Tuesday, April 11, 2017

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday–turning fabrics

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This week’s tutorial is simple but good to know Winking smile

Do you ever TURN or rotate your fabrics in EQ?

I do a LOT especially on borders or with a striped fabric!

Here’s a simple on point layout

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I imported IN BLUE that was part of the new 2017 fabric stash

and then put it into the center square of a block, of course it looks fine on the computer, but unless you cut this on the bias, the fabric would actually be turned 45 degrees

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like this!!

So I would probably NOT use this fabric for this block on point like this.

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Now a simple diamond block works just fine

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here I created a new quilt horizontal layout

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and the bike fabric would look just fine in there

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here’s some different fabrics and I added a stripe

it looks fine, but I’d like to turn the strips on half the triangles

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on the right tool bar, there’s a rotate fabric button

(if there’s not, add it by selecting that dashed line at the bottom and a pop up will give you the choice to add it.

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after clicking the rotate fabric button, a pop up shows SIMPLE, advanced or alight to edge, I’ve never used the last option, but once in a while use the advanced

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If you click simple, it turns the fabric 90 degrees for each click

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With advanced I usually just use 45 degrees

so this block the fabric looks fine but it would be cut on the bias as above

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by selecting 45 degrees, it’s now correct how it would be cut

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I really use the rotate tool the most on borders.

This layout is fine AS IS, but I want to see what it would REALLY look like

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so I rotated the side border 90 degrees

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You can also fussy cut the fabrics

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Then click a fabric in the blocks and move it around

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with stripes I sometimes like to add a really skinny 1/4” – 1/2” border and pretend it’s the binding- just in EQ to see what the binding would look like

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play around with the rotate/ turning fabric tool and have fun!

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