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Thread: EQ7 Question

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    Power Poster ann clare's Avatar
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    How many of you have got EQ7 and not used it yet. I have taken it out and played but put it away none the wiser.

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    I have it. I don't play with it as much as I would like but have designed a few quilts and assume I will continue to use it. I did have to watch a few of the videos when I got stuck at first but now think I 'get' it most of the time.

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    I got mine the first of June... read the book and that is it... need to install it :oops:

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    I have EQ 6 and use it a lot........now. It took a while to learn how to use it. Keep working with it. It will get better.

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    Don't tell me that it's hard to understand. I just bought one and waiting for it's arrival. Can't wait.

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    I actually installed it and have used it!! WooHoo!! I designed a quilt for my FIL. I've scanned fabric in also. Just learning though. :-( Has been a lot fun! Lessons really help if you do them!! :lol: :lol: It can be very addictive! You can spend hours playing around with it.

    Just like this board the actual quilting doesn't get done!!! :shock: But it is fun!!

    Also, EQ has a wonderful staff that is very considerate in answering questions. Very helpful.

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    I have EQ7 and it is the first EQ that I have had. I am using it and love it. I have decided to do the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler and I am using it for that because the blocks are a 6" block but I decided I wanted to do them in a 9" block. The nice thing about it is that the SBS blocks are all traditional blocks so I can pick them out of the block library on EQ7 and just have it resize them for me with all the correct sizes and cutting layouts. Love it, love it, love it.

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    What is an EQ7?

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    I have not loaded mine yet. Plan to later today.

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    I've only had my update a week or so, and so far, only designed one quilt on it, because I am really busy at the moment. I know I will use it more in the winter.

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    Haven't even taken it out of the box. :-(

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    EQ is Electric Quilt and 7 is the latest version. It is fantastic. Go to their website to see all that it can do.

    www.electricquilt.com

    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddysmom
    What is an EQ7?
    EQ7 is the newest version of Electric Quilt, a program that will help you design your own blocks, quilts, etc.

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    I have mine and play with it a lot. I upgraded from EQ6 an didn't have any problems adjusting. And I like the new features.

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    I use the digital features more then the designing ones. I can import any picture of a whole quilt or block, trace it, covert it to rotary cutting pieces, template, or foundation piecing, any size I want. it's worth learning the advanced features. There are many blogs that have detailed tutorials on shortcuts and how tos.

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    I have had computer problems, so an holding off installing. new hard drive w/ 64 bit installed. I had EQ6 for a couple of months and was going to finish going through the simplified book that I have. Now EQ 6 has been reloaded. Try to see if I can get anything off the old hard drive that crashed. I really need to start backing up as I lost alot of documents I need.

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    Bellaboo, could you give more info about the EQ blogs and help available online? I have EQ 7, and have read over the book but haven't actually started using it. My quilt friends in the area aren't in to computer quilt programs and I could use a little help now and then. I believe it will be very helpful!

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    Super Member brushandthimble's Avatar
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    bellaboo, thank you for the links, i went directly to EQ and signed up for their newletter. :P

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    I've just started using my EQ7 and am still learning the do it yourself design features. Using the blocks and fabrics already in the libraries is pretty straightforward. Don't yet have a scanner, but that will enable me to use the main reason I bought it, scanning in my own fabrics, since lots of my stash is vintage stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    bellaboo, thank you for the links, i went directly to EQ and signed up for their newletter. :P
    Ditto!!! I did too. Thank you.

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    I have EQ5 and never learned to use it. I don't think it is user friendly at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmail
    I have EQ5 and never learned to use it. I don't think it is user friendly at all.
    I understand that EQ6 & EQ7 are more userfriendly. Haven't had a lot of problems as of yet.

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    Thanks Bella!! Have printed them off for future reference. :-D

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    Bellaboo, thanks for the links. Maybe we should have an EQ7 monthly challenge to get us motivated. So like me to spend the money (that I don't have) and sit it on the shelf waiting for the Right Time to use it. I bought it as all of you did because I thought it would be very helpful. Let's motivate each other!!!

    Thanks again for the links!

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