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Thread: Rhonda's Electric Quilt Class - Week 8 - PatchDraw

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    Rhonda's Electric Quilt Class - Week 8 - PatchDraw

    This week we are going to look at PatchDraw. This is a group of tools that allow you to create some applique or stencil designs. They could be used to trace off for quilting designs or you can applique a quilt block with them or you can use them as motifs. If you are going to do applique you can print off templates to use to transform them into applique pieces.

    This is a great place to play and explore your creativity! It isn't piecing but it is exciting to see what comes out of playing with the tools.

    Here is an Angel I made with the tools and I am going to show you how to do this yourself.

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    find Block in the top tool bar and click on it
    Then click on patchdraw in the menu that pops up.
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    In EQ5 you will see the Patchdraw tools in the tool bar on the right side of your screen
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    In EQ7 go to the bottom of your block and click on Applique to get your Patchdraw tools to pop up on your left tool bar

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    Here you can see the Patchdraw tools in your left tool bar in EQ7. If you don't see all of the tools then click on any tool and this menu will pop up. click on add/remove buttons. Add any buttons you want to use. I think the swath and brush stroke buttons are fun to play with.
    Click on the shapes to be able to pop out the shape bars. I had trouble getting mine to pop out so just play with clicking and I tried holding down the left click and dragging it out. Sometimes it worked.
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    In EQ5 you will see your tools in your right side tool bar. Click on the little black arrow beside the bottom box where you will see a shape. This should pop out your row of shapes.
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    So choose a shape to play with
    On the worktable left click and hold it down and pull the shape across the worktable. As you play with it you will get a feel for how big or how little you want it to start.
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    After you have your shape find the Bezier Tool
    This tool allows you to move a line any way you want.

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    Just click on a line and you will see two black boxes appear at the ends of that line. You will see a dotted line coming out from each box.

    In EQ7 you will have more black boxes in the middle of the lines too. It makes it a bit easier to move and shape the lines.

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    Each dotted line has a small box on the end. Click on that box to move that end of the line and then you can also shorten the dotted line and or move up and down with it to change and shape your line.
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    Here I wanted to show you how you can twist this in any way you want to. Just use the dotted lines and move them any direction.
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    Here I used the leaf shape to start my wings for the angel
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    Then I used the teardrop shape for the head. I tried the circle but the teardrop has a better shape to change to make it look more like a head.
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    Here you can see the black box where you can click on it to move the lines on each side of the head to shape the head.

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    I used the dotted lines to drag the lines down to create the wings shapes.
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    Now she has a halo and a head and the body and wings still need shaped.
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    You might want to pay attention to how the pieces look where they connect. Here I think the neck needs to be under the head not up into the head shape.

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    So go back to the patchdraw side and click on the point of that shape to move the neck down under the head.
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    Another thing you can play with is the diamond shape or any of the geometrics.
    Click on the shape and then left click on the worktable holding it down and dragging the shape across the worktable.
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    I then added a second one and I started on the same spot the first one started. I moved it so the left side of the second one would meet the right side of the first one.

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    Here you can see I added a third diamond to close the box. I also did a star. This is just using a straight line and make sure all of your lines connect or you won't be able to color the star.

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    Here are some of my quilt blocks I made. I had so much fun doing these!!!!!

    Even if you never use them for anything it is just plain fun to do this!!
    I think you could create coloring pages for a child to color You could draw designs and print them off and use them to frame them! Let the kids play and keep their designs either printed out or turn them into quilt blocks.

    You could use your designs to print off your own cards. You could print them off onto inkjet fabric sheets and then use them in a quilt just like you would a photo panel.
    Lots of possibilities beyond making applique with them.

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    Oh what fun, don't forget the PDF....you amaze me girl!
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    You are amazing Rhonda. Thanks for the wonderful tut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene View Post
    Oh what fun, don't forget the PDF....you amaze me girl!
    It isn't me Katie that is amazing it is the program! It is so easy to use. I would never ever sit down with pen and paper and come up with these on my own. But I just chose a shape and started stretching it and moving it and found things I liked and just kept building on that. I have never had so much fun with a program before.

    I can't sing it's praises enough. It is a wonderful way to create and let your imagination fly. Then you can go to print and print out templates of what you made! Or print your design off as a stencil and use it to quilt with.

    Like I said in the tute so many possibilities of ways to use this.

    I was finishing this at 4am so sorry I didn't even think about the PDF. I will get it done today and post it here after while.

    One of my many sins is I have a tendency to leave everything to the last minute. I did start doing some of the screenshots the other day but inspiration doesn't hit me unless I wait til I have to push myself to get it done! LOL Hence the working on it til 4am. I didn't really get serious about posting it til midnight. Then I still kept stopping to watch David Tuttera's wedding show. Love that show! The creativity is mind boggling.

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    rhonda, you have such an imagination, I don,t think there is a limit to your doings,great tut,thanks
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    Another great tut. Thank you for all you are doing for the people on this board. Hope I can use this program half as well as you do. Your great granddaughter is an angel. I will patiently wait for the PDF.

    Thank You so much

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    Rhonda thank you so very much for these lessons. Now if only I can put them to use. I had back surgery so am unable to sit at the computer or sewing machine for long periods. Hopefully soon though.
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Thank you Rhonda for the wonderful tutes that you are creating. I have EQ4 and 5, and thought I knew everything - but you are opening my awareness and interest all over again. I thank you so much for that! You are one heck-of-a-teacher!

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    Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I hope you enjoy all the tutorials. I have no idea where it will end. We shall see how much I can pass along.

