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Software to help you design and create your own quilt patterns


HP Scrapbook Assistant
Add a new level of creativity and energy to your scrapbooking experience with HP Creative Scrapbook Assistant software. This innovative software makes it more fun to plan your scrapbooks; import, manipulate, and print photos, text and other elements; and digitally share and archive your finished artwork.


• Choose from hundreds of high-quality, ready-made theme images and clip art, along with perfect-fit, color-matched frames and mattes in custom shapes
• Easily import your images and artwork into the program
• Create unique printable elements: journal blocks, photos, headlines, mattes, and layout embellishments
• Select from a variety of page layouts that can serve as starting points for page designs
• Design custom page layouts in the provided workspace
• Add expressive sentiments to your pages with the included phrases, or create your own unique captions and titles
• Make personalized greeting cards that wow friends and family with the easy-to-use layouts
• Edit until you like the result: resize elements, change colors and transparency levels, then print, cut, and assemble on your scrapbook page

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Electric Quilt Version 6 (EQ6)
Top Ten Reasons Why You Need EQ6...
While EQ6 is the newest and most advanced version of our 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 20,000 blocks, fabrics, colors, embroidery, photos, threads, quilt layouts and borders included in EQ6. Use EQ6 simply to try out colors, or print patterns in any size. Or use EQ6 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!

1. Patterns
EQ6 has over 4300 blocks which can be printed in any size.

Pieced blocks
Appliqué blocks
Paper Piecing (Foundation) blocks
Quilting Stencils


Over 1200 NEW blocks since EQ5
Classic Pieced: Baskets, Chains, Dresden Fans & Plates, Feathered Stars, Lone Stars, Maltese Cross, Pickle Dishes, Priscilla blocks, Variable Stars, Wedding Rings, and Whole Top Designs
Contemporary Pieced: Fans, Sun Compasses, and World Flags
Foundation Pieced: Alphabets, Animals, Beach Panorama, Cars & Trucks, Crazy Blocks, Flowers, Houses, New York Beauties, and Toys
Classic Appliqué: Baskets, Eight Elements, Silhouettes, and Vases
Contemporary Appliqué: Dogs, Hawaiian, Purses & Bags, and Shoes
Motifs: Birds, Butterflies, Grapes & Vines, Leaves, and Wreaths
Quilting Stencils: Border Stencils, Flowers, Hearts, Leaves, and Ribbons
Border Blocks: Checked, Curved, Interwoven, Picket, Scrolls, Striped, Swags, Triangular, and Vines
NEW Find blocks by category in the Block library: We've marked all the blocks according to difficulty, piecing info, holidays, and themes so you can just search for a Five Patch block with rectangles only or a Christmas block with Flowers.
2. Quilts
The number of quilts you can create in EQ6 is endless. You can start new blank quilts in any of our 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!

Automatic Styles
Quickly make Samplers, On-Point Quilts, Medallions, or Baby Blocks using any of the 8 automatic styles.


Horizontal
On-point (1)
NEW On-point (2)
Variable Point (1)
NEW Variable Point (2)


Baby Blocks
Variable Blocks
Horizontal
Strip Quilt
Vertical
Strip Quilt
One Patch Quilt

Or use our "anything goes" Custom Set quilt layout and design freely on a large blank quilt layout, setting any block, any size, any place on your quilt.

Custom Set


Layout Library Quilts
Need to make a queen sized quilt, but feeling particularly un-creative? Or, do you want to start a medallion quilt and don't know where to begin? Open up the Layout library and use a ready-made quilt layout as a starting point for the quilt of your dreams.

By Size - Different layouts (horizontal, on-point, Bargello, Grandmother's Flower Garden, etc.) in sizes from California King all the way to Crib. Even includes layouts for Miniature Quilts, Table Runners, and Placemats.
By Style - Showcase your blocks in a quilt from any one of the numerous styles, including Horizontal or On-Point Medallions, Stars, and Irregular Grids.
NEW Create a Quilt from a Block
Choose any block from the library or one that you draw which has horizontal and vertical lines. Convert it to a quilt and you can set blocks in all the spaces!

Turn this block: into this quilt:

NEW Quick Quilts
When you start the program you can create or open your own projects or start with one of ours. Just open the project, choose your quilt size and print away! The quilt is already designed for you. Swap out colors or fabrics if you like to make it your own.

