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Thread: Is it worth the money?

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    Senior Member margie77072's Avatar
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    Is it worth the money?

    I'm coming into a little extra cash and have thought about buying the EQ7. It's kinda pricey, so I was wondering if it's worth the price tag. Tell me what you like about it and what you hate about it.

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    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!

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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'm with prism99 on this one! But everyone is different so you might be one who can jump into the deep end of the pool and not drown!
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    I like it a lot, and don't find it difficult to use. I did a lot of price comparisons and found that quilt in a day had the best price by far:

    http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponlin...ay.asp?i=28132

    you have to add it to your basket to check the price.
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    I just luurrrve my EQ7! I agree, check out the previous threads, you are not the first person to ask. And, you will get as many people who love it as hate it.

    My favorite things - I can dream up any block, color it any way I want, set it on point or horizontally, completely mess around with it without wasting any fabric. I can audition all kinds of variations and fabrics virtually. I love to paper piece, so I like to draw and print complicated blocks. I like to get estimates of how much yardage a specific project will require. I can spot problems before they happen, as seen in previous threads on this board about how a quilt ended up with sections that, once sewn together, unfortunately looked like swastikas.

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    I can do a lot of things that EQ7 does with Gimp and it's free. I would suggest you try using
    Gimp and when the time comes where it no longer meets your needs then move to EQ7.
    There is a great tutorial on how to use Gimp in the Tutorial section. Check it out.

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    I really like it. I would check out previous threads alot do not care for it.

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    I use it all the time and wouldn't be without it. For me, EQ was well worth the expense. However, your experience will depend on how comfortable you feel using new computer software, and how willing you are to spend some time going through the EQ lessons or help screens when you have a question.

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    I have EQ5 - don't feel a need to upgrade. I use it but certainly not to it's full potential. DH bought it for me for a gift at the time. I agree with Peckish as to auditioning fabrics/colors; changing settings, etc. My favorite part is the yardage estimates. BUT for some of the yardage estimates are way over - you can tell they just look wrong. In that case I re-calculate myself and add a bit. Then again, I always add extra for any yardage estimates so I don't run short when I make cutting/sewing errors. Cuz it seems I always do at least 1 per quilt!

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    I've EQ since it was ran on Windows DOS. I have EQ7 and only use a fraction of the features, I doubt any quilter will outgrow it. I import thumbnails of fabric on line before buying it to see how it looks in a quilt pattern. I convert block patterns to paper piecing. I enlarge or reduce patterns. Just open the book and follow the steps.
    Got fabric?

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