How to download fabrics and "play" with them in EQ7
I have showed on Electric Quilt's Blog how to download FAB files from Connecting Threads here.
Now I wanted to show how to download jpegs from online to add to your own library in EQ7.
I picked Riley Blake fabrics and under "coming soon" I found this neat Mystique fabric line here
a nice line of fabrics in black and white and grey.
First RIGHT click on each picture and download each of the jpegs.
MOST OF THE JPEGS SHOW A RULER AT THE BOTTOM! open up each jpeg is your own photo editing program and first REMOVE the ruler but pay attention to how long it is, (most of these in this line were 8") THEN change the size of the file to be 8" wide and save them all like this.
THIS is VERY IMPORTANT!!
takes some time but worth it.
Now open EQ and pick a layout you want to change or make your own.
Here I picked a Drunkard's path file
Click, LIBRARIES/ fabric library and then MY library
In the bottom of this window, click IMPORT from image files
Find where on your computer you saved the fabric jpegs ( I made a folder called FABRIC then inside one called RILEY BLAKE etc)
Click and hold CTRL + A to select all and click OPEN.
Once they are Imported, again click CTRL A and add all to sketchbook.
They will appear at the end of the sketchbook and maybe look a bit blurry, but they'll look great when added to the quilt!
Here's the drunkard's path quilt and a few others
Now if you want to add these fabrics and have access to them while working on other quilts,
first select MY library tab
then click ADD library in the bottom left corner, here I named it Riley Blake and chose 10 styles (standard)
Then I imported the fabrics again and copied them into style 1.
CTRL C and select the Style 1 folder and PASTE or CTRL V
Now you can rename the style one by right clicking and "modify style" then rename it whatever name the collection has
here it's sweetcakes
I had downloaded 5 collections and named them.
Don't forget to SAVE the library.
Now you can access these by clicking MY LIBRARY in any quilt you are working on.
here's a quilt using RB Flutter fabrics
RB On the go fabrics
RB sweetcakes fabrics
RB flutter fabrics
RB Happy ever after fabrics
Link up with what fabrics you've downloaded and played with in EQ7 :-)