to learn it but it is worth it. I haven't mastered drawing but I will someday.

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    I have it, and we have a "love/hate" relationship going on. When I don't use it for awhile, I have a hard time designing a quilt and get frustrated with it, but if I am using it for a day or two, I love it and we work well together. I do download fabric lines into it, and it is wonderful to see my project in real life fabrics. I do not use it as much as I could/should. I would shop on ebay also. EQ7 gives you more than 1 download.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I guess I can't figure out what it is you say is missing. EQ has tutorials built right into the software. Starts at the beginning and goes all the way through. There are also tutorials on this board, EQ classes at Quilt University, tutorials on YouTube, and EQ has a very good support forum where you can ask anything. What do you mean, you can't figure out what you need to know?
    It's not necessarily a matter of being able to figure it out. It's a matter of how much time would be required to figure it out. My time is more valuable to me at this age than it used to be. I'd rather spend my time actually quilting than figuring out software, especially since my job for years was to write the d*** stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    EQ7 gives you more than 1 download.
    EQ7 has unlimited installs, but you can only have it active on 2 computers at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I guess I can't figure out what it is you say is missing. EQ has tutorials built right into the software. Starts at the beginning and goes all the way through. There are also tutorials on this board, EQ classes at Quilt University, tutorials on YouTube, and EQ has a very good support forum where you can ask anything. What do you mean, you can't figure out what you need to know?
    I don't know what I need to know, except somthing very basic, just getting to the tutorials & opening program to design a quilt. I am missing a basic piece of computer knowledge but don't know what. But when I had a $25 version years ago I could do all kinds of things, design a quilt, get it to print out with amont of fabrics needed, etc. I can't get EQ7 to do that. If I knew what I was missing I coud find the answers but I don't know what I am missing.

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