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Thread: Questions about EQ5 and 6

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    Wondering if someone can explain the difference in the software.
    Basically, I'm looking for something that allows me to design quilts and then calculates yardage and cutting directions, such as how many squares of which color, etc.

    If I understand correctly, both programs can do that. Am I right about this?
    I'm horrible at figuring yardage and estimating how much fabric of each color I'd need when making a quilt. I thought this software might help me with that.

    I know EQ5 is the older version, of course, and is much less expensive that EQ6. Which makes it more attractive to me.

    What significant features does EQ6 have that I couldn't do with 5?

    I know it's a lot to answer. I've tried reading about and comparing the two but I'm still not sure.

    I wondered if anyone has used both and can tell me if EQ5 will be sufficient for what I need.

    Thanks.

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    the most siginificant difference between the two versions is that you can import scans of your own fabrics to EQ6. to be honest ... i've never been able to get my scans to look "right" enough to be useful once they're imported. i don't know if it's me or the program.

    it sounds to me as though you'd be quite happy with EQ5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    the most siginificant difference between the two versions is that you can import scans of your own fabrics to EQ6. to be honest ... i've never been able to get my scans to look "right" enough to be useful once they're imported. i don't know if it's me or the program.

    it sounds to me as though you'd be quite happy with EQ5.
    I see. Thanks. Yeah, I don't think I need that scanning feature. I just want to be able to use general colors, design a quilt, have it spit out the yardage and all that.

    Guess I'll have to put EQ5 on my Christmas list. :D

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    I have both and found EQ6 is more user friendly - but if cost is a factor, EQ5 is just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMK
    I have both and found EQ6 is more user friendly - but if cost is a factor, EQ5 is just fine.
    Thanks for the info. I was a technician in a former life so I'm confident I can figure it out. The money saved will be worth it to me. 8)

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    You'll have lots of fun with it - enjoy.

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