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Thread: Elecric Quilt 7

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    Have you all noticed Clotique has the electric quilt 7 on sale. I'm thinking me for Christmas. Have any of you used it - enough to warrant the purchase? It looks amazing in the video but it also looks busy. I'm just not sure. Help please

    Peggi

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    I bought EQ7 but haven't had time to 'play' with it very much. Lots of potential once you get past the learning curve. I wonder if any EQ owners here would like to start a forum on it?

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    I have the EQ6 and I like it. I'm not sure, but it seems the biggest difference with 6 and 7 is you can upload pics of your own fabric....

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    I have EQ7 and use it a lot. When I first got EQ6 (then upgraded) I didn't really use it. I took an internet class and made myself practice for at least a couple hours a week. Now it's like any other computer program--easy to use, and it really helps in laying out a quilt, figuring sashing sizes, re-sizing a block, etc. I haven't done anything fancy (pixelating,etc). You do have to dedicate time to learning the basics and then it's all fun. I didn't find it to be a program that you could just open and use-there is a learning curve but there are tons of tutorials, lessons, groups that any question you have can get answered almost immediately. I love importing fabric-choosing colors is the most difficult part of quilting-this lets me "play" with different combos til I get it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    I took an internet class .
    Where did you sign up for the class? I did an upgrade to the EQ7 but must admit I didn't practice with EQ6 either.

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    I have EQ5 and I love, but I've been thinking of upgrading soon. What's their web address?

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    I love EQ and use it almost daily :D:D:D

    http://www.electricquilt.com

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    I took the webinar that Penny Halgren offered on her site http://www.TheQuiltingCoach.com
    It was free at the time but I think she sells it as a CD now-very good program, step-by-step. It's like EQ7 for dummies--just what I needed.

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    EQ7 is awesome, I couldn't quilt without it! I design all my quilts in it, along with pillow covers, and it totally makes up for my math deficiencies!

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    I haven't gotten my up-grade to seven as yet, but I will! I started with EQ2, THEN I got my first ever computer. Had no idea how to even turn it off correctly. But I sure had fun with the EQ, have gotten every up grade to 6, but still have to get 7, I work out all my quilts on my EQ, love the yardage print outs so you know just how much fabric you need. if I do not have enough of a fabric I can either tweek the design or see if I can find more of that special fabric. No getting half way thrugh and finding out I do not have enough to finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peggi
    Have you all noticed Clotique has the electric quilt 7 on sale. I'm thinking me for Christmas. Have any of you used it - enough to warrant the purchase? It looks amazing in the video but it also looks busy. I'm just not sure. Help please

    Peggi
    Sorry to clarify, what's clotique's website address. I get nothing when I google it.

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    It might be fun to start a string just on EQ(5,6 or 7). I'd be willing to participate. Its a great program, once you get the hang of it.

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    I think it's Clotilde.com

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    I upgraded from EQ6 and bought Angie Padilla's EQ book on applique, but haven't gotten too far yet. I am sure that I need to do like someone else who posted that they set aside several hours a week. I started, but didn't get too far. I am sure that we just have to dive in there and stick with it until we really know how to use it. If someone wanted to start a weekly challenge or something I would be interested. Maybe we could challenge ourselves to learn one thing a week.

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    I bought it on sale from Nancy's Notions at the end of the summer when it was coming out. It is really awesome...the folks who have EQ 6 say there are improvements to EQ7 that make it easier to use. I'm just now learning to scan my stash fabrics and use them in my designs to really SEE what it will look like! Great Christmas present for yourself or family/friends!

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    I have it too but have not had a chance to play, I would love to join in if anyone starts a tut or thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peggi
    Have you all noticed Clotique has the electric quilt 7 on sale. I'm thinking me for Christmas. Have any of you used it - enough to warrant the purchase? It looks amazing in the video but it also looks busy. I'm just not sure. Help please

    Peggi
    I bought myself one this year and absolutely love it. I have designed and made 3 quilts from it already. I love the part where you can downloade your own stash into the library and use it to see what your quilt will look like. If you find it somewhere on sale I would get it I paid $179 for mine.

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    I bought it a couple of months ago and am learning to use it. I designed a quilt for my granddaugher to make for Christmas. I like that it will show you how your quilt will look and also how much fabric you will need to make your quilt with. I am still learning on it and like it very much.

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    Quilt University has an EQ classes.

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    [email protected]

    If you are interested, there is a newsletter that comes out regularly with TONS of information and goodies. You might want to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcb1180
    I have EQ5 and I love, but I've been thinking of upgrading soon. What's their web address?
    I, too, have EQ5 but haven't mastered it yet. I finally bought the book: EQ5 SIMPLIFIED: An Easy Learning Guide by Fran Iverson Gonzalez, that I purchased from AMAZON. It is a step-By-Step turorial that is really easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn the program. I wonder if similar tutes are available for EQ6 and EQ7?

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    Try looking at The Fabric Depot's website...I got mine for an amazing price with free shipping...when you sign up online they send you an additional discount!

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    you can scan in or add pictures to EQ6 too. The ability is already there.

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    I started with EQ5, upgraded to 6, then 7...I love it, love it,love it! If you make the investment, you really should sit down and go through the lesson book though. You owe yourself that much...it isn't really hard and actually...its fun!

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    I would love a forum on the EQ7. I bought it and have not used it either. But I had EQ5 for several years and never got to use it am always doing something. So who is going to start up the forum for us newbies?

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