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Old 03-16-2018, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
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i still have 7 installed as well because EQStitch does not work with EQ 8. Really? [mumble, mumble, words not fit for polite company.]
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I too still have 7 installed as I am not totally sold on 8 yet. EQ8 is just too awkward on some screens to use smoothly. But I can not believe that Stitch is not compatible! What were they thinking??
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:50 AM
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I have EQ 7. I have a call for Farmers Wife Quilt that is supposed to be compatible with 5 and 6. Is there any way to get it to work in EQ7?
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:03 AM
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nursie, I think this is the information you need:
https://support.electricquilt.com/ar...eq7-pc-or-mac/
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:37 AM
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nursie, I think this is the information you need:
https://support.electricquilt.com/ar...eq7-pc-or-mac/
Wow! Thanks so much!! I thought I might have lost the opportunity to pick up with this quilt again.
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:53 AM
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Thank you, Prism99, for this great thread! I just bought EQ8 and have played around with it a bit, but I need some lessons! I've watched the overview from OnPointQuilter, but I'm wondering if the book "EQ8 Lessons for Beginners" might be sufficient (it's less expensive)? Have you seen the book and would you recommend it?
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Marilynnc View Post
Thank you, Prism99, for this great thread! I just bought EQ8 and have played around with it a bit, but I need some lessons! I've watched the overview from OnPointQuilter, but I'm wondering if the book "EQ8 Lessons for Beginners" might be sufficient (it's less expensive)? Have you seen the book and would you recommend it?
Marilynnc - I myself have not seen that book in person so I can not say. Have you looked at the EQ videos and lessons on line at EQ (links are under Help on the top of the EQ screen)? There is also a blog - DoYouEQ - and they have some lessons as well

http://doyoueq.com/eq-lessons/eq8-lessons/

It is a worth while blog to follow - lots of lessons and tips. And ... don't forget to download the Monthly Fabric at

http://doyoueq.com/project_download_...ric-downloads/

There are direction as to how to do that at the top of the page.
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I have had EQ7 for several years and have considerable success with designing my quilts...but right now I have "lost" my fabric palette on the quilt worktable. I can get the sketchbook blocks box to show up to select a new block, but cannot get the fabric box. I've searched through the help, but no answer. Can anyone help me? TIA

And yes I am on Layer 1

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Old 03-24-2018, 02:56 PM
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oksewglad - From your description, did you loose the paintbrush on the right toolbar? If so the last button under the eyedropper on the right toolbar is "Customize Toolbar" which gives you the option to "add/remove buttons" (so you can add the paintbrush back in) or "restore defaults for all toolbars".

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eparys...thanks, I do have the paintbrush and can paint the first fabric on the palette...a yellow daisy for me...the box with the fabric choices does not show up. I have Restored Defaults for All Toolbars as well. The paintbrush has not been removed from the tool bar either. I may have to check on EQ website..
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Originally Posted by Marilynnc View Post
Thank you, Prism99, for this great thread! I just bought EQ8 and have played around with it a bit, but I need some lessons! I've watched the overview from OnPointQuilter, but I'm wondering if the book "EQ8 Lessons for Beginners" might be sufficient (it's less expensive)? Have you seen the book and would you recommend it?
One of the reasons I stuck with EQ7 was that, when EQ8 came out, all the EQ7 books went on sale. So far the books have not been of much help to me. This is because I find it very difficult to learn from printed, step-by-step directions. Video has been much easier for me in terms of learning EQ7.

What do you mean by the overview of EQ8?

Are you at a point where you can create a quilt in EQ8? If not, then the video lessons called "Shoot for the Stars" is the equivalent of the EQ7 videos from Kari Schell that got me started. The EQ8 set is on sale now for $25. If you are unsure, try signing up for the equivalent EQ7 series "Catch the Waves" that is free. Some things will be different, but it will give you some idea of the basics such as how to draw a basic pieced block, how to create a quilt using that block, how to color the block, how to save a quilt to the sketchbook, etc.

If you are at a point where you can do the basics, I suggest watching as many free video tutorials on EQ8 as you can. There are some on Youtube. Also, I don't know if you realized it, but the OnPointQuilter also has some short tutorials on her blog that you can access here: https://www.onpointquilter.com/apps/search?q=eq8&page=2 . If you scroll towards the bottom and click on the links, some of them will be ads for her classes, but others will be short tutorials on how to do specific things.

I am biased because I seem unable to learn from step-by-step printed instructions. For me, the reference manual for EQ8 would probably be more useful because then I could look up the specific questions I have about how to do specific things.
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