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    Not directly. However, if you have an intermediary program like adobe PDF or one of the freeware pdf files you can go into "printer setup" and choose that as your printer from the drop down list. Then go back to your block and go to "print" choose "foundation" and print. You can then send this file via your preferred email as a pdf or use another program to convert it to a jpeg. I would leave it as pdf because a pfd file will give you a reliable 100% pattern to print off.

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    You need to print it to file, and convert it to a .pdf file (if you don't have a converter, there are free ones online).

    check out this prior topic for helpful details:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-62007-1.htm

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    Thank you!

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    I'm not affilated with Quilt University in anyway but wanted to let you know they have reasonably priced classes for EQ6 & EQ7. I'm doing the EQ7 Sampler class right now and in just one lesson (there are four) I have learned so much. Great teacher and easy print outs to follow.

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    Hi!Shelley, All you 6&7 owners are so lucky! I didn't know anything about Quilt University until after they had stopped having lessons for Version 5. But I'm also a day late, and a dollar short!!! From what I've heard they have great classes, and very easy to follow. Take care, Chris

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    Thanks for that info, Shelley. I will definately look in to these classes.
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    Looks like the next EQ7 class starts in May. So, I will sign up... but wish I could get started now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seweasy
    Hi! Diana,I'm trying!!! I made it through the first two lessons. My husband walked through my sewing room and asked what I was doing, showed him the the finale and what the quilt should look like; his comment was "you should make that!" I think it helped him understand better what the software can do.
    I had a little trouble with the second lesson but I think I wasn't clicking on something because I couldn't get the Grid Setup selection highlighted so I could click on it. Kept working with it till I did something right and it worked. Got the first block drawn and saved in the sketch book. Can see how handy knowing how to draw your own blocks could be; see a quilt block you like, you can draw it out.
    The more I look at the finished quilt, I think I want to make this quilt, so that make this mystery quilt even more fun! I love samplers and it isn't a huge quilt so I could handle that.
    Will post my progress! Take care, Chris
    Where do I find these lessons? online? or in the EQ manual.

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    Select "Fun Stuff" option from the top bar, then Lessons. I picked "Skylights". It was eleven lessons, each a different block.
    I'm thinking about making the quilt. I normally don't care for contemporary style but something about this wallhanging that I find very appealing. And after doing all the work, I should do something with the blocks! Chris

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    Thanks I will look at Skylights and see if I can follow the directions> I looked at one of the lessons and it seems that they assume things. Like I think you need to put the
    blocks in the sketchbook otherwise you can't find the set tool.

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    Most of the lessons take you through a process of learning how to draw a block in Easy Draw, then the block is saved in sketchbook to be later used in putting the blocks together in a quilt layout.
    Lesson 3 is a fairly easy lesson because it uses log-cabin block from the library and just changes the colors used in the block. And Lesson 5 shows how to modify a block from the library.
    If you gone through the Getting Started manual, you will be using the same commands. Some lessons were fairly easy and I could do two of them in a evening but some I only did one. It took maybe two weeks to get through it because I didn't put any pressure on myself to get it finished but at the same time I didn't want to be forever finishing because I might be a unclear on how it was all done.
    I went to a quilt show this weekend. One thing I noticed when I looked at some of the quilts, I noticed more how the blocks were put together; not just looking at the overall quilt but each individual block. Understanding more about drawing blocks has given me a new insight in quilt making.
    If you have any questions, you can PM me and I will send my email address if you like. Chris

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-106093-1.htm

    Well, I started a new EQ thread and whatever reason didn't show up here. Noticed there was another thread on EQ7,it has several pages and still hasn't been here with the rest of the EQ posts. Really frustrating! Chris

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    I'm not quite sure how this thing works so I just post where the other posts are.
    Diana

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    Hi! Diana, Please check out my blog for photos of my first project. http://seweasy4me-chris.blogspot.com. I'm going to try to get some fabrics soon to make this quilt. I make items for the three preemie ICU's we have here. I'm sort of the designated quilter of the group, others are working on burp pads, flannel blankets and other things. Each of us has found a niche that we want to work within Take care, Chris

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    Chris, your pattern is wonderful! Congratulations! I can't wait to see it translated into fabric.:-)

    Diana

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    I just found some EQ7 utube videos.

    http://www.youtube.com/ElectricQuilt

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    Thanks, Diana! It must have looked really funny seeing me dance around the house yesterday! I felt like I had really accomplished something, that I could see the block I needed within the structure of Rose Window. I guess I will won't be looking at quilts in quite the same way anymore. Take care, Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by seweasy
    Thanks, Diana! It must have looked really funny seeing me dance around the house yesterday! I felt like I had really accomplished something, that I could see the block I needed within the structure of Rose Window. I guess I will won't be looking at quilts in quite the same way anymore. Take care, Chris
    Woohoo!! Can we have a video? Just teasing

    You are right to be proud of your accomplishments! The hardest step is looking at a pattern and teasing out the underlying structure. After that, it's all decoration.

    Diana

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    Sorry, can't do that dance again! It sure was a great feeling, I had stuck with lessons and learned what I've wanted to do all along, how to take a quilt that I like and make something similar.
    Went to a small quilt show this past weekend, and got some great pictures of quilts. Several I really want to try myself! That's all I need, is some place to start then I can give it my own twist. Take care, Chris

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