Electric Quilt Version 7 ~ Quilt Design Software Program. Full Program, not an upgrade or add on.
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Now Netbook Compatible!
EQ7 has a new anti excessive install deterrent system. Internet access is required for activation and deactivation and periodic validations. Unlimited installations. Activations can be easily transferred between computers. Two (2) computers may be simultaneously active. You'll never run out of EQ7 activations! Activation and deactivation is as easy as two clicks of the mouse. Install on as many computers as you like and quickly transfer activations from computer to computer. This new policy gives you complete freedom to manage your own activations and no dongle to worry about!
You do not need an internet connection to run the program but you must have it at the time of installation. Do not buy this program if the computer you intend to install it on will not have an internet connection at the time of installation or later access.
Important Questions Answered:
Will I be able to use my EQ6 projects in EQ7?
Yes. You can import blocks and quilts from any previous EQ project in a really easy way, then just copy and paste them into your My Library (User Library).
Will all my other EQ Company software, like BlockBase, Dear Jane and the Classic Applique blocks link with EQ7?
While EQ7 is the newest and most advanced version of the best-selling Electric Quilt software, it's also the most user-friendly. This incredibly full-featured quilt design and drawing program has been especially designed with beginners as well as advanced designers in mind. Use it to design quilts, draw blocks, scan in fabrics or select from thousands of blocks, fabrics, colors, embroidery, photos, threads, quilt layouts and borders included in EQ7. Use EQ7 simply to try out colors, or print patterns in any size. Or use EQ7 to forge a quilting career, producing professional, high-resolution block and quilt images print-ready for books or magazines. This is software you'll never outgrow!
Take a look at these videos for EQ7! Just hit the "Back" button on your browser to return here after viewing. Be sure to turn the volume up on your computer before viewing. If these videos don't work for you, you will need to download and install Adobe Flash Player. To do so, click here.
Designing a Basic Quilt
Creating Blocks Without Drawing
Drag and Drop Blocks
Help is Everywhere!
Using Fabric Scans in Your Profect
Using Photo Symetry
EQ7 has 5000 block patterns which can be printed in any size and a Search feature for finding blocks in the Block Library.
Paper Piecing (Foundation) blocks
Find blocks by category in the Block library: All the blocks are marked according to difficulty, piecing info, holidays, and themes so you can just search for a Five Patch block with rectangles only or a Christmas block with Flowers.
The number of quilts you can create in EQ7 is endless. You can start new blank quilts in any of the automatic styles, get quilts from the layout library by size or style, create your own quilt layout from a block, or even use a quick quilt already made for you!
Quickly make Samplers, On-Point Quilts, Medallions, or Baby Blocks using any of the 8 automatic styles. Or use the "anything goes" quilt layout and design freely on a large blank quilt layout, setting any block, any size, any place on your quilt.
Layout Library Quilts
Need to make a queen sized quilt, but feeling particularly un-creative? Or, do you want to start a medallion quilt and don't know where to begin? Open up the Layout library and use a ready-made quilt layout as a starting point for the quilt of your dreams.
By Size - Different layouts (horizontal, on-point, Bargello, Grandmother's Flower Garden, etc.) in sizes from California King all the way to Crib. Even includes layouts for Miniature Quilts, Table Runners, and Placemats.
By Style - Showcase your blocks in a quilt from any one of the numerous styles, including Horizontal or On-Point Medallions, Stars, and Irregular Grids.
Create a Quilt from a Block
Choose any block from the library or one that you draw which has horizontal and vertical lines. Convert it to a quilt and you can set blocks in all the spaces!
Turn this block: into this quilt:
When you start the program you can create or open your own projects or start with one saved by the company. Just open the project, choose your quilt size and print away! The quilt is already designed for you. Swap out colors or fabrics if you like to make it your own.
You can add the extras to any quilt .
"Float" applique designs or pieced blocks on top of your quilt.
"Quilt" your quilt with any thread color you'd like.
Create sashes and multiple borders.
Keep note cards on each quilt, saving design ideas.
New tools, new blocks, and new border styles!
Set Auto Border Tool
Add borders to your quilts and either fill the borders with your own blocks
or use the Auto Borders for quick and amazing results.