You can add the extras to any quilt

"Float" appliqué designs or pieced blocks on top of your quilt.
"Quilt" your quilt with any thread color you'd like.
Create sashes and multiple borders.
Keep note cards on each quilt, saving design ideas.
3. Borders
We've added new tools, new blocks, and new border styles!



Use the NEW Set Auto Border tool to put a border around your quilt in any of the following styles: Checked, Curved, Flying Geese, Scrolls, Swags, and more.
Try out any of the NEW Border Blocks in the Block Library including: Interwoven Styles, Single Block Patterns, and Appliqué Vines.
We've added 2 NEW border styles to help you line up blocks between multiple borders.
4. Fabrics
EQ6 has over 5000 newly scanned fabrics... the same quality as the ones you would find in the fabric stores or in our STASH series.

Fabrics by Category - need some dots? or how about an antique double-pink? Just pick fabrics from any of the 1280 fabrics organized in these categories: Antique, Colors, Geometric, Holidays, Nature or Region.
Fabrics by Color - yes, there is a difference between plum and violet, and between rust, warm brown and gray brown. Pick from any of the 1225 fabrics organized by color. And you can even search the entire library by Color.
Fabrics by Manufacturer - Choose fabrics from any of these manufacturers basic lines: Andover, Benartex, Classic Cottons, FreeSpirit, Hoffman, Maywood Studio, Michael Miller, Moda, Northcott, P&B Textiles, Red Rooster, RJR, Robert Kaufman, South Sea Imports, Timeless Treasures, Troy, and Wilmington Prints.



Dots in a quilt with 4 inch blocks Dots in a quilt with 8 inch blocks

There are endless possibilities for the included fabrics:


Want to see what your quilt would really look like with the fabrics you have in mind? Scan your own fabrics and import them into EQ6. Color your quilt with the real fabrics you plan to use before you even sew one stitch. Store the scanned fabrics in EQ6 and create your own fabric library.
NEW Search by Color in the Fabric library.
NEW Fabric scales automatically on the quilt. What you see on the screen is what you’ll get !
IMPROVED Fussy-cut fabrics to see a fabric's design better.
Make your own colors, including shaded palettes.
NEW Rotate fabrics right on your screen by degrees or to the edge of a seam (even when you don't know the degree by which you need to rotate).
NEW Random Recolor - Recolor your quilt to be lighter/darker, more or less saturated, change the colors around the color wheel or even randomly color your quilt with a click!



5. Print

Templates - Specify the size of seam allowance around each patch. Move or delete templates before you print. NEW Rotate templates on print preview.
Foundation Patterns - EQ6 numbers each pattern, separating units and adding seam allowance. If you draw a pattern, EQ6 numbers it for you. Move or delete foundation pattern sections before you print.
Rotary Cutting Charts - Print rotary cutting charts for blocks in EQ6 or blocks you design yourself.
Blocks - Print them as line drawings, in gray scale, in color, as appliqué patterns, or as quilting stencils! Print off your favorite blocks as line drawings and make quick coloring book pages for children.
Quilts - Print your quilts as line drawings or colored with fabrics.
IMPROVED Fabric Yardage Estimates - Calculate yardage in inches or centimeters and print yardage charts.
You can also draw and print your own original patterns.

6. Libraries
We've streamlined the libraries to be easier to use. NEW Now you can import directly from other projects and files, and copy and paste right into your library.

In addition to the 4300+ blocks in the Block Library, 5000+ scanned fabrics in the Fabric Library, 400+ quilts in the Layout Library, you will also be able to use items from the:

NEW 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 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
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 to decide if you want to get the embroidery card so you can sew out the designs.
NEW Photo Library - Photo and memory quilts have never been this much fun! Use any of our 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.
NEW Thread Library - Ackermann, Aurifil, Coats & Clark, Gutermann, Mettler, Robison-Anton, Signature, Sulky, Superior, Valdani, and YLI have let us 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.
7. Drawing tools
We've completely reworked the drawing side of EQ. You can draw blocks from scratch and even make new blocks without drawing!

