Love to Quilt with my Cricut
Scroll down to see some new amazing quilts from Tech Know Quilter members as they share some of their favorite quilts completed in January.
From Electric Quilt to Cricut Design Space
I recently purchased a Cricut Maker and have been having fun learning how to use it. This week I watched a tutorial on using Print and Cut. With Print and Cut you can print an image on your home printer and then cut it out using a Cricut machine. The light bulb went on and I thought -- this is how we could feature those complex EQ8 designs that we will never get around to piecing.
Please tell me I am not the only one with a treasure trove of EQ projects that will never become a quilt or a wall hanging.
In this tutorial, I will share exactly how I modified and exported a design in EQ to make it cutting friendly. Then I will take you through setting up a project using Cricut Design Space along with the rest of the process to create the love to quilt design that would be suitable for putting on a canvas tote.
If you would like to see the EQ tutorial for drafting the teeny, tiny heart block used in the video, click here.
The font I used in the Love to Quilt design was Angelica Script Font. I obtained it from Creative Fabrica. This website offers a free font every day and this was one of the fonts they offered for free earlier this year. It is called a Modern Calligraphy Font.
If you are debating whether a Cricut is in your future, you can download a free copy of Design Space here and follow my process to create your own Love to Quilt design.
Tech Know Quilters Apply What They Learned in January
Tech Know Quilters is a membership of Electric Quilt 8 owners who are mastering Electric Quilt through online training. At the end of their January class, they were encouraged to apply what they learned during the month of January. We had a fair number of completed projects this month -- showing how they have moved from design to construction.
Kathleen McCorkmick I was taking the calendar class. I have decided to print a copy of my current calendar on display for my computer. (print as pdf, then convert to jpg to bring into EQ) I like having my real calendar up in the background! This is one I made for the challenge, of Portland Head, ME.
During January, I introduced a new class in which we drafted 12 different calendar quilts. Here are some of the blocks and quilts from the class.
Calendar Quilts Master Challenge
Tech Know Quilter's Masters members have been in Tech Know Quilters for at least 12 months. They are committed to expanding their use of EQ through design. Their challenge for January was to create their own calendar block or quilt.
Some Other Fun Designs
Tech Know Quilters will also post designs as they work through their monthly lessons. Some will follow the design exactly as laid out. Others will choose to exercise their creativity muscle and expand upon the lesson.
My current plans are to open enrollment to new members at the end of March. Invitations to join will be sent out to those on the wait list. Learn more about Tech Know Quilters and sign up for the wait list here,
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Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.