Thursday, November 10, 2016

EQ7 Layers and Light Bulbs

Layers and Light Bulbs

As you add appliqués, embroidery and stencils your design can start to become complicated. You can toggle the layer views on and off using the Light Bulb feature to help you work without distractions.



On each Layer Tab you now see a light bulb. These light bulbs can be turned on and off to toggle the other layer views on and off.


For example, on Layer 1 the entire quilt is visible (blocks, applique, stencils).

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If you want to work on the blocks without distractions from the applique and stencils…

  • From the Layer 1 tab click the light bulb on the Layer 2 and 3 tabs to turn them off.

Notice that the designs on those layers are no longer visible. You can easily work with the blocks on  without distractions.

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If you want to work on the applique without distractions …

  • From the Layer 2 tab turn off the light bulb on Layer 1 and 3. The blocks from Layer 1 will fade to the background and stencils will disappear allowing you to easily work with your appliqué design.

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You can toggle Layers and Light Bulbs on and off as needed to easily work on your blocks, applique and quilting designs.

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Hope you learned something new.

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More blogs posting tips, tricks and tutorials today.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Quilter’s Planner 2017 is Here

I’m stoked! My Quilter’s Planner 2017 arrived today! Merry Christmas to me…a bit early… LOL

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A beautiful cover, nice heavy spiral binding, and quality paper.*Happy Dancing*

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Have you ordered yours yet? If not you should. It organizes all your personal, work and quilting plans into one nice, tidy, easy to locate place. There’re lots of wonderful upgrades to this year’s book too.

It still has the monthly view with fabulous big blocks to write in and a place to set your monthly goals. I like the bigger section tabs.

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I can’t live without the weekly view pages. Each week still includes a new block design…That’s 52 free blocks!  This year they’ve added fun new free motion designs from January to October … That’s 40 free designs! A great reminder to practice something new each week. Of course goal setting “to do” lists at the bottom and 3 high priority tasks at the top are still there.

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A pocket and sticky labels have been added to the back. Love it!

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The project and swap planning section has been expanded from 10 to 16 pages which is a BIG plus for us over achievers. LOL. 

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New this year is the “Important Date & Deadlines” pages.

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The super handy reference setion was expanded from 4 to 6 pages.

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I do a lot of bullet journalling and really like all the graph and note paper together at the back of the book this year.

The only thing I’m a bit bummed about is the graph paper grid size is smaller. But I guess that’s a personal preference...and well…you can’t please everyone all the time.

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All in all this planner is one the best I’ve ever used and I’m looking forward to another well organized year.

My book from last year was well used, highly stuffed, and never fell apart!!!

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♥LOVE♥ my Quilter’s Planner 2017


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Do You Sew at 3am

I couldn’t sleep last night and my internet was down…AGAIN…so no TV either. Did you know that sewing at 3am yields weird results. LOL

I hope everyone is having a lovely day!!