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Thread: Rhonda's Electric Quilt Class - Week 4 - Scanning Fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by inpieces64 View Post
    Just wanted to let you know I was finally able to import the fabrics into EQ7. The image however does look as if you can see the weave in it very clearly. Do I need to change the resolution? Seems all I can do is crop the image. TY for all you help.
    I used to crop the image but if you fix the resolution to 75 it won't matter the size of you pic. The EQ will adjust the pic no matter the size. I experimented with it and it works.

    However when I first started scanning I just used the size of the pic that came out of the scanner. My pics were in the 1000 range. By the time I understood the need to resize to a smaller size I had scanned in more than a hundred fabrics. My pc kept telling me there was no more memory. The lady at EQ told me to resize my pics. Well with that many fabrics I never did but I am more aware of the need for smaller pics now. It doesn't make them look any differant in the EQ but it makes more room in your files. The resolution or how many dots per inch is what makes the differance in the look of your picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    Next week I will continue on with more stuff you can do with scanning and the sketchbook. Adding your own photos is one of them.

    What exactly are you wanting to do with a pattern block or quilt?
    I often buy a pattern that I like but it doesn't offer a king size option and all my kids have king sized beds. I'd like to be able to take that pattern or block into EQ, make it king size, scan my sample fabrics in, rearrange colors to suit me and then find out how many blocks I need to make and HOW MUCH FABRIC I need to buy. It takes me 4-5 trips to a fabric store to finish a quilt...initial fabric, sashing, borders, backing.

    Thanks Rhonda. Your lessons are great. I'm probably just ahead of you with my questions.

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    My EQ7 software arrived yesterday, Santa does not know that I saw it on the front porch when I got home from work before him. I ask if he got the mail and he said NO...I'LL GET IT!!!. Now it is wrapped and under the tree and you have no idea how hard it is to not rip open that box and get started. Hope I can catch up with you guys. I have read the posts but its hard to follow when I haven't used the software yet. Rhonda, sounds like you'll make it easy to learn. Can't wait......I wonder if Santa would notice if I loaded the software then rewrapped the box..... Never mind! I wouldn't really do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama View Post
    My EQ7 software arrived yesterday, Santa does not know that I saw it on the front porch when I got home from work before him. I ask if he got the mail and he said NO...I'LL GET IT!!!. Now it is wrapped and under the tree and you have no idea how hard it is to not rip open that box and get started. Hope I can catch up with you guys. I have read the posts but its hard to follow when I haven't used the software yet. Rhonda, sounds like you'll make it easy to learn. Can't wait......I wonder if Santa would notice if I loaded the software then rewrapped the box..... Never mind! I wouldn't really do that.
    when my 33 yr old son was in 4th grade I bought the new fad the very first Nintendo deck for him for Christmas. I had it wrapped up and under the tree. I am a big puzzle fanatic and gamer and while the kids were in school I would open one end of the box and wiggle the game out of there. Hook it up and play it while I was the only one home and then put it back before everyone got home again! LOL I was addicted before the kids ever saw it!

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    Donkey Kong, PacMan or Mario? My son is about that same age. Can't wait to get started on the EQ Classes with you. I've read your posts and I'm sure to get alot from it. Thanks Rhonda!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    when my 33 yr old son was in 4th grade I bought the new fad the very first Nintendo deck for him for Christmas. I had it wrapped up and under the tree. I am a big puzzle fanatic and gamer and while the kids were in school I would open one end of the box and wiggle the game out of there. Hook it up and play it while I was the only one home and then put it back before everyone got home again! LOL I was addicted before the kids ever saw it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama View Post
    Donkey Kong, PacMan or Mario? My son is about that same age. Can't wait to get started on the EQ Classes with you. I've read your posts and I'm sure to get alot from it. Thanks Rhonda!
    LOL This was when it first came out so it was Mario Brothers. It was the only one on the market then. Then they came out with more. I remember our local theater offered a handful of games for rent. The owner told me he thought it was a fad that wouldn't last long. Boy was he wrong!!

    My all time favorite games are Zelda and Metroid. I enjoy treasure hunting and puzzle solving more than fighting the bad guys. My two boys and I used to sit and play together for hours. What I wasn't good at they were. I had no patience for fighting and they had no patience for solving riddles. So we would hand off to the one who could solve that part of the game. I so enjoyed spending time with them that way.
    My youngest son Glen rented Donkey Kong when it first came out and I was hooked! He bought me a super nintendo for Christmas that year with Donkey Kong Country. Myself and my sons and then later grandsons have all enjoyed playing this together. Jake and I played every time he came and stayed. We played it over almost a year til we finally got to the end. I had already beaten it but it was fun to play with him. He comes one weekend every other month and on holidays.

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    Awesome....thanks!

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    Great lesson can hardly wait for more
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    One question I have... after scanning the fabric & importing it into EQ5.... when I design a quilt & use that imported fabric the scale is way out of whack. Let's see if I can put a picture of it here.Name:  EQ fabrics 002.bmp
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Size:  374.7 KB okay and now how do I get my EQ5 picture on....Name:  ladybugs in a quilt.BMP
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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    One question I have... after scanning the fabric & importing it into EQ5.... when I design a quilt & use that imported fabric the scale is way out of whack. Let's see if I can put a picture of it here. okay and now how do I get my EQ5 picture on....
    Did you use the 75 dpi or did you just scan and import your picture? Go back and look at the Class directions. I don't know that I remember it right off but I believe if you change the DPI from 200 to 75 it should fix your problem. I do know it has a lot to do with the size of your picture.

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    Yes, it is scanned at the 75, oh well will keep playing with it. Found some instructions: open my scan in MS Paint

    Optional Step
    If you think the fabric pattern looks too large on the screen, select Image > Stretch/Skew Type 50% for both the horizontal and vertical stretch. This will make the fabric scan appear smaller. All of the fabrics in the Designer Fabrics library were resized 50%, so the fabrics would look better proportioned on your monitor. *** I had to reduce mine to 45% to get the maximum pixels down below 200.

    Step 4
    Select Image > Attributes...
    Your image height and width must be a MAXIMUM of 200 each. It can be smaller than 200 by 200.
    Name:  ladybugs in quilt scaled.BMP
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    Last edited by thimblebug6000; 01-29-2012 at 09:40 AM.

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