Did you know you can use 2 nifty tools in Electric Quilt 8 to transform your quilt design with ease? We’d like to introduce you to: Serendipity + Symmetry. With a couple of clicks of your mouse, you can transform a simple quilt design into lots of amazing project ideas!
Step 1: Design a quilt from scratch.
Step 2: Click Design
Step 3: Click Block Tools
Step 4: Click Set Block
Step 5: There are 2 ways to Add a Plain Block
Option A: Click on the 3 dots and Click Add Plain Block
Or Option B: Right-click in block menu and click Add Plain Block
Step 6: With the plain block selected, right-click and click Edit Block.
Step 7: Now you’re in the block worktable; click on Block
Step 8: Select Serendipity
Step 9: Click Frame Block
Step 10: Scroll Right Toolbar Until Plain Block is Highlighted in Blue.
Step 11: Scroll Left Bar and Highlight “Logs + 1/4 Size” and Add to Sketchbook; Click Close
Step 12: Click Quilt Worktable
Step 13: Under Layout Tab, Select Horizontal
Step 14: Change to 13 x 16 number of Blocks
Step 15: Finished Size of Blocks 4 x 4
Step 16: Click Design
Step 17: Set Block
Step 18: Highlight Block We Just Made
Step 19: Hover Mouse over block; hold control key and click in space to fill all blocks in the quilt.
Step 20: Go to Sketchbook Blocks and click Symmetry.
Step 21: Hover Mouse over Quilt Design + Click 2 Times to get Lottie’s Squares Layout
Add this design to your sketchbook and then use the color and fabric panels to color your quilt to your preference.
Here’s our Lottie’s Squares design – the finished quilt and updated pattern are coming next week!
Leave a comment below and let us know if you use EQ8 to design your quilts!
Happy Quilt Designing!
Jenn + Linda
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