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Thread: Any interest in EQ and Embroidery section?

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    Gayle,

    What embroidery machine do you have? I purchased my first Viking in Dec 2006 and have taken several classes @ the local dealer.........they also have projects on line..............downloading the designs, saving to either your computer or a USB stick is not hard..........several on this blog would love to help you...........

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    Did not mean to step on toes..........am well aware of the EQ 6 site..........but there are frequently questions on machine embroidery too...........and the responses from other USERS is often better than responses you get from the actual manufacturer.............they don't really use the items like we do...............

    I just believe that adding a separate topic that would include machine embroidery (and we quilters use a lot of that) that might include things like EQ 6 is a good idea.

    THANKS PATRICE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    two questions:

    (1) are you aware that EQ has online forums at their website where users help each other make the most of the software?

    http://doyoueq.com/phpBB3/index.php

    (2) has anyone talked to Admin about this first, before getting votes?
    Amma asked, before I posted this thread, Patrice, then she suggested that I did post this, to see if there was`likely to be any interest.
    We have since had an answer, and he isn't all that enthusiastic, because he is working on another idea, that might be of some use to help people find posts in different places. I will leave it up to him to tell everyone the details when he is ready. Yes, we are aware there is an EQ forum, but if there had been enough interest, and Admin was keen, we wouldn't have to go off the board. As it is, we can still help each other without doing that. For instance, I just found out how to send my designs to others, either with the EQ themselves, or pics of one of my designs for those who don't have the programme. Someone else recently found out that it is possible to 'paste' block designs into borders - which might be a help for all those IRR people.

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    just checkin'. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    two questions:

    (1) are you aware that EQ has online forums at their website where users help each other make the most of the software?

    http://doyoueq.com/phpBB3/index.php

    (2) has anyone talked to Admin about this first, before getting votes?
    I sent admin a PM about this on Friday, and did not receive his reply until this morning.
    We did not mean to step on Admin's toes with this post, just curious as to whether there was an interest in this subject now or for in the future.

    Also the replies are informative as to the possibility of future tutorials or maybe even a chat class(es)

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    Here is my PM to admin and his reply

    From: amma
    To: Admin
    Date: Oct 16, 2009 17:09:16
    Subject: A Question

    Hi Admin!!!

    I have a question for you...
    There are quite a few of us on the board that own EQ programs.
    We have been haphazardly asking questions to each other and such about the program.
    Is there any way that we could have a place dedicated to these questions and solutions?

    Many people keep posting questions about this program in the Main section...curious about it's functions, is it worth the money, etc.. and that could be a place to go for more info on it...

    Rhonda, LaceLady and I have been doing some discussions on this just today and last night... it came to us that there are many others who have a lot to contribute or that what we are discussing could be helpful to them. But a regular thread would be hard to follow and would turn into 20 pages in no time...

    Another thought is this...by having EQ appear in search engines, regarding our questions/solutions/EQ related topics...would that draw more hits to the board and maybe draw in more members because of this?

    I know that I could do this on EQ's site, or on another board, but I am not really interested in going that route, nor I am sure are other board members...we kinda like it right here

    Another avenue also is machine embroidery...it is being used in quilting more and more and many of us board members also own and use these machines. It would also be a place that would generate a lot of interest/questions/solutions that we all encounter.

    Thank you for reading this

    amma


    and I sent a second PM following this one:

    From: amma
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    Date: Oct 16, 2009 17:24:43
    Subject: Another thought to my last question

    Could longarmers also be added in??? That is another area more members are getting into....


    Inbox :: Message
    From: Admin
    To: amma
    Date: Oct 19, 2009 05:19:11
    Subject: Re:A Question

    From the technical point of view, adding more sections is not a problem.

    But it decreases forum usability, so it's always a tough decision.

    While I agree that EQ is a very popular software package that many people use, I think at this point adding more sections would do more harm than good.

    If we add EQ section, then it would also make sense to create sections for other well-known brands and products.

    Imagine if we had separate sections for Bernina, Juki, and so on.

    It would make it harder to navigate, and people would probably post in the wrong section anyway. Not to mention that with such setup, a person who wants to catch up on all quilt-related threads would have to check several categories, as opposed to just checking Main. This is what worries me the most when considering new sections.

    I also received you suggestion about a section for longarm quilters. I'll check past threads to see if there is enough content and discussions for a new section.

    Also, I'm working on a upgrade for the message board software. It's a long-term goal, but one of the features would actually address what you described. I want to add a tagging mechanism.

    So that the author of a thread can "tag" the post with keywords like "EQ" or "Bernina" and anybody who wants to catch up on all posts that deal with, say EQ, would be able to do so simply by clicking the EQ tag.

    I think that would be a good solution, so please hang in there.

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    Okay.... it's me again.... :D :D :D
    So for now, anyone wishing to share info in these areas, maybe work up a tutorial?? Or a chat class?? Other suggestions??






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    I do embroidery and plan to purchase EQ6 in the near future and would love to have the seperate sections for both of these subjects. It would be so convient and helpful. Kacy 49

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    I have EQ 6 and can always use helpful hint for it.

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    [quote=Lacelady
    ...Someone else recently found out that it is possible to 'paste' block designs into borders - which might be a help for all those IRR people.[/quote]

    I have EQ6 and have been trying to figure out how to get a block designs into the border. Please, please what is the secert??????? :D

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    To put a block (or blocks) into a border, choose a
    block you want to use in the border, from the block library and add it into your sketchbook .

    Open the quilt you are working on, and go to Borders in the lower left tab, dial in width, and number of blocks per border, this can be altered, once you have seen the effect when you put the block in.

    Go back to layer one tab and move the block you chose from your sketchbook into your borders. If you don't like the look of it,perhaps because it is too stretched out, or too squashed, go back to the border tab, and alter the width of border, or number of blocks, until you get the effect you want. That should do it.

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    Yes, i'd like and EQ6 section and embroidery
    I have the Pfaff 2144 and never used the embroidery
    j

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    I have the embroidery module for my Bernina, and didn't use it for two years. I wasn't all that bothered, because I had a lot of built in fancy stitches, and thought they would keep my happy, plus it had so much on it compared to my previous machine, I wanted to get the hang of using it before trying the embroidery. When I did, the handbook could have been written in a foreign language as far as I was concerned. So frustrating, but it assumed that I knew more from the computing point of view than I did.

    Eventually, I went on a one day workshop which was worth its money in gold as far as I was concerned. I learned how to work the module, how to get a built in programme from laptop to machine and stitch it. I also learned how to get free designs from the internet into laptop and then to machine for stitching.

    I was away! To start with, I downloaded every free design I could find, then gradually began to buy a few. I am a happy bunny now.

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    It seems as if there is some interest. Read on page two, the answer we got from Admin about a possible new section. He is working on a tagging system that might help us to keep track of amy posts re the software, embroidery and possible longarm posts we would be interested in. That might help, otherwise, he isn't all that keen to make a new section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    To put a block (or blocks) into a border, choose a
    block you want to use in the border, from the block library and add it into your sketchbook .

    Open the quilt you are working on, and go to Borders in the lower left tab, dial in width, and number of blocks per border, this can be altered, once you have seen the effect when you put the block in.

    Go back to layer one tab and move the block you chose from your sketchbook into your borders. If you don't like the look of it,perhaps because it is too stretched out, or too squashed, go back to the border tab, and alter the width of border, or number of blocks, until you get the effect you want. That should do it.
    Thanks!

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    I would love to see a EQ thread. I have to read the manual every time I use it. Also embroidery would be great. I have two embroidery machines and would love to get inspired again.

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