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Thread: Rhonda's Electric Quilt Class - Week 3 - More Tools

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    Rhonda's Electric Quilt Class - Week 3 - More Tools

    EQ5/EQ6/EQ7 Classes - Week 3

    Welcome back! We are going to discuss more tools and how to use them. We discussed the set tool and the rotate tool last time. So now we are going to explore the paintbrush tool/eyedropper tool/ the swap tool/ and the fussy cut tool

    Set your quilt layout for 6 x 6 blocks
    Click on Block and draw this in a new block
    Then color it and save it in the sketchbook
    You can then set this block into the quilt block
    Boston Block

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    Use the set tool and put a Boston in each square

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    Find the paint brush in the right side tool bar
    Click on the paintbrush.
    Click on the palette to get the color you want.
    Then Click on the triangles you want to change
    The ones you click on will change color

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    The Eyedropper

    The eyedropper is intended to pick up color from your existing quilt.
    Click on the eyedropper
    Click on the green or other color in your quilt
    Click on the triangle you want to change the color.

    When you want to change to another color you will need to click on a different color in your quilt before changing more colors.
    The window in the top of the palette will show you what color you have in the eyedropper.

    If you have trouble getting the eyedropper to change colors click on the paintbrush and then click on the color you want to change to. You can use either the paint brush here or the eyedropper.

    I changed the corners dark green. I changed the placement of the light green triangles and the yellow triangles using the eyedropper

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    The Swap Tool

    Letís look at using the swap tool now.
    For EQ6 and EQ7
    Click on the swap tool
    Click on the color in the palette you want to use.
    Click on the color you want to change in the quilt block
    It will change all the triangles with the same color in one click.
    For EQ5
    Click on the swap tool
    Click on the color in the quilt block you want to change
    Click on the color in the palette you want to change it to.
    (this is opposite of the other two versions)


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    Another way to change colors is to open the sketchbook and click on the block section. Then find the blocks you are working on and edit one. You can save the colors you want in the sketchbook. Then when you open the quilt block and click on the set tool you can use the already changed block to set into the quilt block.


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    This is especially good if you are editing a whole quilt block.



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    LOL To be continued in the next post!!
    Last edited by Rhonda; 11-20-2011 at 10:17 PM.

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    When I design a quilt block and I want to know what it would look like in a whole quilt I make that quilt block in a new block.

    I had a quilt block I really liked. So I went to Block and drew lines to recreate that quilt block in a new block. This way I could set in the quilt block from the Block section wherever I wanted to. NOw there may be an easier way to do this but I haven't seen one yet. I did look through EQ7 to see if this was a feature but didn't find anything.

    I used the quilt block I had made to follow the lines for drawing the new Block.

    So this is what I used

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    I created a quilt layout and used this block in it first so I could show you how to change the blocks

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    And this block looks like this


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    So next I clicked on Block and put my first block in place of the second block

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    I only changed half of them so you can see how I set in the blocks.
    When you get the whole quilt changed to the quilt block you want then you can use the swap tool and the rotate tool to play with colors and see how it looks.
    Or you could use both quilt blocks and see how that would work. Lots of possibilities!!

    I know several people have been playing with this method but the beginners may not have tried some of these steps yet.

    Next week we will talk about scanning fabrics into your EQ.

    As always don't hesitate to ask if you have questions!

    Hope you all have fun playing with your EQ this week! Or just following along if you are waiting to get your EQ.

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    I timed out before I got this added so here is one more thought

    The sketchbook automatically saves each color combination of your blocks as you use them as long as you save the quilt in the sketchbook. You can go back and look through the blocks to find the colors you used. It is a way to add the block without having to change all the colors again.
    In the sketchbook or the Block pop up window you will see your blocks saved. Each block you see is the top block and you can use the arrows to look through the stack of blocks saved in that one square.
    If you see a blank block in the sketchbook then click on the arrows to see the colored blocks.


    And here is the PDF file for this lesson

    EQ Classes - Week 3.pdf

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    Rhonda, I was not able to access the pictures that showed how you replaced the blocks with others. The little red
    x was clicked on and I did not get to see the pic. Please advise. Thank you other than that I learned a lot Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewlady31 View Post
    Rhonda, I was not able to access the pictures that showed how you replaced the blocks with others. The little red
    x was clicked on and I did not get to see the pic. Please advise. Thank you other than that I learned a lot Thanks again.
    I'm not sure about the box as my pics show up just fine. You can download the PDF file I posted at the end or just view it if you dont' want to download it. You should see everything fine on it.

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    Thanks Rhonda, You are doing a great job!
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    You must have timed out before the last two pictures were added. I checked against the PDF, and it shows the little block and an entire quilt. Not sure is there is supposed to be another picture or not.
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    just found the thread anyway i can see lesson 1&2
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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene View Post
    You must have timed out before the last two pictures were added. I checked against the PDF, and it shows the little block and an entire quilt. Not sure is there is supposed to be another picture or not.
    I hate that time out. It only lets you add 10 pics and if I goof and have to take a couple off which I did then I can't add any more on. I do miss the old way. I had to add one at at time but I never reached an end of how many I could add.

    If you have these words you have gotten to the end of the lesson

    Next week we will talk about scanning fabrics into your EQ.

    As always don't hesitate to ask if you have questions!

    Hope you all have fun playing with your EQ this week! Or just following along if you are waiting to get your EQ.


    the last pic is the one with half the quilt changed.

    There should be the quilt block in black and white and then the color version. Then there is a courthouse block (if I have the name right) and a quilt made with it. Then the next and last pic is the half and half quilt.

    I was going to add the fussy cut tool but changed my mind. I didn't remember I had it mentioned at the beginning til it was too late to change that.

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    Here is an updated version of the PDF I had missed adding the last picture before I changed it to the PDF file. Thanks Katie for bringing that to my attention.


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