In talking to people in my classes and online, one thing I hear is "I haven't really learned how to use their EQ software". Or a variation on the theme -- "I haven't used my software in (insert number) of months (or even years)". or -- "I've tried the software, but it wasn't intuitive".
Can you relate?
There are lots of classes and aides to learning the program. I offer a number of them through my website and through Electric Quilt University. But sometimes it is hard to find the time to just get started.
Could you commit to just 10 minutes a day to learn the basics of Electric Quilt? What if I offer it to you for free?
Note: This challenge is designed for beginners and those that have not used Electric Quilt for an extended period of time. My goal is to encourage users to learn the basics so they are comfortable starting to design on their own.
Featured Pattern: Corner Square
Reminder -- New Classes Start Next Week
Purchase the individual webinars for $25 or purchase a series of all four for $80. Classes start Monday, July 10, 2017.
Four 90 minute session class for $100. Class starts Thursday, July 13, 2017.
Today we are going to get really creative with our half square triangle blocks. We are going to explore using both the Tilt and Clip and Flip features within Serendipity.
If you haven't explored these particular features, this weeks video should be added to your must watch list. And check out just a fraction of the blocks I was able to create with this tool.
If you missed the previous sessions you can catch up here:
Session 1 - Create your Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Block
Session 2 - Combined Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Blocks
Session 3 - Pyramid Setting for Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Blocks
Clip and Flip Examples
Here are some of the examples from the video. These would be super easy to paper piece.
Here are a couple of quilts from these blocks. Both are using a basic horizontal layout with two alternating blocks.
Using Combined Blocks (from Session 2)
Clip and Flip variations. Fabrics used are Susan Emory's Hello line with Michael Miller.
Enrollment is now open for two new online Electric Quilt classes. My new T Shirt and Panel Quilts class will be offered in a webinar format allowing you to take only the pieces of the class you are interested in learning. Read more below.
If you want to see how to draft the blocks in this quilt, check out part 1 of my Dressed Up Half Square Triangle challenge.
Here is the Electric Quilt layout I used.
New Dressed Up Half Square Submissions
Love the designed half square triangle blocks that readers are sending to me. Here are the new ones.
T Shirt and Panel Quilt Training Using Electric Quilt 7
You have just been asked to make a t shirt quilt for someone special graduating from high school. Or you just picked up a spectacular panel at your local quilt shop and don't know what to do with it. This class will provide you with the information you need to successfully design any t shirt or panel quilt using Electric Quilt 7.
Information will be presented through four separate mini-classes. Pick the sessions that interest you (or that you need to learn). Or pick all four for a deep dive into the topic. Classes will be presented in a webinar format that will provide demonstration of the techniques along with time for questions and answers.
Can't attend the classes (or even just one or two of the classes)? All enrollees will get a full video of the class plus detailed step by step instructions to recreate items demonstrated in the video.
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