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Thursday, September 25, 2014

My Favorite Tutorials: Electric Quilt Software

This post is dedicated to sharing My Favorite Tutorials for Electric Quilt Software.  The EQ Team does a great job of providing educational information on their site, YouTube, blog and more, but there are also many wonderful EQ tutorials on blogs and various sites.  While this page will periodically be updated to show SewCalGal's favorite tutorials for EQ SW, I hope that if you have a favorite you'll leave a comment with a link to your favorite tutorials.

I'm also an advocate of encouraging others to spend 15 minutes a day (or even a week, if that is all they can spare) to "play" with EQ software.  You'll be amazed how much you will learn in a short time and how much fun you'll have.  Many tutorials are written to where they are easy to start/stop and restart at any point in the tutorial but I also recommend that you repeat tutorials, a few times, to embed the lesson into your memory.  It really begins to click quite soon and what you learn in one lesson quickly carries over to another lesson and within a short time you'll be amazed how creative you feel in such robust quilt designing tools.

I hope you will will check out the tutorials that have become my favorites.  Again, you need not do them all at once.  But I am pretty confident that if go thru these tutorials you'll be a Master with EQ software and have great fun along the way, as well as playing creatively with EQ software in the future.  Heck, you may even become a professional quilt designer as there are truly many designers that now sell patterns that they designed in EQ software, even when they just learned this software in the last year or two.  It really doesn't take that long to learn.....15 minutes a day can make a big difference.    And, I continually go back thru my list of favorite EQ tutorials to exercise my EQ skills.  Great fun!

This list is in no special order, although I will admit that I encourage newbies to start with the Benni Harper Lessons @ Do You EQ (as well as the exercises in the manual that comes with EQ7).  And, I highly recommend all of the EQ Educational Books as they are great learning resources and well worth the very reasonable price.


Benni Harper Lessons @ Do You EQ
 Creating Blocks without Drawing, using the Serendipity Tool @ EQ Youtube Channel
EQ Summer Drawing Series on YouTube

Creating Blocks Using the Serendipity Tool @ EQ YouTube Channel

Selecting Fabric for Virtual Quilts @ Do You EQ
Exploding Blocks and Quilts for Patterns @ Do You EQUsing Fabric Scans in your EQ Project, by the EQ Team

Using EQ to re-size patterns @ DoYou EQ
Designing Quilting Stencils @ DoYouEQ

Christmas in the Woods - Using EQStitch by Jenny Novinsky of Electric Quilt Company @ Quiltmaker

Drawing Scrollwork @ DoYouEQ
Designing in EQ7 for Pre-Cuts by Jenny Novinsky @ Quiltmaker
EQ7 Serendipity Tool to Merge Blocks, by Jenny Novinsky @ Quiltmaker

Hooty Owl by Connie @ Freemotion Quilting by the River
Applique' Flower Based On  A Photo @ Seams to be Sew

Spinner Quilt EQ Tutorial @ Kissed Quilts

Applique' Dragonfly @ Sew Incredibly Crazy
Designing Wreaths in EQ7 by Geta Grama @ Geta's Quilting Studio
Morning Glory Design and Wreath tool in EQ7 @ Morning Glory Designs
Brush Stroke Tutorial @ Fun Threads
Importing and Tracing Images by Sindy RodenmayerCreate a Fat Quarter Cutting Chart in EQ by Kari Schell @ On Point Quilter
Olympic Spirit by Marlene Oddie @ KISSed QuiltsImport Entire Collections of Fabric into EQ7 by Shannon @ Fabrics N Quilts
EQ7 and AccuQuilt Dies @ Sew With Kelly
Using EQ to Make Scallops @ Seams to be You and Me
Valentine Table Runner by Connie @ Quilting By The River

Designing with Hexies in EQ7 @ The Hexie Blog

Quilt Label with EQStitch @ BeaQuilter
AccuQuilt GO! Winding Ways @ BeaQuilter
AccuQuilt Hexi and Equilateral Dies @ BeaQuilter

Adding Photos to your Quilt @ Seams to be Sew
Photos and Kaleidoscopes @ Patchwork Breeze
Color Accents w/photos @ Fun Threads
Designing a Fabric Book in EQ by Marjorie @ B-Quilts
Skewing Blocks into Diamonds @ Patch Pieces

Morning Glory Design and Wreath tool in EQ7 @ Morning Glory Designs

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Quilt @SewCalGal
Using AccuQuilt Dies @ SewCalGal
Wine Bottle Vests @ SewCalGal
mug rug with alohaApplique' Animals:  Gecko @ SewCalGal
Sweet Lullaby Quilt @ SewCalGal
turkey with colorsApplique' Turkey @ SewCalGal
Glass Etching Stencils @ SewCalGal
Swath Tool in EQ7 @ SewCalGal
Creating a Caterpiller @ Seams to be Sew

And don't forget to check out my other favorite tutorials (e.g. free-motion quilting, quilting, totes and bags, and more). You can always find links to my favorites by clicking on the page of my blog labeled "My Favorite Tutorials".

EQ also has excellent books to help you learn too!

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Kristen King said...

Thank you so much for this...I bought the EQ7 program a while back and just have not been able to figure it out. I can't wait to check these tutorials out and see if I can't actually do something with it. However, I did just get a new computer and I'm not even sure if I will be able to download the program onto it (windows 8, and I may have used all my downloads on my previous laptop and computer).

LynCC said...

I've had, and periodically use, EQ for several years, but I didn't know about these tutorials. Thanks so much for sharing them so we'd know to go check them out. Looks like there are some good ones there that will be quite useful.

Jean said...

Testing testing I will come back later and read.

Stacee B. said...


SewCalGal said...

test by SewCalGal @ 3:30pm 9/25

Dana Gaffney said...

Oh my goodness, I'll be coming back over and over to check these out, LOL.