Border Blocks in the Block Library
Including: Interwoven Styles, Single Block Patterns, and Applique Vines.
Choose from over 290 pre-designed Auto Borders, or create your own.
To help you line up blocks between multiple borders.
EQ7 has 5000 scanned fabrics... the same quality as the ones you would find in the fabric stores.
Fabrics by Category
Need some dots? Or how about an antique double-pink? Just pick fabrics from any of the fabrics organized in these categories: Antique, Colors, Geometric, Holidays, Nature or Region.
Fabrics by Color
Yes, there is a difference between plum and violet, and between rust, warm brown and gray brown. Pick from any of the fabrics organized by color. And you can even search the entire library by Color.
Fabrics by Manufacturer
Choose fabrics from manufacturers basic lines.
There are endless possibilities for the included fabrics:
Want to see what your quilt would really look like with the fabrics you have in mind? - Scan your own fabrics and import them into EQ7. Color your quilt with the real fabrics you plan to use before you even sew one stitch. Store the scanned fabrics in EQ7 and create your own fabric library.
Fabric scales automatically on the quilt. What you see on the screen is what you'll get!
Fussy-cut fabrics to see a fabric's design better.
Make your own colors, including shaded palettes.
Rotate fabrics right on your screen by degrees or to the edge of a seam (even when you don't know the degree by which you need to rotate).
Random Recolor. Recolor your quilt to be lighter/darker, more or less saturated, change the colors around the color wheel or even randomly color your quilt with a click!
Working with Images
Choose Apply > Effects, Apply > Filters, or Apply > Symmetries from the Image menu and you'll be on your way to a whole world of new image possibilities. EQ7 has over 45 different effects that can be applied to images, including artistic, noise, blur and many more. Filters allow you to sharpen, unsharpen, or detect the edges of your image. Square and Circular symmetries take portions of your image and repeat them according to your choices.
You can apply more than one to an image for a truly unique effect. Print these images onto printable fabric to use as whole photos in your memory quilts, or chop the printed images up to make one-of-a-kind fabrics for your piecing.
Create unique images to use as photos or fabric in your quilts.
Specify the size of seam allowance around each patch. Move or delete templates before you print. Rotate templates on print preview.
EQ7 numbers each pattern, separating units and adding seam allowance. If you draw a pattern, EQ7 numbers it for you. Move or delete foundation pattern sections before you print.
Rotary Cutting Charts
Print rotary cutting charts for blocks in EQ7 or blocks you design yourself.
Print them as line drawings, in gray scale, in color, as applique patterns, or as quilting stencils! Print off your favorite blocks as line drawings and make quick coloring book pages for children.
Print your quilts as line drawings or colored with fabrics.
Fabric Yardage Estimates
Calculate yardage in inches or centimeters and print yardage charts.
Print multiple photos at once.
Just drag and drop your photos on the new Photo Layout page, fitting photos together so you don't waste an inch of printable fabric.
You can also draw and print your own original patterns.
Create professional images of your blocks and quilts to use in class hand-outs. Or send them to magazine & book publishers, or commercial printers.
Export parts of your design to show a work-in-progress for classes. For example, drag a selection box around a row in your quilt, then paste it into your Word document to illustrate your how-to instructions.
Export full-color images or outline drawings of your quilt or blocks to use as Web images, guild newsletter pictures, magazine or book illustrations, pattern covers or just to show off. You choose the file type (jpg, gif, tif, png or bmp) and resolution, from 75 to 600 dpi.
Export metafiles of blocks (vector drawings) to "explode" to illustrate piecing diagrams you. The EQ7 User Manual shows you how to pull apart the patches in Word.
Streamlined libraries that are easy to use. You can import directly from other projects and files, and copy and paste right into your library.
In addition to the 5000 blocks in the Block Library, 5000 scanned fabrics in the Fabric Library, 120 quilts in the Layout Library, you will also be able to use items from the:
Now you can import from other EQ software projects or shopping bags right through the library. Just open the library you need and choose Import from Project (use this for BlockBase searches, EQ6 projects or palettes, and STASH shopping bags). Or, you can import image files through the photo or fabric library. You can also import your own embroidery designs (.EXP format only) to try out on your latest quilt, then save in your own embroidery library
Photo and memory quilts have never been this much fun! Use any of the already saved forest, garden, sky or textured pictures to create life-like fabric. Or, import your own pictures of family, events, or scenery to build up your own collection of photos to use in quilts. Photos can be in the JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, or TIFF format.
