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    Junior Member eeraemore's Avatar
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    Does anyone have the Quilt CAD software? What do you think? Do you recommend it? I'm considering purchasing it, but I would appreciate input from "those more experienced." :)

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    Sorry, don't have it, hope someone can help.

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    I just got it, and just started playing around with it. It came as a perk with my setup. I like the patterns that come with it, and look forward to trying them out. You can also graph yourself, but it's as simple as using Paint or something on your computer, with lines and curves and such.

    It *does* allow you to size your pantograph or full-quilt. I've seen this listed betweeen $100-$150. Not sure if I'd pay THAT much for it. Perhaps when I fiddle with it more I would say yes I would...

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    Most quilters who want quilt design software use Electric Quilt, which is coming out with version 7 soon. I have no idea how it compares to Quilt Cad software. EQ6 can be purchased for about $114 from Jhittle; EQ7 is about $142 if pre-ordered, $180-190 or after release.

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    Are you using this to design your own pantos or are you getting the Pro stitcher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eeraemore
    Does anyone have the Quilt CAD software? What do you think? Do you recommend it? I'm considering purchasing it, but I would appreciate input from "those more experienced." :)
    Hi there,

    I got the QuiltCAD program with updating my HQ16 with the ProStitcher. I really like it. Unfortunately it is best learned with 2 computers: 1 on the printed tutorials [no video available yet] and the other to do the actual work. Since I don't often have that option, I actually printed out the tutorials. That took a lot of paper but helped me so I could practice on my little notebook where ever I was [recently visited family.]

    I did get help from HQ as to some of the short cuts ... but nothing from the QuiltCAD folk themselves.

    I still have a lot to learn when I get the time to devote to it. So far have usually downloaded patterns via the net. PM me if you want any sites for this.

    Have fun with it.

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    There are some wonderful new tutorial videos on You Tube for the Pro Stitcher.

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    I went to the J hittle website but could not find the EQ7. What is it categorized under?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Promise
    I went to the J hittle website but could not find the EQ7. What is it categorized under?
    I don't think EQ7 comes out til June or July. Try the Electric Quilt website for more info. EQ products are usually fair trade items - that is the price is the same wherever you buy it. You might be able to get a discounted EQ6 when the EQ7 comes out .... worth a try if money is a concern [like when isn't it?]

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    Thanks, everyone. It doesn't seem like a lot of people know about the software. It's my understanding that it is different from EQ because EQ is for piecing/desgining tops and the CAD is for the actual **quilting** patterns and pantographs. I'll just have to stew on this one!!

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    Hi Emily,

    You got it. QuiltCAD is a design software for the computerized HQ. This is so you can design your own quilting patterns - either for edge to edge or for motifs [individual blocks.] Once you learn it you'll love it.

    EQ is for designing the quilt. Although it does have a quilting function, that I don't use.

    Have fun.
    alice

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    So, it is now almost a year later. Did you buy the Quilt CAD? Or EQ7?

    I have a longarm and am looking for a computer program to design and print pantographs and can't decide between EQ7 and Quilt CAD.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4deegees
    So, it is now almost a year later. Did you buy the Quilt CAD? Or EQ7?

    I have a longarm and am looking for a computer program to design and print pantographs and can't decide between EQ7 and Quilt CAD.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Cathy
    Hi Cathy,

    The QuiltCAD is for use with the ProStitcher and comes with it from HandiQuilter. I don't know if it works with any other computerized quilting system. I have had fun playing with it. Will be taking a class in it this summer. I have had 3 eye surgeries since last year so there was a LOT of time where I wasn't quilting/sewing. Still not really doing much yet ... which is why I watch the QB so often right now.

    I literally use the EQ6 [I don't have the EQ7 version] a lot for designing quilts and giving colors and fabrics a 'audition' before actually even thinking of making a quilt. Right now I mainly use it for friends. It does a great job in fabric calculation, printing paper piecing sheets, and giving rotary cutting templates. It makes it easy to see the finished size and figure out if I want sashing or multiple borders and such.

    Hope this helps.

    You can PM me if you want more info.

    ali

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    Hello i am a new bee" Can someone help me please i am trying to make a pantograph 3 row .but i can,t remover the the jump lines . im useing Quilt Cad . debra
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    Did you buy quilt cad and do you no how to use it. I got it .and I am having trouble. I can,t seem to get it work right debra
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