Scroll down for the video tutorial on creating and printing quilt labels in EQ8.
Tech Know Quilters Virtual Quilt Show
Current Tech Know Quilter members have been sharing their class projects along with their original designs in the membership's private Facebook group. Enjoy this show of some of their recent creations.
If you would like to join this amazing group of quilters, you can sign up for the wait list here.
Karen Humphrey This month I worked on the T-shirt and Panel Quilts classes. I chose to use a panel I purchased in 2018 - Thomas Kincade churches by Bernatex. There are so many options and ways to do a panel that it was fun to play around with. One thing I have learned from designing quilts with fabrics from my personal stash is that I wish I had downloaded the fabric swatches at the time of purchase, because years later they are harder to find if not impossible. Now if I purchase fabric, the first thing I do beside washing it, is download the fabric swatches.
Pat Harkins Working on this lone star quilt design inspired by a Jinny Beyer pattern. I used layer one and two to place blocks and neutral color for place holder “blocks”, polydraw, appliqué, adding fabric. To name a few. I have red and blue ombre fabric. I am working on the best way to cut and piece the blocks. It will be queen sized.
Mary Groesbeck I just finished Modern Quilts 2. As always, I learned so much. My favorite for the month is this one, because it's got me thinking about all that empty space for quilting. It seems like most of my quilts lately have been three fabrics. This one has more, with the two "whites" providing a background but the two of the together adding a little bit of a shadow look. I designed it so that I did not need more than one yard of each fabric, since I only have a yard of each.
Edith Craig In August, I took Introduction to Applique. We adapted several blocks from a historic quilt and made them into blocks for a new quilt. I took inspiration from this and adapted 2 additional blocks from the historic quilt. These I placed in a quilt on-point and added one of the borders that we drafted in class. I learned how to look at existing blocks to determine how to draft them in a new way for applique and the many variations the EQ provides.
Easy Quilt Labels Using Electric Quilt 8
In the virtual show you may have noticed a few quilt labels. The latest class in Tech Know Quilters was all about creating your own labels in EQ8.
The tutorial this week will show you how easy it is to start with your quilt design in EQ8 and add text to create a label. And you can even resize and print your label from directly in EQ8.
Would you be willing to share pictures of your own quilt label designed using EQ8? I've set up a post in the Learning EQ Facebook group to share your creations.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.