EQ7 - Complete Quilt Design Software
by The Electric Quilt Company
Electric Quilt 7 does it all - Quilts, Blocks and now photos! Includes all the design features of EQ5 & EQ6 plus all new design tools for beginning and advanced users. 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 nothing to worry about! Learn to use the software by watching the 10 videos targeted for beginners. Then go through the 22 printable full-color PDF lessons for comprehensive, step-by-step lessons that show you how to design quilts, draw blocks, work with images, and print patterns. It's like having a teacher right there with you! New help buttons are integrated into much of the Interface and ToolHelp. You can also look up tools and topics in the EQ7 User Manual for step-by-step instructions. When designing quilts choose from any of the 10 automatic layouts, over 540 pre-designed layouts by size & by style, popular quick-quilts, or draw your own layout. The possibilities are endless. Browse through hundreds of ready-made border and sash blocks just waiting for you in the EQ7 Block Library.
Choose from over 290 pre-designed Auto Borders, or create your own. Have as many borders as you like. You pick the width - EQ7 does the math, fitting borders perfectly for you. 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. Draw beautiful, original blocks and stencils, or let EQ7 create new blocks for you. Draw pieced blocks in EasyDraw or Pieced PatchDraw. EasyDraw works like a pencil and paper. Pieced PatchDraw has click-and-snap grids, designed to simplify drawing complex blocks like New York Beauty, Wheel, Kaleidoscope, and Eight-Point Star blocks.
Scan your own fabrics, then crop and "tweak" them right in EQ7 or use a library of 5000 scanned fabrics. EQ7 includes over 5,000 copyright-free blocks. Use and re-use blocks as patterns or quilting stencils. Choose any size.
Or use EQ7's new Serendipity tools to magically turn any block into a new original block. Print Templates, Foundation Patterns, and Rotary Cutting Charts. Choose any pattern style, and any size. Or print right from the quilt. EQ7 remembers the size on the quilt, and the block's orientation too -- so perfect for skewed blocks.
Create professional images of your blocks and quilts to use in class hand-outs. Or send them to magazine & book publishers, or commercial printers. EQ7 - Complete Quilt Design Software. Requires Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit), Internet Access, 750 MB of available hard-disk space, CD-ROM Drive.