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Thread: EQ6 -- Is it enough to just get the software when starting out?

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    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
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    Or is it a good idea to get the EQ6 Simplified book? Are there other books or software you would recommend to go along with EQ6? I am wondering about the applique drawing book, etc.

    I have to admit that I don't have a lot of patience for learning new software, although I'm fairly well educated in software usage. So, I'm looking for a really easy way to get started with EQ6.

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    I find that for what I do, EQ6 and it's manual is enough. I would suggest to buy that and then if you find that you need additional software or books, look into it at that point. JMHO

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    I too just bought EQ6, and I find that using the software and the manual that came with it are enough for me for the present. You can always add the other items later.

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    I second that - the manual that comes is quite comprehensive, with lessons that graduate - try not to skip one, as each lesson is designed to take you through a new step or two.

    The other books can come later, when you want to branch out further, and you certainly don't need them to get started, but they would be nice for perhaps future birthday presents.

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    The software has learning videos that have really helped me. I don't see any need for additional books.

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    The software and the manual were plenty for me.

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    Looks like it's unanimous! Thanks, everyone. Now I just have to work up the nerve to order it.....

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    I have to agree with everyone that posted before me...
    I just bought EQ6 and the manual that comes with it.
    It has some great lessons and their email list is great as well...
    I haven't used it as near as much as I would have liked this past year but it is a great program...
    Kirsten

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    Good question...I was wondering the same thing.

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    Ann the Gran has it on sale - and it you join her club, it is even cheaper. You may want to check that out.........

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    Just to add my thoughts.

    I purchased EQ6 and I found the User Manual comprehensive but I haven't really had the time to wade through all of it yet. I purchased EQ6 Simplified and find it takes you to the same places but in a more direct manner by cutting out some of the extra stuff. The Help videos are really good but I like to have a hard copy that I can sit and thumb through.

    I am still only about half way through the User Manual but I do refer to it at times for more in depth explanations.

    So far I have only been using the programme to play with design placement and fabric/colour combinations. I haven't printed out patterns/templates and actually cut fabric.

    I have found EQ6 Simplified very useful and worth buying when starting out, but I do think you could leave the other books until later and then decide which, if any, you really wanted.

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    What is EQ6?

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    EQ6 is a computer software programme that enables you to design blocks or whole quilts and tailor the fabrics and colours to what you are actually wanting to use. You can scan your own fabrics into the programme to design with and try out various borders and block placements and see any secondary patterns that may emerge. It also has a library of blocks and quilts that you can use without changing anything. Patterns and cutting info can be printed out.

    I am not very big on following patterns (my quilts just evolve!) but I love being able to play with colours and patterns to see what options I have. You can print them out to refer to if you have half a dozen different ways to put a design or colours together before deciding or cutting any fabric.


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    who is Gran? and what is her club?
    I am interested in getting EQ6 and have not been able to find it on sale.
    thanks for any info,
    Ann

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    Amazon has it, but not cheap, as far as I can tell.

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    ANN THE GRAN is an internet store that sells machine embroidery designs, notions, etc. She has a "CLUB" that you can pay an annual membership fee to join, and get additional discounts on her sales........I believe EQ6 is running $109.00 currently for her club members........website is www.annthegran.com

    check it out.........

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