I LOVE EQ7

I really do love EQ7!

For the past two weeks I have been taking a free EQ7 class from Kari Schell. If you’re interested (and I highly recommend it)  you can sign up any time.

Catch the WavesKari started her class by showing us how to manipulate EQ7 work tables and how to enable the hidden tools in EQ.  When we finished the class, we ended up with a quilt like the one shown.  Isn’t is a BEAUTY!?  Here is a link to Kari’s class.  Please know that I am in no way being compensated for sharing Kari’s link.

The EQStitch* add-on will be arriving in my mailbox tomorrow and I am so excited because I want to continue working on project I’ve had in mind for a LONG time. If (when????)  I am successful, this project may help me (AND others)  finish our blocks/quilts in a ‘something old is new again’ kind of way.  I’ve been using about 3 different pieces of software to develop the idea.  I’m not really sure if someone has already figured out how to do this BUT, this old grannie is having a ball trying to figure it out.  What’s that they say about keeping our brains active? 🙂

Here’s what I’m working towards:

I LOVE designing and piecing blocks but what the heck do I do with them when they’re done-ISH.  I honestly don’t have enough of the  stick-to-it gene to make a bunch of big ol’ quilts … I’m more like a wall-hanging, table runner or pillow kind of gal.

So anyhooooo, I want to design blocks AND then design quilting motifs that I can use for said blocks where I combine stencil usage with free motion.  The kicker is that I want to design the stencils using free clipart and, like I said, several computer programs because I want to cut my stencils using a ScanNCut.   So far I’ve been FAIRLY successful.  I’m still  ironing out how to make the stencil bridges in appropriate sizes, placement and number.  When I get it all ironed out, I’ll share what I’ve learned!

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to create and cut your own stencils of ANY motif, size, rotation etc. etc. etc?  Really, look at all the cool FREE images on this website. And, btw, if you go to their ‘about section’ it says: PatternUniverse.com is a collection of 1475 free templates to download and print. The patterns include animals, objects, shapes, and more. Use them for crafts, stencils, and more. I would imagine that you can NOT sell them or use them in patterns your are selling, but for your/our own use!?  SCORE!

Well, that’s enough for now.  I’ve gotta get back to my testing.  Sure am having FUN!!

Happy Quilting and Sewing,

~PattyAnne

*I bought my EQStitch through some folks at Amazon AFTER contacting EQ directly to see why there was such a difference in price.  They told me that their resellers can sell the products at whatever price point they’d like AND that I should rest assured that it is exactly the same product and it is fully guaranteed by them.


This is something fun I want to do. I am including it here so I don’t lose it. LOL

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