Do you like the look of circular quilts -- but struggle with how to turn a rectangular work space in Electric Quilt into a circle quilt? In today's free video tutorial, let me guide you in how to do this.
You are going to love the process for creating a circular quilt, adding a circular binding and then creating a wreath motif for a fun Christmas tree skirt or table topper.
If you need help in creating the candy cane motif, check out this video tutorial.
Here are the quilts from the video.
Shoot for the Stars with EQ8
Are you just getting started with EQ8?
This one month class will help you jump start your learning process.
To provide sufficient time for even the busiest person to learn, the material will be delivered via email. Each email (delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) will contain a 5 to 10 minute video tutorial plus complete written instructions to draft part of a quilt. You will love your successfully designed quilt in EQ8.
The class is currently on sale for $25 (regular $35). Join now.
MN Quilters 2018 Mystery
Who doesn't like a good mystery? What about a quilt pattern that will be presented over the next year?
I created a really fun quilt (using Electric Quilt) entitled Flight of Fancy. This was designed specifically for Minnesota Quilters, who has exclusive rights to present the pattern for 2018.
The quilt is a traditional design (with no curved piecing or applique). You can choose the size you want to make: Small is 66" x 78", Medium is 66" x 90", and Large is 90" x 90".
When you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the introduction and fabric choice instructions so you can be ready when you receive your first clue at noon on January 1, 2018!
You also have the option to join a private Facebook group administered by MN Quilters where you can ask questions and share progress. I have joined the Facebook group and plan to participate in the discussion.
Would you like a new Christmas quilt? This one was designed by me in Electric Quilt 8 using Petite Maisons de Noel fabric collection from French General.
Free instructions for piecing the blocks and the quilt are included below.
Watch my free EQ8 video tutorial on creating this quilt. Included is information on eliminating the background on an applique block, rotating blocks and advanced fabric rotations.
My Christmas gift for you this week, is a download of the foundation for the Christmas Santa along with the candy cane block. Chick on the link below for a pdf of the patterns (Electric Quilt is not required to access these.)
You can download the fabric collection from Moda's site (if you are using EQ to create this quilt). It can be located here.
EQ8 Bundle -- The Perfect Christmas Gift
Purchase Electric Quilt (or EQ8 upgrade) in a license box. It is perfect item to wrap for a wonderful Christmas gift (for you or a quilter on your list). If you wish to start the Shoot for the Stars training after Christmas, just add a note in the comments section of your purchase.
Black Friday Sale extended through Monday, November 27, 2017.
Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US. I am spending time with family in Bismarck North Dakota for a few days. So I decided to send out my blog post early this week.
My Electric Quilt 8 video tutorial is all about what I did with those reworked applique blocks from last week. If you missed that lesson, you can watch it here.
Black Friday Sale
Sale good November 23-27, 2017. Choose from one of these offerings. All orders will be processed next Monday.
I've been wanting to play with some of the wonderful new applique blocks in the EQ8 library. Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner in the US, I decided to use that as my theme.
My EQ tutorial this week will share with you two different techniques for working with applique blocks.
See how to do both in this weeks free video.
Note: I did delete some of the repetitive portions of the video.
What will you do this your new applique blocks and motifs? See what I did with a special post on Thanksgiving (next Thursday).
Shoot for the Stars with EQ8 Training Starts on Monday -- Have you Signed Up?
Have you had a chance to play with EQ8 yet? Feedback has been very positive and I know you are ready to become proficient at using this power quilt design software. If you don't have access to local training (or you just prefer learning in small regular increments) I have the perfect training class for you.
The Shoot for the Stars challenge is designed for both beginners to Electric Quilt and those that have just migrated to Electric Quilt 8. Starting on November 20, 2017 an e-mail (which includes a pdf of a short lesson plus a link to a 5-10 minute video) will be sent to your mailbox on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week.
The class will cover basic block designing, creating a full quilt and some of the new features in EQ8.
Class is currently on sale for $25 (regular $35).
Note to Those Currently Enrolled - If you already have enrolled you should have received an email from me on Friday with more specifics on the class. If you didn't receive the email, please send me a note so I can investigate.
Electric Quilt Expert, Certified Art and Stitch Instructor and Pattern Designer.
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