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Thread: quit design programs

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    Hi, I want to purchase an inexpensive quilt design program for my computer - does anyone have any suggestions?

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    I have EQ6 and it is very user friendly. The guide book has lessons that walk a beginner thru each step.

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    I just purchased Quilt Design Wizard it was around $30.00 I got it from Amazon.com

    http://www.amazon.com/Electric-Quilt...1636013&sr=8-3

    Also check out this thread
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15234.page

    If you have any questions feel free to PM me, Donna

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    I have EQ5. I does not tell you how to assemble the quilt tho. You're on your own there. :cry:

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    I just got EQ6 for Christmas - $130 shipped. Not cheap, but I really do like it.

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    What exactly do these programs do?

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    The Quilt Design Wizard has 200 block patterns and over 3000 different fabric choices you can design any size quilt add sashing, borders change block colors and rotate them for different placement. Then you can print the directions and templates. It tells you how much fabric of each color you will need, how many blocks of each to cut. So far I am really having fun with mine and have started the first quilt that is shown in the link above.

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    Wow! Sounds cool! Thanks for the info.

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    is it a cd? it appears on your screen and then you print it out? i've never seen one at a show. does it print the templates separately or give rotary cutting instructions?

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    Butterfly wing Yes, Yes and Yes. Mine is a Cd that you load into the computer like any other program, once loaded you do not need to use the CD. It gives rotary cutting directions, I don't know if I can put this next part on here but it is the menu on the program. Hope this helps.


    Welcome

    What Should I Do First?
    Getting Help


    Layout
    Design Hints
    Using the Software


    Borders
    Design Hints
    Using the Software


    Blocks
    Design Hints
    Using the Software
    Sewing Instructions


    Fabric
    Design Hints
    Using the Software


    Print
    Using the Software


    Making Any Quilt
    Getting Ready
    Sewing the Quilt Top
    Completing the Quilt
    Finishing Touches
    Caring for Your Quilt
    Other Construction Methods


    A Step-by-Step Project
    Getting Ready
    Sewing the Quilt Top
    Completing the Quilt
    Finishing Touches
    Caring for Your Quilt


    Print the Manuals
    Lessons
    Reference Guide



    Reference Information not need to use the CD.

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    i am going to the central jersey show this season and i plan to look for it. thanks for the rave reviews.


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    In the QDW program there is a link to the website. Each month they put a free pattern online that you can download into you quilt wizard program.
    Also you can download all the previous patterns that go back a couple of yrs or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    In the QDW program there is a link to the website. Each month they put a free pattern online that you can download into you quilt wizard program.
    Also you can download all the previous patterns that go back a couple of yrs or so.
    http://www.quiltdesignwizard.com/qdw...ry/gallery.asp

    here is the link to the gallery-----

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    The link is also in the program itself, up in the left hand corner when you open QDW. They have alot of neat patterns.

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