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Started by Jennifer Schifano Thomas. Last reply by Sylvia Schaefer Jan 20, 2015. 3 Replies

Has anyone here worked on branding your designs/company?  I would be interested in knowing more about how you decided which path to take, different things that worked/did not work for you.  I am…Continue

How do you get your design inspiration?

Started by Lalena Stewart. Last reply by Denise Felt May 27, 2014. 3 Replies

I get my inspiration from the past.  I love the 1800's (Civil War/Victorian Era) The events that happened during this turning point in U.S. History fuels my designs. For example I designed a block…Continue

Favorite Design Method

Started by QuilterBridget. Last reply by Denise Felt Apr 17, 2013. 21 Replies

What is your favorite method for designing a quilt?  I have EQ6, but rarely use it; which is why I joined this group instead :)The way I design is to get the idea in my head (that would a discussion…Continue

Holiday projects

Started by Marija Vujcic Dec 2, 2011. 0 Replies

HI everyone,are you busy, busy sewing your holiday projects? Or (unlike me!) are all done and can relax now? Do you get inspired at this time of the year to design new holiday quilts and projects?I…Continue

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Comment by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on February 1, 2014 at 4:01pm

Hello everyone!  Here is the next installment in the Curlicue Creations Star Block of the Month tutorial series, Evening Star.  Link to the free tutorial here:  Evening Star

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on January 12, 2012 at 1:19pm

did you go to their site and ck thru either free patterns or the archives?

Comment by Sue MacDonald on January 10, 2012 at 6:42pm

Does anyone know who designed a quilt called the Call of the Wild featured in Quilter's Magazine in 2001.  It may have been the March issue.  Sue

Comment by Rhonda Woodsmall on October 27, 2011 at 6:40pm

I have used my EQ5 for so long I just don't know if I need EQ7. I bought EQ6 but still use EQ5. I am just getting into designing quilts. I created my own shortcut piecing methods and have been using my EQ to create Quilt Blocks using my methods. Then I use it to show the layout of the units in my quilt blocks and I use this to teach and I used it in my Ebooks I wrote. I have just been expanding from showing miniatures -6 1/2" quilt blocks to full size 12 1/2" quilt blocks for full size quilts. I have a lot to learn about borders and such. 

My biggest challenge since I don't make full size quilts is figuring the yardage. I use my cut down method which means I start with a piece of fabric that is slightly larger than the unit I will use. So the yardage in the EQ doesn't allow for that extra fabric when I run the yardage amt. I also don't know how to figure the binding yardage or backing. I don't use this when I work on my minis and I don't use binding personally. Any suggestions?

Comment by Marija Vujcic on October 27, 2011 at 6:18pm
Hi Lalena - I understand your addiction! :) I love my EQ7! Besides all the technical tools it gives, I love that when that inspiration strikes, I can translate it into a design so much quicker now! Now that you dived into the EQ5 - I highly recommend upgrading to EQ7 - it has so many more neat features, it is even easier to use! I believe they have a special price/method for EQ5 owners to jump right on to EQ7 upgrade on the web site.
Comment by Lalena Stewart on October 27, 2011 at 6:03pm

I started designing quilt blocks for special historic events for some museums.  I used a napkin or anything I had handy when the inspriration hit.  I have had EQ5 for quite a time but never took the time to work with it.  Suddenly I find myself with block patterns scattered all over.  I bit the bullet and put them all on EQ5. Now I'm a EQ5 addict.  Love the way I can see my designed blocks in a quilt, the shapes and secondary patterns that come up are wonderful.  I take most of my inspiration from the past.  I love the 1800's.  This group seems to be a good place to kick around ideas.  How do you get your inspiration?

Comment by Marlene Baerg Oddie on October 20, 2011 at 11:04am
If you're on the EQ newsletter, then maybe you saw me last week! :-) ...the McCall's Quilt Design Star FINAL round voting is underway. Please check it out and vote daily for your favorite. Mine is here:
Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on October 13, 2011 at 11:35am
i use both eq6 + my trusty graph paper and colored pencils. in eq of course you have the capability of using thier quilting motifs for your quilt. i prefer an overlay of clear vinyl over my drawing and work out pattern of motif to compliment the surface design of quilt itself. or....i just wing it as i quilt :))...winging it is my most used/preferred style of creating. suits me is more fun if you make it up as you go along.
Comment by Rhonda Woodsmall on October 10, 2011 at 4:09pm

I use my EQ5 to design. I love to design quilts and quilt blocks using my methods.

I am also interested in asking about publishing. I have 4 ebooks already out on the Quilting board but would like to explore the possibility of publishing them in hard back or paper back form. If anyone has any suggestions I would welcome them.

I am also just starting out to design my own quilt patterns for sale. Up to now it has only been for fun. I love love my EQ5 and often use it to jot down a design idea I want to remember. It is so easy to use. 

Comment by Katrina Allen on September 19, 2011 at 10:41am
I am so computer illiterate and I can't seem to figure out the EQ programs.  I prefer graph paper! ;o)  I guess you can call me old skool!

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