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Latasha Posted: Fri, Jan 9 2015 2:38 PM

Hello Everyone!

       I am a beginner quilter and I would like to create my own quilt pattern. However, I do not know how to go about making a pattern. I just recently brought a minky layer cake, that I would like to make something with. Has anyone use the Electric Company quilt design software? 

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MizPat replied on Fri, Jan 9 2015 5:46 PM

Hi Latasha,

If you have Electric Quilt, work through the lessons in the book that comes with it. If you aren't sure you want to get that involved, EQ has Quilt Wizard design software, that has a little less complex capability. It can link to EQ if you decide to move up. I have EQ 7 and love it! I've had every version of EQ since the beginning and every version is such a huge improvement in the capabilities of the program. Go to www.electricquilt.com and check out all the different sites they have. There is a group on this site that offers help and encouragement. Sorry, I can't remember the official name of the group, but look for EQ or Electric Quilt.

Easiest way to learn EQ? Play with it! There are so many fun and amazing things you can do.

Keep us posted on your progress and welcome to your new addiction.

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gini replied on Sat, Jan 10 2015 12:05 AM

I do a draft on graph paper or draw it on butcher paper

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Latasha replied on Sat, Jan 10 2015 12:51 PM

That is a great idea, gini! I never thought to use butcher paper. Thanks for the idea!

 

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Latasha replied on Sat, Jan 10 2015 12:57 PM

Thanks MizPat! I already have a fabric addiction. I will look into EQ software. By the way, is that your fur baby sitting on your laptop? If so, I have the same problem.

 

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tnmtgrl replied on Sat, Jan 10 2015 12:59 PM

I use my computer and Quilt Pro 6.....couldn't work without....tells me everything I need to make the quilt.

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Patricia4 replied on Sun, Jan 11 2015 9:05 PM

Latasha, I am a beginner quilter also, and I use Electric Quilt Company, or EQ as they call it for short.  I designed my very first quilt on it, and I really like it.

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Barbara replied on Sun, Jan 11 2015 10:55 PM

Latasha. I do have EQ7, which has a lot of block designs and many here have used to  make their own quilt patterns ,me I'm to lazy. haha, I like the already made up patterns.   Barbara

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I have both Quilt Pro 6 and EQ 7 but I use Quilt Pro almost all the time. For me, it's a lot easier to use than EQ.

 

 

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MizPat replied on Mon, Jan 12 2015 8:20 AM

Latasha:

is that your fur baby sitting on your laptop? If so, I have the same problem.

 

You're more than welcome Latasha! Yes, that is one of my two fur babies. The other one is a small black medium-haired baby and she's taken over laptop sitting. I'll be in the middle of reading a post and she'll jump into the middle of the laptop, losing whatever I was doing and putting all kinds of "words" into my search pane or my address bar! I'm trying to break her, but after a year, I don't think I'm having any luck.

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I have quilt pro 6, but have no clue how to use it. Are there tutorials for using this program?

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Kalena replied on Tue, Jan 27 2015 8:41 AM

So far I've yet to use an actual "pattern" - all of the ones I've done have been made up as I go, with a general idea in my head when I start. I would love to try doing a real pattern and making some of the beautiful ones I have seen others on here make though. 

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ls2116 replied on Tue, Jan 27 2015 10:30 AM

I'm another fan of EQ 7.  It took me awhile to learn it, but I highly reccomend it.  There are tutorials with the program.  Another one that i started with was Quilt Wizard you might want to check that one out too although EQ 7 you can do so much more with it.  Good luck on the creative side.

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tnmtgrl replied on Tue, Jan 27 2015 11:21 AM

I have Quilt Pro 6....I have had it for a few years now and love it...it is much more user friendly than EQ. I wouldn't think of making a quilt without it. If anyone has any questions about Quilt Pro just let me know and I will try to answer them.

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tnmtgrl replied on Tue, Jan 27 2015 11:29 AM

scrappinvt:

I have quilt pro 6, but have no clue how to use it. Are there tutorials for using this program?

I don't know about any tutorials but with the user guide..it is very easy to learn

 

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