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Thread: Rhonda's Electric Quilt Class - Week 7 - Figuring Yardage

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    Rhonda's Electric Quilt Class - Week 7 - Figuring Yardage

    This week we will look at figuring yardage. Please read all the way through before you try to follow the directions. As far as I can tell all 3 versions are the same for this lesson. You will find the icons might be in the top tool bar in 6 and 7 instead of on the left. But otherwise they are the same.

    Before you follow these steps make sure you click on layout under your quilt and make sure you have the size of your blocks right. If you are using sashing and or borders make sure you have them in the right numbers to get the best estimate on yardage.

    Click on the printer icon. You will see a menu pop up.
    Click on Fabric Yardage.

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    Now you should see this window.
    Make sure you put in the width of your fabric.

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    In the lower left corner click on Preview
    You don't want to print yet.

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    Next you will see this.

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    To be able to see it better
    Click on Zoom In.
    You will again see the magnifier glass icon

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    Go down to the fabrics
    and click just above the left corner
    Hold it down and draw a box over the fabrics.

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    This will enlarge the picture.

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    I would prefer to print it at this size
    but I haven't been able to.
    You can print it and then enlarge it.


    You can get the yardage for the backing by making the quilt all one color. Then follow the steps again to get the yardage.

    If you want binding figured you could add an extra border and make sure it is the right size. Color it a differant color so it will figure the yardage on just that border. I believe most bindings are 2 1/2" wide and then the length of the quilt sides. So I would add abit more on after you get the numbers.

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    Now let's look at the Block

    Put a block on the worktable
    When you click on the printer icon
    you get this menu

    Click on Block

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    You will see this window
    You need to set the size of your block
    and choose the type of block

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    Now for printing a foundation for paper piecing
    Go back to the printer icon
    Click on Foundation Pattern

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    Make sure you set the size of your block
    and all the options are the way you want them

    Then you can click on preview and see the placement
    of your foundation pattern.

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    Now go back and click on Numbering
    You will get this pattern
    there is a button on the right
    that you can click on to change the numbers

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    Now go back to the printer icon

    I'm showing this one is in EQ7
    but you can do the same in EQ6 or EQ5

    Click on Templates

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    You will get the block
    laid out in templates

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    Now let's try out the rotary cutting
    click on Rotary Cutting

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    You will get this diagram to show
    you how you can cut out the pieces
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    Once you have copied or imported
    the NY Beauty (in EQ6 and EQ7)into your sketchbook
    you just need to choose the NY as
    your block. This one is already in
    the library that comes with your EQ.

    In EQ5 the closest I could come to a NY Beauty
    is in Contemporary Pieced and then
    choose Sun Compasses

    Here is the New York Beauty
    to show you how it can show
    the foundation pattern

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    And here are the pieces
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    Hope this has been easy to follow. If you have any questions just let me know!

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    Ok here is the PDF for this lesson
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    Just found this ---How can I get the first 6 lessons?

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    Did I miss Week 6? I have two different posts for Week 5, but no week 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pds View Post
    Just found this ---How can I get the first 6 lessons?
    There may be another way, but I go to "archive" at the bottom of the page, then tutorials, All 7 classes are listed, although 5 is listed twice, but it is actually 6. There are 7 weeks including todays class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonnyh View Post
    Did I miss Week 6? I have two different posts for Week 5, but no week 6.
    No, you didn't miss any, just a typo, one lesson each week, week 5 and week 6. So you are right up there with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene View Post
    No, you didn't miss any, just a typo, one lesson each week, week 5 and week 6. So you are right up there with us.
    Sorry about that. I keep meaning to have Patrice fix that and keep forgetting to ask her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pds View Post
    Just found this ---How can I get the first 6 lessons?
    All the lessons are in the Electric Quilt section in the Topics Lists
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tags/electric+quilt.html

