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Thread: Ask your EQ Questions Here

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    Is it possible to start a new string just for questions on EQ7? I'd be happy to help run it and answer questions when I can.

    Lanny

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    You just did :D:D:D

    You can change the title of this topic to Ask your EQ questions here.

    If it is too late to edit it yourself, you can ask sharon b to change it for you. She is in chat now, and on/off throughout the day/evening, or send her a PM :D:D:D

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    A thread on EQ7 would be great! I just received mine in the mail today and haven't the foggiest idea how to use it.

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    A thread on this topic would be wonderful!!!!

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    Videos on EQ7 from EQ:
    http://www.electricquilt.com/Shop/EQ7/EQ7D.asp

    Quilt University has classes on EQ and an EQ7 Sampler class begins at the end of January. The Sampler class is a good introductory course.

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    How much memory does this software use on your computer?

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    I found an EQ5 for $65. Is this a good price?

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    Is it brand new? I sold my used copy for, I believe, $25 based on ebay prices at the time. It might have been $35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandilee
    How much memory does this software use on your computer?
    According to my copy, it requires Windows XP/Vista or Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)

    750 MB free hard drive space

    Internet access for activation, deactivation and occasional validation.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks so much.

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    EQ7 can be pretty memory intensive, i.e. uses lots of memory. I have 4MB of RAM and have no problems with it. I wouldn.t use less that 2 MB of RAM.

    Lanny

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    NO, $65 is way too much for it. For the money, you can't beat EQ7, but EQ6 is great as well. I wouldn't go lower than EQ6 however.

    Lanny

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    sign me up!! I have EQ7 and have really enjoyed using it but I have not used it to it's potential yet. I'd like to learn more.
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    Maybe it would be helpful to post mini-project orienated lessons on EQ7 here. Let me know what you would like one on.

    Lanny

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    I would like to design a block from looking at an old quilt, it's a pattern I've never seen.

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    When EQ can work on Linux, please let me know. I will grab one right away. :D

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    The key to taking a design from an existing quilt or picture of one, is to analize it first to determine what the blocks were that were used.

    Sometimes it is difficult to pick the blocks out of the finished quilt if they blend into the larger pattern. Most quilts use uniform size blocks, that is blocks that are the same size. Keeping that in mind try to pick out uniform size blocks before you start EQ7.

    Unfortuantly, I can't download examples to this string, or at least I don't see how, so I can't show you what I mean.

    As usual, I spoke befor I looked.

    Lanny
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    Thanks for your help. I looked at the download link and I was able to pick out the blocks. (that's a good teaching aid) I think my problem has been that I didn't declare a block size before I started. I can definitely pick out the block on this quilt so I'll measure it for size and try that.
    Nancy

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    Take a look at this quilt and tell me the single block that is used to made it.
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    There's no single block that I can see. There are a lot of half square triangles, some solid blocks and some with 3 triangles.

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    Here is the single block.

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    Yeah, that's gorgeous but waaaaaaay out of my comfort zone. I'm lucky to do a triangle every now and then.

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    EQ's Benni Harper Mystery lessons:
    http://www.electricquilt.com/Users/F...enniHarper.asp

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    Thanks for starting this topic, I (think) I am getting EQ7 for Christmas and this will be a huge help.

    I like the "find the blocks" exercises, sometimes it is hard to figure them out. Love the complicated single block!

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    Heres a new quilt using two blocks. Can you tell what they are?


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