New Look: EQ8 is redesigned with a friendly new look that includes large interface elements for faster, more intuitive learning. New Features: EQ8 comes with more than 40 new and updated features, including thousands of new block designs and fabrics.
Licence: The Electric Quilt 8 software box contains a software download license. There is NO media device (CD, DVD, USB) included. There is a License ID and Password found in the package. This information will allow you to download the software from the Electric Quilt website. You will select either PC or Mac at the time of the download. The package also contains a 48-page booklet with complete instructions on how to claim the download on our site, installation, activation, a starter lesson, quick tips and tools reference.
Features Updated User Interface The user interface has been redesigned for faster learning and more complete designing. Its friendly new look introduces large interface elements, customizable workspace, help tips, and guided designingcreating the most intuitive version yet!
Home Screen to Get You Started The Home Screen is a convenient way to perform commonly used actions quickly and easily. Its perfect for directing users to the worktable and tools they need for their project.
Customize the Start-up Project EQ8 comes with blocks, fabrics and threads pre-loaded in every new project. Its quick and easy to delete all of these designs and create your own start-up project, with or without any blocks, fabrics or threads using the Save Palette as Default feature. Make every new project the way YOU want it!
Quick Quilt T-Shirt Quilt Project, and More! EQ8 comes with 11 new Quick Quilt projects with 75 quilts, including quilt labels, t-shirt quilts, table runners, traditional and modern. Use these projects just as they are, make adjustments to block settings and colors, or simply use them as inspiration for your own project.
Fabric Preview The detachable Fabric Preview window lets you customize your workspace to display the selected fabric swatch in its own window in any size. This is perfect for viewing the print of the fabric in a larger scale.
Applique Patchmaker Tools Create stars, posies and quilting stencils with simple-to-use controls. No drawing involved! These new applique tools make creating these shapes easy and fun!
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In Electric Quilt 8, you can
Design quilts at any size!
Start with a layout from the library, or choose a pre-designed Quick Quilt project for instant inspiration. For complete control, design your layout from scratch! Choose any layout stylefrom traditional, to modern, to a completely custom design. Adjust your layout settings to make your quilt exactly as you like.
Create custom-designed layouts and borders too!
NEW: Quick Quilt t-shirt project and more!
Draw block patterns of all sizes and styles!
EQ8 has full drawing capabilities to create any kind of block. Draft your block from scratch, use the built-in grids or import a photo or sketch to trace.
The Block Library is full of over 6,700 pre-drawn designs ready for you to use in your quilt designs. Use these blocks as they are, or edit them to add your own touch. Use existing blocks to create completely new ones with the Serendipity feature!
NEW: Applique shape presets!
Scan and import fabric
Scan your fabric or take a picture of it, then import the image into EQ8. Use the scaling, straightening and cropping tools to make sure your fabric looks as accurate as possible.
You can also add fabrics from the web! Download fabric images from a website, then import into EQ8.
The EQ8 Fabric Library comes pre-loaded with 6,200 fabrics from top manufacturers!
NEW: Fabric scaling and straightening tools!
Get yardage estimates for your quilt, including borders! You choose the appropriate fabric width to get the most accurate requirements. Using fat quarters? No problem! If you make changes to your quilt, your yardage automatically updates. No math involved! Printouts include the fabric name and SKU.
NEW: Print fat quarter estimates!
Print patterns for the blocks in your quilt. EQ uses the sizes you defined for the blocks and adds the seam allowance, where necessary. Choose to print templates, foundation patterns, rotary cutting charts and pictures of your blocks and quilts.
NEW: Print foundation patterns in colour!
And So Much More
Visit the Electric Quilt website to see the full list of features