    Sorry about the PDF I came down with a virulent form of the flu and was really sick from 4pm yesterday to now. At least I am able to be up abit now. Haven't tried to eat anything yet. I am diabetic and since all I ate yesterday was a peanut butter sandwich and a small bag of chips at 2 and I went to sleep at 4 til 10pm -so last night my blood sugar was down to 78. I was really weak and shaky and couldn't think. We are both diabetic and I keep frosting in the house so a couple of small bites of frosting and it was back up shortly. But I spent most of the night in the bathroom. Lost a lot of water and I could feel I was dehydrated but I couldn't keep anything down not even pills.

    I'm doing a little better so I will work on that PDF today sometime. I am glad you all are getting some good out of the lessons. I am having a blast learning new things from the books and from trial and error. I know a lot of people will only do piecing but I hope those who wanted to do quilting designs to quilt with will see the possibilities in this feature as well as those who like applique. I will continue on with the patchdraw in the next lesson and show more of how to use it. This is all new to me too and I was so excited when I figured it out!

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    Rhonda, we all appreciate all you do to put these lessons together for us, and a couple of days wait for the PDF until you feel better is no problem to any of us I am sure. Take care of yourself - that's what's important.
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    Please take care, we will survive without the tut, just get better. I have friends that are diabetic and when they get the intestinal garbage that goes around, it can be very scarey. Hope you feel better soon. Praying for a quick recovery.

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    Thanks Judy and Suzy. I am on the upswing. Just had some toast and a bottle of water and kept it down so will be doing better soon. At one point I thought this must be how an anorexic feels! My stomach was so empty but I couldn't eat and keep it down. I hate being sick!

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    Looking for Rhonda's EQ Class lesson 6

    I have been trying to follow the EQ classes by Rhonda, but I am missing lesson 6 and cannot find it in old posts. Does anyone know where I can find it? Thank you : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by imcraftee View Post
    I have been trying to follow the EQ classes by Rhonda, but I am missing lesson 6 and cannot find it in old posts. Does anyone know where I can find it? Thank you : )
    Sorry I forgot to tag it so it showed in the Electric Quilt section. You can see it there now.
    Here is the link for Week 6
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...s-t171767.html

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    Thanks Rhonda for these wonderful lessons. I bought a pile of fabric from my favorite local quilt shop at their pre-inventory sale. Yesterday my husband scanned in my fabrics and because of your lessons I was able to create my king-sized quilt with sashing and borders. It was so fun to see what it is going to look like before it is finished. Your classes are exactly what I needed to get me to do these basics in EQ. This lesson looks like fun...but I'm anxious to get quilting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry7110 View Post
    Thanks Rhonda for these wonderful lessons. I bought a pile of fabric from my favorite local quilt shop at their pre-inventory sale. Yesterday my husband scanned in my fabrics and because of your lessons I was able to create my king-sized quilt with sashing and borders. It was so fun to see what it is going to look like before it is finished. Your classes are exactly what I needed to get me to do these basics in EQ. This lesson looks like fun...but I'm anxious to get quilting!
    I'm thrilled to hear this Merry! I always wonder if anyone is listening and or following my lessons. It is really great to know they helped someone. I love the feedback so I know what is going on with anyone who uses my lessons. Thanks for letting me know!!

    You should post your quilt in progress so we can all follow along and watch it grow! I would love to see pictures of your fabrics and the quilt you designed!

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    Rhonda am I missing the PDF file. I have looked thru this thread and was unable to find it. Thank you so very much for these lessons.
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197 View Post
    Rhonda am I missing the PDF file. I have looked thru this thread and was unable to find it. Thank you so very much for these lessons.
    Probably because I haven't gotten it done yet. LOL We have been sick with flu here and I haven't done much of anything.

    I am spending time catching up today. So I should have it done here soon. Thanks!

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    Here is the PDF for this lesson
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    Yes I do know what you mean about the Flu, my DH and I both have gotten it too. Bad thing is we both got a flu shot earlier this fall. DH got sick Christmas Eve and I started getting sick yesterday. I see you put the PDF file up thank you so much for that and I'm sorry didn't mean to rush you. I got on here and just scrolled thru the messages didn't really read them or I would have know you was sick. Sorry and hope you are feeling alot better now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197 View Post
    Yes I do know what you mean about the Flu, my DH and I both have gotten it too. Bad thing is we both got a flu shot earlier this fall. DH got sick Christmas Eve and I started getting sick yesterday. I see you put the PDF file up thank you so much for that and I'm sorry didn't mean to rush you. I got on here and just scrolled thru the messages didn't really read them or I would have know you was sick. Sorry and hope you are feeling alot better now.
    Thanks I am doing better tho a bit weak yet. But now I have 3 grandkids here sick with the flu. Mom and Dad run a Chiro clinic and Mom (DD) has to run the office. So I ended up with the 3 kids. Throwing up and all. LOL We use a plastic groc sack in a plastic container or a paper sack so it is all contained and throw away. The kids are all old enough to know they have to keep one with them and use it. So it really isn't a big deal. The kids all slept all afternoon til 5 pm and then they have finally quit throwing up I hope. Tho we are just now trying a little soup and crackers. Hopefully it will all stay down. Sara -mom- got them gatorade and I have been trying to get them to drink that. Rachel because of her Russell Silvers Syndrome runs the risk of dehydration more than most kids and we don't need her in the hosp again so I have been keeping an eye on her blood sugar and all. They are saying they are hungry so they are getting better slowly. Seems to be a 24 hr bug.

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    I will say a prayer for the kids and glad to hear you are feeling better.
    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    Thank you so much for the tutues, I am learning to use EQ7 and am gaining confidence. Do really hope you and your family are well soon!!
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