Jazz up your quilt with all new images of embroidery designs from Viking, PFAFF, and Cactus Punch. Try out the embroidery on your quilt to decide if you want to get the embroidery card so you can sew out the designs.
Ackermann, Aurifil, Coats & Clark, Gutermann, Mettler, Robison-Anton, Signature, Sulky, Superior, Valdani, and YLI have let the company know their thread colors so you can color your embroidery and quilting stitches with the spool you're actually using! You can also create a Thread library of your own spools.
Draw pieced, applique or combination.
Draw pieced blocks almost as quickly as you would draw a block on paper in EasyDraw.
Draw applique blocks in PatchDraw using easy drag and drop patches (hearts, leaves, feathers, tear-drops, circles, triangles, octagons and more).
Draw pieced blocks in PatchDraw using "click and snap" grids for stars, kaleidoscopes, and compasses.
Draw with the Freehand Tool to make realistic patches.
Use the Brush Stroke Tool to do vines, scrolls and stems.
Draw sash or border blocks with ease on a Rectangular Drawing Board .
Import images to trace and turn your favorite picture or drawing into a block. Images imported for tracing can be in the JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, or TIFF format. Choose how you want the image cropped and how transparent you want it right from EQ6.
Use the WreathMaker to turn shapes into wreaths or quick quilting stencils.
Help, Help, and more Help
Learning with Electric Quilt has never been easier or more fun.
Point-and-read info on each tool – now linked directly to Help topics
67 "How do I?" topics: printable stepped-out instructions for doing everything from printing English paper-piecing templates to drawing a New York Beauty
22 printable full-color PDF lessons (115 pages)
And you can always call or email the company whenever you need help.
For the Advanced Designer
EQ7 is a teacher and pattern-maker's dream:
Fabrics - import fabrics in JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, or TIFF formats and it automatically rescales perfectly on the quilt or block.
Letters - write on your quilts with the Set Applique Text tool. You can add a verse or add sewing directions right on top of the quilt. It's up to you.
Export Metafiles - export vector images in the .EMF format that are outline only, outline and fill, or fill only. Fill colors are the average color of the fabric in the block.
Export Images - you need a high resolution image? What size? What format? EQ7 can do it and the fabric is scaled perfectly. Magazine editors and book publishers will love you!
For the Beginning Designer
Just because EQ7 can do so much, doesn't mean that it still can't be easy to use. The company has kept beginning quilters and beginning computer users in mind throughout the entire software design and documentation process.
Draw without drawing - Need a new block? Use the Serendipity tools to frame, merge, and tilt blocks without drawing a thing.
Add borders full of blocks in 3-4 clicks - Use the Set Auto Borders tool to make your quilt look stunning.
Use Quick Quilt Projects - try any of these quilt favorites to color, resize, print, and sew.
Make quilt labels - Use the text tool to write out your labels and make the back of your quilt as interesting as the front.
Find blocks within your sewing capabilities - all the library blocks have been marked according to difficulty. So if you're a beginning quilter, why not try a beginning block with rectangles only? Or how about a beginning block with rectangles and triangles only?
Learn the software like you have a teacher beside you - the company has made 10 videos especially for beginners and the help files are as user-friendly as possible with you in mind.
SUPPORT: Online support is available from Electric Quilt at their web site.
EQ7 has 79 either new or improved features from EQ6. Not everything this program can do is even listed here!
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Windows: XP (Home and Pro), Vista and Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
CD-ROM drive, suggested MB RAM not given by the company yet, color monitor capable of 1024x768 resolution, 750 MB free hard disk space. Internet required for activation, deactivation, and periodic validations. A sound card is recommended for use with the demo videos. Netbook compatible.
Will run on Macs through Virtual PC or Parallels (XP, Vista, or Windows ® 7 version)
RETURNS: Due to the nature of the product (computer software with limited licenses/activations), it is not returnable.