If you missed the announcement on Monday, Electric Quilt has announced that it plans to release EQ8 within the next month. Are you ready?
I've been beta testing EQ8 for the Electric Quilt Company and this week have been responding to a lot of questions regarding the new software. Are you on the fence on purchasing? Please join one of my sneak peak webinars to see my favorite new features in EQ8. You can get more information along with links to the webinars here.
I will be transitioning my Electric Quilt training to EQ8. I think this post will be the last formal one on EQ7. However, none of these posts or videos are going away. So those staying with EQ7 can continue to access them.
Also note that even though EQ8 has a much different user interface, the concepts in my EQ7 training can still be executed in EQ8.
Garden Maze Quilt Borders
We will finish the antique garden maze quilt today. If you missed last week, we focused on drafting all the blocks plus the center layout of the quilt. Read more here.
The week, it is all about the borders. These borders drove me nuts. It was obvious the quilt maker did not really get these sized correctly. What is interesting is that the left side actually looks pretty good -- but she certainly didn't do a good job of repeating that border on the other 3 sides of this "square" quilt. So do I create what the quilt maker was hoping to do -- or what she did. I decided to go with the first option -- as it is much easier to create in Electric Quilt.
I still had to deal with figuring out the appropriate sizing -- plus the corners. A stripe was used in the original quilt and I wanted to carry that them over to my quilt as well. The corners (3 out of 4) were made with 2 quarter square triangles. I decided to replicate that in EQ. Now this isn't a standard border in EQ, so it was a little more challenging than most borders.
See how I sized and designed the borders in this weeks video tutorial.
Pre-order EQ8 Software from On Point Quilter
I need to process my final order of discounted EQ8 upgrades by Monday - October 16, 2017.) After those run out, the price will change to $99.95. Order before October 16, 2017 to guarantee discounted price. EQ will still be offering discounts on their website for another 2 weeks.
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