Reason #5 I love EQ

Don’t forget to click over here to enter the EQ7 giveaway!

This reason is kind of a two-fer (that’s short for “two for the price of one”). EQ7 has a lot of pre-loaded “fabrics” and color swatches. A LOT. But it doesn’t stop there. If you’re using solid colors you can create colors that aren’t already shown by adding tints and shades of an existing color or by choosing any two colors and adding 10 colors that blend from one to the next.

EQ Colors
I added all of the tints & shades shown, plus I’m creating a gradation from the blue to the pink.

If you want print fabrics, you can scan your own, import swatches from online, download swatch files from some fabric manufacturers (Moda, for example) and even download EQ files from Connecting Threads.

EQ Fabrics
This is just the tiniest slice of fabrics I’ve downloaded free from EQ.

Best – and easiest – of all, Electric Quilt offers free monthly downloads of fabric collections, and you get to vote on what they’ll offer.

And if you really want to go all out, you can purchase a Stash from Electric Quilt. The latest 2012 Spring/Summer Stash has over 5,800 current fabrics.



  1. OMG! You’re killing me. That is awesome! I didn’t know it does all that. You mean all this time I’ve been using paper & pencil and I could’ve had it easy?? Geesh

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