Electric Quilt Company, Electric Quilt Version 7 ~ EQ7, Quilt Pattern Design Software, Stand Alone Program, MPN: A-007EQ.
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EQ7 has a new anti excessive install deterrent system different from EQ6. Activation: Internet access is required for activation and deactivation and periodic validations. Activations can be easily transferred between computers. Two (2) computers may be simultaneously active. 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 no dongle to worry about!
You do not need an internet connection to run the program but you must have it at the time of installation and available for periodic validations. Do not buy this program if the computer you intend to install it on will not have an internet connection at the time of installation or have later access.
*Important Questions Answered:
Will I be able to use my EQ6 projects in EQ7?
Yes. You can import blocks and quilts from any previous EQ project in a really easy way, then just copy and paste them into your My Library (User Library).
Will all my other EQ Company software, like BlockBase, Dear Jane and the Classic Applique blocks link with EQ7?
While EQ7 is the newest and most advanced version of the best-selling Electric Quilt software, it's also the most user-friendly. This incredibly full-featured quilt design and drawing program has been especially designed with beginners as well as advanced designers in mind. Use it to design quilts, draw blocks, scan in fabrics or select from over thousands of blocks, fabrics, colors, embroidery, photos, threads, quilt layouts and borders included in EQ7. Use EQ7 simply to try out colors, or print patterns in any size. Or use EQ7 to forge a quilting career, producing professional, high-resolution block and quilt images print-ready for books or magazines. This is software you'll never outgrow!
EQ7 has 5000 block patterns which can be printed in any size and a Search feature for finding blocks in the Block Library.
The number of quilts you can create in EQ7 is endless. You can start new blank quilts in any of the automatic styles, get quilts from the layout library by size or style, create your own quilt layout from a block, or even use a quick quilt already made for you!
New tools, new blocks, and new border styles!
EQ7 has 5000 scanned fabrics... the same quality as the ones you would find in the fabric stores.
@ Working with Images
Choose Apply > Effects, Apply > Filters, or Apply > Symmetries from the Image menu and you'll be on your way to a whole world of new image possibilities. 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 the 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.
Specify the size of seam allowance around each patch. Move or delete templates before you print. Rotate templates on print preview.
* Foundation Patterns
EQ7 numbers each pattern, separating units and adding seam allowance. If you draw a pattern, EQ7 numbers it for you. Move or delete foundation pattern sections before you print.
* Rotary Cutting Charts
Print rotary cutting charts for blocks in EQ7 or blocks you design yourself.
Print them as line drawings, in gray scale, in color, as applique patterns, or as quilting stencils! Print off your favorite blocks as line drawings and make quick coloring book pages for children.
Print your quilts as line drawings or colored with fabrics.
* Fabric Yardage Estimates
Calculate yardage in inches or centimeters and print yardage charts.
Draw and print your own original patterns.
Create professional images of your blocks and quilts to use in class hand-outs. Or send them to magazine & book publishers, or commercial printers.
Export parts of your design to show a work-in-progress for classes. For example, drag a selection box around a row in your quilt, then paste it into your Word document to illustrate your how-to instructions.
Export full-color images or outline drawings of your quilt or blocks to use as Web images, guild newsletter pictures, magazine or book illustrations, pattern covers or just to show off. You choose the file type (jpg, gif, tif, png or bmp) and resolution, from 75 to 600 dpi.
Export metafiles of blocks (vector drawings) to "explode" to illustrate piecing diagrams you. The EQ7 User Manual shows you how to pull apart the patches in Word.
Streamlined libraries that are easy to use. You can import directly from other projects and files, and copy and paste right into your library.
In addition to the 5000 blocks in the Block Library, 5000 scanned fabrics in the Fabric Library, 120 quilts in the Layout Library, you will also be able to use items from the:
* Importing Features
Now you can import from other EQ software projects or shopping bags right through the library. Just open the library you need and choose Import from Project (use this for BlockBase searches, EQ5 or 6 projects or palettes, and STASH shopping bags). Or, you can import image files through the photo or fabric library. You can also import your own embroidery designs (.EXP format only) to try out on your latest quilt, then save in your own embroidery library
* Photo Library
Photo and memory quilts have never been this much fun! Use any of the already saved forest, garden, sky or textured pictures to create life-like fabric. Or, import your own pictures of family, events, or scenery to build up your own collection of photos to use in quilts. Photos can be in the JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, or TIFF format.
* Embroidery Library
Jazz up your quilt with all new images of embroidery designs from Viking, PFAFF, and Cactus Punch. Try out the embroidery on your quilt design to decide if you want to get the embroidery card so you can sew out the designs.
* Thread Library
Ackermann, Aurifil, Coats & Clark, Gutermann, Mettler, Robison-Anton, Signature, Sulky, Superior, Valdani, and YLI have let the company know their thread colors so you can color your embroidery and quilting stitches with the spool you're actually using! You can also create a Thread library of your own spools.
@ Drawing Tools
@ Help, Help, and more Help
Learning with Electric Quilt has never been easier or more fun.
*Point-and-read info on each tool – now linked directly to Help topics
*67 “How do I?” topics: printable stepped-out instructions for doing everything from printing English paper-piecing templates to drawing a New York Beauty
*22 printable full-color PDF lessons (115 pages)
*And you can always call or email the company whenever you need help.
SUPPORT: Online support is available from Electric Quilt at their web site.
EQ7 has 79 either new or improved features from EQ6.
Windows: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
CD-ROM drive, suggested MB RAM not given by the company yet, color monitor capable of 1024x768 resolution, 750 MB free hard disk space. Internet required for activation, deactivation, and periodic validations. A sound card is recommended for use with the demo videos.
Will run on Macs through Virtual PC or Parallels (XP, Vista, or Windows ® 7 version)
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