I am back on my gift card holder kick as Josie's 8th birthday is this week. I created a fun design in Electric Quilt Stitch. This could also be done in Patch Draw motif.
When I went to add my text, I managed to crash Electric Quilt four times. I finally went back and read the manual and realized what I was doing wrong. Since not everyone reads the manual -- I thought this might be a good tutorial.
I also share how to create mirror image templates in Electric Quilt. This one is important for both Patch Draw blocks and Applique Stitch projects.
Here is my stitched out gift card holder.
I am not sure why I ended up with blue dots in the middle of my sprinkles. Is that a stitching/tension issue or something in my digitizing process? More experimenting on my part is necessary.
If you need instructions on putting together the gift card holder check out this blog post.
Zooming Into 2017
I am changing my communication software for classes and coaching sessions to Zoom. Would you like to see how easy it is to be a participant in a Zoom training session? Check out this video tutorial.
See how easy it is. No need to travel -- but learn from the comfort of your own home.
Are you ready to get started? My Introduction to Electric Quilt class is starting on January 16th. There are only a few slots remaining.
Introduction to Electric Quilt -- Starting January 16, 2017
Is 2017 your year to finally master Electric Quilt 7?
This online class will cover basic navigation of the software, creating a new project, using the libraries, using Quick Quilts for fast projects, adding borders, coloring tools/fabrics, creating quilt labels and printing quilts, blocks, fabric yardage estimates, rotary cutting and foundation patterns. By the end of class you will be comfortable working with the program and be able to explore additional features on your own. Users of all levels are welcome, with special emphasis on beginners.
Dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 7 - 8:30 pm (Central time) (four sessions)
Class size will be limited to 8 participants. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis. This class will be exactly like taking at "in person" class at a show or shop. We will use screen sharing technology -- so you will be able to see my screen and if you have specific questions, I will also be able to view yours as well.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.