Draw pieced, appliqué or combination blocks.
Draw pieced blocks almost as quickly as you would draw a block on paper in EasyDraw.
Draw appliqué blocks in PatchDraw using easy drag and drop patches (hearts, leaves, feathers, tear-drops, circles, triangles, octagons and more).
NEW Draw with the Freehand tool to make realistic patches.
NEW Vines, scrolls, and stems have never been easier than with the new Brush Stroke tool.
NEW Draw pieced blocks in PatchDraw using “click and snap” grids for stars, kaleidoscopes, and compasses.
Use the WreathMaker to turn shapes into wreaths or quick quilting stencils.
Draw sash or border blocks with ease on a rectangular drawing board.
Draw just about anything from a 4-Patch to a Giant Dahlia or Lone Star.
NEW Import images to trace and turn your favorite picture or drawing into a block. Images imported for tracing can be in the JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, or TIFF format. Choose how you want the image cropped and how transparent you want it right from EQ6.
8. Help, Help, and more Help
Learning has never been easier or more fun.

The EQ6 User Manual is the best book we’ve ever written! We've split the 304 pages up into lessons and documentation. There are 6 fun and easy lessons for learning how to set up quilts, print, use layers, draw in EasyDraw and draw in PatchDraw. We took nothing for granted and made the lessons work for people who have never used a computer before. You’ll also get step-by-step instructions on working with every tool and feature.
Watch any of the 60+ Help Videos, then try the steps yourself. It's like having a teacher right there beside you! Videos have been grouped into Getting Started, Designing Quilts, Using the Quilt Tools, Drawing Blocks, Simple Tasks, and Printing. You'll learn everything from "What is a Project?" to "How to make a Quilt Label."
Try out the EQ6 Help Files. Each part of the program is documented with color pictures and directions. It's like surfing a web site of EQ6 knowledge. Here we've been able to get a lot more "wordy" than in the book because these are web pages, not book pages. So, if you need a further explanation of anything you learn in the software, just check out the Help Contents, or find it using the Index, or Search.
If that isn't enough, we've even added ToolHelp - Turn on the Dynamic ToolHelp and a window will appear at the side of your worktable. Hover over any button in any toolbar and learn what it does.
9. For the Advanced Designer
EQ6 is a teacher and pattern-maker’s dream:

NEW Fabrics - import fabrics in JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, or TIFF formats and it automatically rescales perfectly on the quilt or block.
Letters - write on your quilts with the NEW Set Applique Text tool. You can add a verse or add sewing directions right on top of the quilt. It's up to you.
Export Metafiles - export vector images in the .EMF format that are outline only, outline and fill, or fill only. Fill colors are the average color of the fabric in the block. Directions are included in the EQ6 User Manual for how to pull apart and label metafiles to make a piecing diagram in Microsoft® Word.
NEW Export Images - you need a high resolution image? What size? What format? EQ6 can do it and the fabric is scaled perfectly. Magazine editors and book publishers will love you!


10. For the Beginning Designer

Tilt a Block
Just because EQ6 can do so much, doesn't mean that it still can't be easy to use. We've kept our beginning quilters and beginning computer users in mind throughout the entire software design and documentation process.

NEW Draw without drawing - Need a new block? Use the Serendipity tools to frame, merge, and tilt blocks without drawing a thing.
NEW Add borders full of blocks in 3-4 clicks - Use the Set Auto Borders tool to make your quilt look stunning.
NEW Use Quick Quilt Projects - try any of these quilt favorites to color, resize, print, and sew.
NEW Make quilt labels - Use the new text tool to write out your labels and make the back of your quilt as interesting as the front.
NEW Find blocks within your sewing capabilities - all the library blocks have been marked according to difficulty. So if you're a beginning quilter, why not try beginning block with rectangles only? Or how about a beginning block with rectangles and triangles only?
NEW Learn the software like you have a teacher beside you - We've made the videos and EQ6 User Manual lessons as user-friendly as possible with you in mind.
Includes
EQ6 comes with the EQ6 User Manual and a CD to install. But, of course you always have us to call or email whenever you need help.


   

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Quilt Design Wizard
Start by selecting a layout style, mattress size, and block size. Then add borders. Quilt Design Wizard™ guides you step-by-step using an easy point-and-click method.

Select from 200 quilt blocks colored with beautiful fabric and ready to set into your layout. Blocks are color-coordinated in color families to help you choose blocks that work well together. You'll be an instant designer with the Wizard's help.

System Requirements
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, CD-ROM drive, 64 MB RAM, 16-bit/high color monitor capable of 800x600 resolution, Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher, Windows Media Player, Acrobat Reader, 450 MB hard drive space.



