I am working on a quilt for an upcoming class at the MN Quilt Show and purchased a number of Moda Grunge fabrics for my quilt.
I thought it would be super easy to color my quilt in EQ -- since Grunge is one of the Manufacturing Basics collections. However, I found that only a fraction of the Grunge fabrics are included in the EQ Collection under Manufacturing Basics.
I decided I really needed all of the Grunge fabrics at my design disposal. Do you ever get obsessed with things like this?
While pulling in the collection I encountered a problem with some of the downloaded swatches which required some additional editing in EQ.
My free tutorial for this week will take you through the entire process of gathering, importing and editing the fabrics to create a complete grunge library in EQ8.
Here is the link for the Moda fabric downloads. Just enter Grunge in the keyword search box.
After completing the video, I went back and added the additional Grunge styles and imported the additional grunge fabric collections from the Moda website. So now I have a complete collection of grunge fabric images -- at least until Moda adds more Grunge fabrics.
Here is one of my blocks from my upcoming class. Can you spot the Grunge fabrics in this block?
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10/19/2019 09:27:20 am
This is a great tutorial. Now I know how to get the fabrics I want into my projects. I will have to save the tutorial for future reference as the process is cumbersome, but what a gift. Thank you!
10/19/2019 09:39:53 am
This video is the best yet!!! I am always trying to get all of some fabric collection in my library and this is the bomb!!
10/19/2019 10:53:29 am
Diane -- almost all the fabric manufacturers provide images of their fabric on the web. Only a few do the compressed zip file of collections (like Moda does). Within my Tech Know Quilter membership, I have a complete class on Working with Fabric Collections and provide links to all the sites that I am aware of. The membership is currently closed. However I have a wait list at http://eepurl.com/dx7rrD
10/19/2019 01:05:48 pm
This was a great tutorial - I've had EQ for ages, but I love Grunge fabrics and this was superb for learning how to import fabrics.
10/19/2019 07:42:05 pm
Thank you Kari. Really enforces the current lessons that we have just completed in Stage 1. I love Grunge fabrics and I did download the full series so far from Moda.
10/21/2019 04:15:21 am
Is their a way of saving your Video's. I have Clip Grab to say video's, but i can't find the url for yours to copy.
10/21/2019 10:54:32 am
Janet. The videos are not downloadable. This helps me to protect my copyright. In my purchased classes, I provide well illustrated pdf downloads that supplement the video tutorials. Those are downloadable.
10/21/2019 03:11:33 pm
Thank you Kari. Your videos are always the best!
12/16/2019 10:56:55 pm
This is a great tutorial, thank you. I also added the Moda Grunge Stars to my EQ8. Awesome!!!
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