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EQ6 or Design Wizard?

Old 07-02-2008, 06:57 AM
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I posted this question before, but thought so many have bought and played with either that I'd do it again. After reading about copyright issues--I think I need to put my own spin on patterns to make quilts from to sell.

So--which one should I get and why? I will say I'd rather sew than design (I think) and I don't think I'll be too patient if it's hard to figure out.....does that put me at Design Wizard right away?
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:16 AM
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Wizard has blocks that you choose from, you do not design yourself.
It is cheap, only 29 bucks.
I use it to size blocks to the size I want and to see what different blocks look like togather.
It is easy to use and you can download a new quilt pattern each month from thier website. You can play with color too. Make different kinds of borders.
Print out patterns for piecework or for paper piecing.
Turn blocks in different directions.
It is a useful tool but it has a limited amount of blocks, they say 200 but I dont think there are that many.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:32 AM
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Hmm--I wonder if that's enough to not be breaking any copyright laws.

Then what happens if someone designs something they think is an original... but isn't? Somewhere out there, someone else did the same thing? :shock:
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:15 AM
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i got the Wizard last year sometime (1/2 price at Hancock Fabrics) and have been playing with it recently. i'm probably going to end up getting EQ6 or later version. i want to be able to build/recreate my own blocks. i like to take a pattern and put my own colors in it to see what it's going to look like.

Wizard has lots of downloads available, you're just somewhat limited on what you can do with it.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:15 AM
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I recently got Wizard and have been playing with it. Haven't got any of the downloads and will have to check that out. But I'm enjoying what I've done. It might be a good place to start, especially if you can get it with a 50% off coupon. You can always move up to EQ6. It's much more pricey but maybe you'll need the extra features.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:40 PM
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I have both. Although Design wizard was fun for a bit, it really is just a begginer program. I found it very limiting.

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Old 07-02-2008, 07:43 PM
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I've been working with EQ for awhile. There's definitely a learning curve involved to use all of its features, but you can do a lot even without going through all that. And there are some very good step-by-step books out there to help you learn. I don't think you'd be sorry you got it. It's pretty versatile!
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:34 AM
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I am not familiar with the Wizard. I have EQ6 and LOVE IT!!!!
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:04 AM
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Barnbum, For copyrights, there are sites to do research, etc and there are many blocks in the 'free space' to work with and sale. So, don't scare off easily, just do some footwork on it. As far as EQ6 and Wizard, I have both and here are the beans on it. I am forever using the Wizard over the EQ6 because it boots up quick and I can quickly retrieve a block and print the size, etc. I find the EQ6 something I bought over 2 yrs ago that still needs me to sit down and endless spend a few days and play w/it. Not that I haven't used it to print blocks, etc...but, it , for me ( this is my opinion)is too time consuming and too many steps to get there and then to remember how I did it the next time I am in need. If I were to design serious quilts for business, then I'd say to get the EQ6, read the book and drink something w/punch and proceed. It is an upgrade but not simple to work with. I like things to be speedy and what I call dummy proof...otherwise, I'd rather be quilting! The Wizards are so cheap, that I'd say get it first to play with and then see for yourself...,keep us posted!
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:32 AM
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I had EQ 5 and up graded to EQ 6 and I find it a lot easier now and they have a forum to go to to asked questions if you are having trouble
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