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Old 10-23-2018, 04:54 PM
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Thanks for the reply - I'm going to try it this way when I get home! I kept going round and round with the listed tutorials and directions from EQ.
Ohmygoshohmygosh!! I love you! Thank you So Much!! Eparys, that was it! I totally could not have done this on my own, and (shamefacedly) I don't consider myself a dummy as far as computers/software goes. That was not as directed lol!
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:46 PM
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I've got a question/issue that I can't seem to resolve yet...maybe there is something I'm overlooking? When I import fabric from an image file (I do this a lot as my chosen fabrics are not always downloadable from the app)... I find I cannot scale them at all, which ends up looking pretty odd. The software suggests there is a way to use a 'ruler' when importing, but my install does not have it?

Directions say "Notice that the rulers on the worktable don’t match the ruler in the photo. In this example, the worktable ruler show approximately 10 inches and the actual ruler on the fabric shows approximately 18 inches. To get the appropriate scale, we need to adjust the rulers on the worktable to match the ruler in the photo"

I see no ruler at all on the worktable. Any ideas? Thanks much!
looked this up in the EQ8 Lessons for Beginners (Basics): when you are in the "import & edit images" worktable, there should be a worktable tools button on the left showing "view actual size" and one that shows "fit to window" Right click over the image and choose "image info" to check how many pixels were used to scan the fabric. It will tell you this plus the size of the image (i.e. 75 pixels and 8.5x11") The book suggest you set your scanner to 72 or 75 dpi in order to scan correctly.

If yo did not scan it into EQ8, but rather imported from the internet (i.e. fabric manufacture's site that hasn't scaled it for EQ) it's suggested you either use the ruler in their image or if you take a picture of a fabric, that you include a ruler in the photo alongside the fabric. After you save it to sketch book you can do the right click on the image to get the image info box (# of pixels, resolution which ideally will be 72-75dpi but probably isn't, size of sample). to make the ruler in your image (that either came with the image off the internet or you placed a ruler in the photo) match the ruler on the image worktable, click the zoom button on the left side of the screen (a blue + button) and drag a marquee box around the ruler at the bottom of the image. then click "fit to window". then in the left hand palatte click "scale fabric"--the tips that you have to scroll down for should show you the way to scale without a ruler.
I highly recommend getting their new books with lessons--I go through them lesson by lesson and then keep to use for reference for those things you don't do all the time! Good luck!
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:28 PM
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... Also spent some time last night transferring all the fabric swatches I'd downloaded directly from Manufacturers websites to EQ 7 to EQ8--now I'm ready to roll!
Oooh, how do you do that?!

PS--my EQ8 install imploded last week. I got screen shots to the effect that I had violated the 2-computer allowance (only I hadn't--just one copy of EQ8 on my desk top, plus a second copy on my laptop that I bring to classes, etc. that I have been using since the EQ8 release date last December 2017. Regardless, I uninstalled and reinstalled on just my desktop copy and I was allowed access and permission to proceed once again. Both copies are working again just fine.
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Old 10-29-2018, 07:24 PM
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Looking for help with a panel. I am trying to create a quilt around a panel and canít seem to figure out if EQ8 can even do this. Many thanks.
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Old 10-30-2018, 01:38 AM
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I'm pretty sure it can be done with custom settings... but I've not become comfortable with that... so I'll be looking for other responses.
Alternately, the panel can be put in a one block layout. Then the other blocks could be put in multiple borders?
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by lyndaj View Post
Looking for help with a panel. I am trying to create a quilt around a panel and can’t seem to figure out if EQ8 can even do this. Many thanks.
Maybe someone else has a more elegant solution, but this is how I do it. As I find the custom layout awkward, I create a quilt with one block the size of the panel, then add borders to that. Sometime you need to play around with the size of the panel so that your blocks in the border aren't a funky size. Like - if your panel is 27x42 and you are thinking 6" blocks then the center needs to be 30x42. Then I decide how big I want the quilt and add borders - remember you can add a border to any side individually, in pairs, 3 out of 4 or all four at once to get your desired size and shape. I use either the blocks or tiles option. When I go to sew it - I will add extra fabric to make the panel the size I need it to be. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:59 AM
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Club EQ has an article that shows how to design around a panel: https://doyoueq.com/blog/2017/12/club-eq-using-panels/. I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but hopefully it proves helpful.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Club EQ has an article that shows how to design around a panel: https://doyoueq.com/blog/2017/12/club-eq-using-panels/. I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but hopefully it proves helpful.
so it looks like the EQ club does it the same way eparys and I do it.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by lyric girl View Post
What or who is eparys?
LOL - eparys is me!! I replied just above groucho (post #76)
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by lyric girl View Post
What or who is eparys?
the member who posted post #76
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