I think I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that one of my goals for the year was to learn more of the features of EQ8. I thought about looking for some online classes but eventually settled on using a book. I know I won't actually retain a lot of the information but hopefully I can remember that something I want to do is possible and I'll have the book as a reference. There are actually 2 of these workbooks and I bought both. The first book has 8 chapters/projects and I got started last night.
I can already tell that this is going to be a great exercise.
In this first lesson I've already learned how to resize an applique on the background. I didn't even have a clue that it was possible to do that!
I learned about framing blocks with Serendipity. I knew about Serendipity but have really only used it to merge blocks. I didn't know that it was a feature to frame blocks like this or to do any of the 5 other things it can do!
The lesson finished off with Auto Borders. I remember using borders some in an earlier version but I think it's much more advanced than what I remember. This Auto Border feature is a rabbit hole that you could sink into for several hours.
It's already worth the $30 that I spent on the book. Next up is creating negative spaces for modern quilts. I think I know how to do this one but I'm sure I'll learn something new.
1/24/2019 09:26:53 pm
Thanks for the review. I need to get my book out and complete the lessons.
1/25/2019 07:49:24 am
We quilters have come a long way from designing on graph paper! I am glad you got your pressing pad recovered! Good job!
1/25/2019 08:31:45 am
If I ever decide to upgrade from 7 to 8, I may need to get this book.
1/25/2019 09:09:43 am
Thanks for the inspiration! I need to do some practicing, too, and your review is helpful!
1/25/2019 12:02:53 pm
EQ blog has lessons monthly and they walk you through how to do it, worth it to discover and also keep up your skills. I am currently beta testing updates so looking forward to more features.
1/26/2019 06:13:25 pm
Wow. Just wow. I can see why you could easily lose a few (a lot!) hours creating new designs!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.