Saturday, October 19, 2013
EQ7 Class Questions
Q: Is there an upgrade available to EQ7 for users of EQ5?
A: Yes there is! There is a discount available to registered EQ5 users. This price is not published, but you may contact EQ to ask for the cost. Information is here at: http://doyoueq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1363 or you can visit this page: http://electricquilt.com/home/eq5-owners-we-want-you-back/
Q: Does EQ come on USB or as a digital download to install on computers that do not have a CD/DVD ROM drive?
A: EQ7 does not come from the manufacturer on USB or digital download, but you may copy the software to a USB drive and then use that to install. The directions and information on how to do this may be found at: http://support.electricquilt.com/Installing-from-a-USB-thumbdrive-EQ7.ashx
Q: How can you draw Hexagon-type of odd blocks in EQ7?
A: In EQ7, a hexagon may be drawn using a circle grid in the Pieced PatchDraw Worktable. Click Block > New Block > PatchDraw Block in your Block Worktable. Directions for this are described in the May/June 2013 issue of Quiltmaker, and may be found at: http://www.quiltmaker.com/articles/Hexacadabra
Q: How can you get EQ7 to estimate the fabric yardage for a binding?
A: This feature is not yet in EQ. You can add a thin border in order to get a visual on how the binding will look, but this is not enough fabric to estimate the binding. There is information on how to estimate the fabric yardage in the EQ forums from a EQ6 user. It still applies to EQ7. http://doyoueq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=103 A binding yardage estimator would be a great feature to have in a future EQ version.
I believe that was it. Let me know if I've missed any questions.