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    Old 05-06-2019, 08:23 AM
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    I am in a time crunch, finishing a project for our Pastor. I need to make a template for these swirls...I have EQ5, but I only know how to do the basics. Is it possible to draw these on EQ and print them? Any other ideas??
    Thanks so much!
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    Old 05-06-2019, 09:03 AM
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    I have EQ8 and I don't know what 5 is and isn't capable of, But honestly I wouldn't do templates. Depending on how big these swirls are, I'd probably do bias stems.
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    Old 05-06-2019, 11:37 AM
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    Another option might be to use yarn and a couching foot, but Peckish's suggestion of bias stems would look neater.
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    Old 05-06-2019, 05:08 PM
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    Originally Posted by Debmast
    No I don't have a eq8 I don't know what that even means lol.
    EQ8 (Electric Quilt 8) is quilt design software. You posted your question in an EQ-dedicated thread, which is why we all thought you have the software.

    On point simply means the squares are turned so they're on point, or diagonal, instead of sitting on a flat edge.

    The southwest design in the rug is probably not the best design for a beginner to start with. I'm a very experienced quilter and it would take me at least a month to piece that quilt, and that does not include quilting it. Since you're in a hurry, you'd be better off starting with just simple squares of fabric in those neutral colors, or maybe even some pretty prints, arranged in the on-point setting you like. Piecing those triangles and connected squares (on the bias) would be a huge challenge to a new quilter who is in a hurry. It makes me very sad when newbies pick a design that is beyond their skill level and then, in frustration, give up on the hobby altogether.
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    Old 06-04-2019, 04:53 PM
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    If I have a 6 1/2" block and I put it into the EQ8 software, is there a way to change it into a 12 1/2" block that will give me all the measurements for the pieces?

    I am doing a mystery quilt that is all 6 1/2" blocks, but I'd like to intersperse some 12 1/2" blocks in, too.

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    Old 06-04-2019, 05:17 PM
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    yes, your drawn block of any size can be put into a block of any other size... your cutting measurements could end up very strange, though. Is your block really 6.5", or is that the unfinished size? A 6" finished to a 12" finished is the ideal resize in my estimation. You do not need to redraw the block... just change your layout block size to the larger size, choose the block and go to print your cutting sizes. HTH
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    Old 06-05-2019, 03:02 AM
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    QuiltmNan is correct - if your block finishes at 6.5 you may get some funky measurements at 12" - don't forget you can always print the templates

    On the print pop up for rotary cutting there is a choice for "Finished Size" where you can choose either size from worktable or custom size. If you are doing paper piecing, the size choice is on the "options" tab in the print pop up.
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    Old 06-05-2019, 04:04 AM
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    The finished size would be 6" and 12".

    Still trying to decide whether to get the EQ8 or not.

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    Originally Posted by Watson
    The finished size would be 6" and 12".

    Still trying to decide whether to get the EQ8 or not.

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    go for it! you won't regret having a program that makes designing so very easy
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    Old 06-05-2019, 07:15 AM
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    Originally Posted by Watson
    The finished size would be 6" and 12".

    Still trying to decide whether to get the EQ8 or not.

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    I too suggest to go for it if you can swing it. I use mine all the time and love to play with blocks and coloring. Besides there are lots of folks here to help if you get stuck on something !!
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