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Just installed EQ7 yesterday!

Old 05-28-2011, 05:10 PM
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Hi,

I installed my new EQ7 yesterday and have figured out some basics and watched the videos and have even designed a few quilts and imported fabrics and used them....doing good! I did a few of the lessons, picking and choosing.
Having such fun, but need a break and think I'll go downstairs and do some real quilting instead of just virtually! Might save on fabric and thread just doing quilts on my laptop...LOL.

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Old 05-28-2011, 05:25 PM
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LMBO Just think of the money you will save :D:D:D
I enjoy making virtual quilts almost as much as the real thing :wink: :D
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:20 PM
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I'm with Amma! Enjoy, I absolutely love it!
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:33 PM
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I'm with Amma! Enjoy, I absolutely love it!
So do I--and there's so much I haven't learned yet!
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I have EQ6 and love it - the lessons are great. There is still so much I have to learn.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:45 PM
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Have fun!! I spend a lot of time fooling around with EQ7 just for kicks!
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:36 PM
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Hi,

Just a question, now that I've made all these virtual quilts, how often do you gals sew them? Just curious.

I know how to print the fabric yardage out, but have to figure out the block cutting part....confused on that, but will get it! I thought it did the quilt for you, but see it's the block...then must just figure out for the number of blocks in the quilt? Another day tomorrow......tired now.

I have played with that thing ALL day! But, we had thunderstorms on and off all day so we didn't go to the lake and it was a great day to just sit and explore EQ7.

All this learning has made me tired.........sigh......

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Old 05-28-2011, 10:43 PM
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Yes, with EQ you have to figure out how to piece the blocks, and you have to keep track of how many of each, and how they get sewn together. I don't use it much for yardage either, but it is a tremendous help in designing the quilt, determining how a color scheme would look, deciding what borders to use, etc. Have fun with your new EQ!
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When you have your quilt on the screen, go to FILE and under there you'll see print. When you put your cursor on that a new little window will open and at the bottom is fabric yardage. Click on that and it'll tell you what you need.
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