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    See Rhonda. I still haven't figured this board out...I go in the back door to get what I'm looking for.
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    For some reason both my printer at home & at work say "The document could not be printed" "There were no pages selected to print" - even when I have clicked print all pages or pages 1 to 11? I haven't had this happen before and was wondering if somethings wonky with my computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millstream Mom View Post
    For some reason both my printer at home & at work say "The document could not be printed" "There were no pages selected to print" - even when I have clicked print all pages or pages 1 to 11? I haven't had this happen before and was wondering if somethings wonky with my computer?
    I'm assuming you mean printing off these pages. If so, click file, print preview and you can see what is on the page and then choose what pages you want to print. But go back to page one and do it, from this page you don't get much. Hope it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millstream Mom View Post
    For some reason both my printer at home & at work say "The document could not be printed" "There were no pages selected to print" - even when I have clicked print all pages or pages 1 to 11? I haven't had this happen before and was wondering if somethings wonky with my computer?
    Are you trying to print the PDF file or these pages? I can send you the PDF file in an email if you like. Then you can download it to your computer and you can print or not as you like. As long as you have it on your computer you can see it from there.

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    Rhonda

    When trying to print the pages from your tutorial it doesn't show anything for page 7 and for page 9 of week 7. Last week I also didn't get part of week 6. I am saving them in a folder on the computer and also trying to print them off to keep with my EQ 6 book, but it keeps saying there is an error. Hope someone can help so I can get all the pages.

    Thank you for all that you are doing for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzy View Post
    Rhonda

    When trying to print the pages from your tutorial it doesn't show anything for page 7 and for page 9 of week 7. Last week I also didn't get part of week 6. I am saving them in a folder on the computer and also trying to print them off to keep with my EQ 6 book, but it keeps saying there is an error. Hope someone can help so I can get all the pages.

    Thank you for all that you are doing for us.

    Suzy
    I need to know if you are trying to print the pages on the QB or the PDF file.

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    Rhonda

    I'm trying to print them from the pdfs. I have them in a folder and they have blank pages for the #s I said in first message. the first thru the fifth weeks worked fine. Hope I can find a solution. Again thank you.

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    I have tried several times tocopy the latest lesson but I keep getting an error message,Has anyone had trouble .
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    Gonna try posting this PDF again. I tried and I couldn't print the file from the first link either.

    Ok I saved this copy of the PDF to my computer and I tried printing it and I got it to print just fine. No empty pages and it did ok.

    See if you have any more problems and let me know if it went ok for you. If worst comes to worse I just printed off two copies of this file so I can mail one to anyone who can't get the file to work for you.
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    Thank You. It all printed this time. Thanks so much for giving of your time to us. You make it much easier to understand with the step by step directions. again, thank you.

    Suzy

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    Rhonda, I just wanted you to know that I play on my EQ5 everyday. Thanks for all the lessons. Labug

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    Quote Originally Posted by labug View Post
    Rhonda, I just wanted you to know that I play on my EQ5 everyday. Thanks for all the lessons. Labug
    You're welcome everyone and I am glad this PDF link works right now. I am learning so much and finding things even in EQ5 that I didn't realize was there. So I am enjoying this journey right along with you all!! I never thought I needed EQ7 but I am so glad I bought it. I am having a blast exploring it.

    If anyone is thinking of getting it I would highly recommend it. Especially if you love creating your own designs. It has so many wonderful features a lot of which I still haven't figured out.

    My grandson designed some quilts using my EQ5 last year and he used a lot of New York Beauties in his designs. Now I am not a paper piecer. So I was at a loss as to how to make his designs into patterns. Now with this last lesson I discovered how to make a paper pieced pattern so I should be able to turn his designs into patterns that he can sell. Joey just turned 13 Dec 10th and he already has a real eye for design!

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    EQ 7 Lesson PDF's

    I just found your tuts and downloaded 2 PDFs. I REALLY want to learn EQ7. Is there a place to download the other PDFs?

    Thank you so much for your lessons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Persnikety View Post
    I just found your tuts and downloaded 2 PDFs. I REALLY want to learn EQ7. Is there a place to download the other PDFs?

    Thank you so much for your lessons!

    Beverlie
    Each lesson has it's own PDF. Some of them probably most of them the PDF is added in after the lesson

    Here is the Topics List section for the Electric Quilt threads
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tags/electric+quilt.html

    You will find all the EQ threads there.

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    Thanks for reposting. I now can save it to my computer. Hopefully, I will be able to print lessons off when I get to that point.

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    Great tutorial but even better GGD!
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