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Thread: EQ

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    Hi, has anyone use the software EQ? Did you like it? Was it easy to use?

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    if you will try the search feature at the top of the page you will find multiple discussions on EQ, yes most of us love it

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    I have EQ7. The little I have played with it - I really like it. I don't think it hard to use. There is alot more I need to learn. They have learning videos included that I watched a couple times to refresh my memory.

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    I have EQ6 and love it- I just need to use it more often!!
    has help videos etc right on it...very easy

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    I have EQ7 and I love it. As far as being easy to learn, I think it depends on your experience with similar programs. I've used Photoshop Elements a lot so I think that helped me to learn EQ but others have struggled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    I have EQ7 and I love it. As far as being easy to learn, I think it depends on your experience with similar programs. I've used Photoshop Elements a lot so I think that helped me to learn EQ but others have struggled.
    I agree and there is so much more for me to learn. I am constantly finding ways to tweak my layouts.

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    I just upgraded to EQ5 and I was happy that I can now add fabric stash off the EQ website. I has all the features I like. Not much of a change so it was easy to get designing. It is great when you need to decide on the size of a block for any size of quilt.

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    i have eq5 and never have felt the need to upgrade to eq7. i couldn't live without it

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    I have EQ6 and just love it. I am working now a quilt now that I designed using EQ6. It is so easy. I have even scanned fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    i have eq5 and never have felt the need to upgrade to eq7. i couldn't live without it
    I had nothing to upgrade to when I started out with EQ7 last year :roll: and wonder how I lived without it, too.

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    I have EQ5 and I'm extremely happy with it. I've designed more quilts since getting the program than I ever had the whole time I have been quilting. I also suck at figuring out how big I have to cut my strips for rotary cutting and EQ figures that out for me. I say it does over estimate on the fabric yardage (even if you're counting in a little extra in case of cutting screw ups), but that's only a minor problem compared to how much it helps with my creativity.

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    I have EQ6 and I love it - I use it all the time. It is well worth the investment.

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    I have EQ 5, I think. Really like it. I don't use it to it's fullest potential by any stretch of the imagination but I do like it for what I use it for and find it is bascially fairly easy to use. If I were more creative I'm sure it would be a much more powerful tool. And I've not felt the need to upgrade either as a couple of others have said.

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    I have and use EQ5 and have never felt the need nor could I justify the expense of upgrading. That said, I use it all the time. My quilt or wallhanging is on the screen while I am sewing and designs are tweaked all the time before I actually commit fabric to a project. I never worry about importing fabrics since I just pick a typical fabric and change the colorway so it kind of looks like what I have and go for it. It's not easy to use a "custom" setting in EQ5, but I have. I'm not really a quilt designer so I don't often go there. I've gotten excited about many quilts only to lose interest once I put them in EQ. My new project is to make a small block sampler quilt to see if I will like the result. Taking the time to get it in EQ will save me much grief or spur me forward-we'll see.

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    I started with EQ6, graded to 7, and will upgrade to 8 when it comes out. I use it all the time and have gotten far more than my money's worth out of it.

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    I had EQ4, then 5, then 6 now 7 and loved them (though there are a number of quilts I have had to do on graph paper because I could not do them in EQ. I also have Block Base and love it since it gives me oodles of possibilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abc123retired
    designs are tweaked all the time before I actually commit fabric to a project. . . I've gotten excited about many quilts only to lose interest once I put them in EQ.
    Same here. There's a quilt I've had in my head for literally years. Thought it would be the most spectacular quilt. Recently I drafted it in EQ and decided I didn't like it at all. There are also lots of designs I've drafted that I know I'll probably never make. Some because I don't like them and some because I don't have time. (See my avatar. Love the design but too many projects ahead of it on my to do list.) But it's fun to play. And I think it's given me a better sense of design and color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Quote Originally Posted by abc123retired
    designs are tweaked all the time before I actually commit fabric to a project. . . I've gotten excited about many quilts only to lose interest once I put them in EQ.
    Same here. There's a quilt I've had in my head for literally years. Thought it would be the most spectacular quilt. Recently I drafted it in EQ and decided I didn't like it at all. There are also lots of designs I've drafted that I know I'll probably never make. Some because I don't like them and some because I don't have time. (See my avatar. Love the design but too many projects ahead of it on my to do list.) But it's fun to play. And I think it's given me a better sense of design and color.
    Oh I so agree with the both of you. I have imported a few fabrics, but have found there are so many fabrics already in that have the color and scale I'm looking for that the exact fabric is not an issue.

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