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Premium Lawn Printable Fabric
Our best quality quilt-weight fabric!
Print on luxuriously silky cotton fabric sheets with a thread count so fine that fabric texture will not be noticeable. You become a fabric designer as you scan in photos, flowers, love letters, or whatever. Then print, let dry, peel off the plastic backing and soak in cool water for 10 minutes. When the fabric dries, sew!

The warm white fabric makes photo-complexions glow. You'll be amazed at how beautiful your photographs look.

Use for those special wedding, anniversary and other memory heirloom projects that deserve the best! Complete instructions included. Washable and dry cleanable.

240 thread count, 100% cotton, for your best quilts


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Premium Satin Printable Fabric
Our best quality wearable-weight fabric!
Print on satiny cotton with a thread count so fine that fabric texture will not be noticeable. You become a fabric designer as you scan in photos, flowers, love letters, or whatever. Then print, let dry, peel off the plastic backing and soak in cool water for 10 minutes. When the fabric dries, sew!

The warm white fabric makes photo-complexions glow. You'll be amazed at how beautiful your photographs look.

Imagine how kids or grandchildren will love "starring" in your sewn projects. Use when you want a satiny fabric with a bit of body --- perfect for photo-printed purses, wearables, pillows and other crafts. Complete instructions included. Washable and dry cleanable.

283 thread count, 100% combed cotton satin weave fabric, for wearables and crafts
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Inkjet Fabric Sheets
Print sharp, photo-quality images from your computer onto these soft (never rubbery!) fabric sheets. You become a fabric designer as you scan in photos, flowers, love letters, or whatever. Then print, let dry, peel off the plastic backing and soak in cool water for 10 minutes. When the fabric dries, sew! 200 thread count, 100% cotton, for quilts and labels. Package contains 6 fabric sheets (8-1/2" x 11").





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Peel & Stick Fabric
Want to add a little fabric texture to your scrapbook pages, frames, and home decor? Peel & Stick Fabric Sheets are great for all sorts of crafts and scrapbooking.

The Peel & Stick Fabric is 200 thread count fabric adhered to a plastic backing for stability. It feeds through any inkjet printer so you can print photos or designs from your computer. After printing, the plastic backing gets peeled off and discarded. The fabric has an adhesive backing so it may be adhered to anything in your house, classroom, office, etc. It is repositionable on hard, solid surfaces. It is not repositionable on certain papers, however.

Package includes: 6 sheets 8½ x 11" peel & stick fabric for inkjet printers
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Applique Template Sheets
The Self-Adhesive Template Sheets eliminate the need for tracing patterns and ironing templates. Appliquérs can save time by printing their templates onto this soft, flexible material, cutting them out and simply hand-pressing them onto fabric. The reusable templates can be used for any appliqué method: fusing, needle-turn, or conventional machine appliqué.

Package includes: 10 sheets 8½ x 11" templates for inkjet printers.
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Classic Applique 1920 & 1930
140 Classic Applique' Blocks from the 1920's and 1930's for the Electric Quilt software line of software. Increase your EQ5 Block Library and print them in any style or size.
Requires the Electric Quilt 5 (EQ5) Software program and 3MB of disk space to use.
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Classic Applique Folk Art
200 Classic Applique' Folk Art Blocks for the Electric Quilt software line of software. Increase your EQ5 Block Library and print them in any style or size.
Requires the Electric Quilt 5 (EQ5) Software program and 5MB of disk space to use.
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Judy Martin's Stars & Sets
The Electric Quilt Company celebrates one of America's most popular and prolific designer's 35 years of quiltmaking with this "Collector's Edition" CD-ROM of over 200 of Judy Martin' favorite original star block designs.

You'll see stars! Choose from exciting variations on Lone Stars, Compass Point Stars, Friendship Stars, LeMoyne Stars, Ohio Stars, Variable Stars and more - from easy to masterpiece blocks! Each is a beautiful Judy Martin original with it's own piecing diagram.

Judy's suggestions for sashing & sets, plus a quilt photo gallery from quilters all over the world, will spark your creativity and give you fabric coloring ideas.

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Town & Country Patchwork
This easy-to-use software is perfect for fans of paper piecing, new quilters and new computer users. Learn from popular authors, Myra Harder and Cori Derksen, as they share their charming designs plus step-by-step instructions for paper piecing. Use the designs as Cori and Myra suggest, or add your own personal touches.

Included in the program are help videos, paper-piecing instructions for all 30 projects, a printable user manual with fun lessons, and so much more.

From The Electric Quilt Company
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