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Tech Know Quilter March Showcase
One thing I hear over and over again is -- I didn't know you could do "that" using Electric Quilt 8. One thing that holds us back from truly using Electric Quilt 8 is just not understanding that this versatile software can help you create any type of quilt. I think you will be inspired by the quilts created by Tech Know Quilter members using Electric Quilt 8.
Tech Know Quilters is a membership program focused on mastery of Electric Quilt 8. We have members at all stages of their Electric Quilt journey.
If you would like to join this amazing group of quilters, you can sign up for the wait list here.
Karen Eddie Neal This is a tie quilt I designed in EQ. The actual quilt is on the right.
Masters Pattern Writing Challenge
In March, a number of Tech Know Quilter Master's members responded to the challenge to create their own pattern. In the Master's classes for February and March we covered some basics of pattern design. In addition to working in Electric Quilt 8, we also covered using Word (PC users) and Pages (Mac users) along with Inkscape to create illustrations and instructions for our patterns. We spent a lot of time on drafting pattern diagram illustrations.
Numerous members commented that they had a much greater appreciation for all the work that goes into creating a pattern. Kudos to those of you that are writing and publishing patterns.
Here is some of what was shared during the lessons.
Logos and Covers
Vintage Bicycle Girl Panel Quilt
Did you know that you can print your own "panel" and incorporate it into a quilt. The image in today's quilt was obtained from the Graphics Fairy. It was resized to fit on one sheet of paper and printed on fabric.
If you need some help on how to print on fabric, you can check out my video - Secrets to Successfully Printing Words on Fabric.
To use this image in your Electric Quilt project, download the image and save in your My EQ8>Images folder.
In the video tutorial you will learn
Here is the quilt from the video.
Piecing the Vintage Bicycle Girl Quilt
Cut the Vintage Girl panel to three equal size units (3" x 8-1/2").
To quilt I did swirls around the outside of the quilt. I stitched in the ditch around the graphic and I filled the background space with "Fracture Fill" -- a pattern within Art and Stitch's Creative Fill library. With my Intelliquilter, I used both No Sew Zones and Clipping blocks for this part.
Happy Mother's Day.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.