Tuesday, May 23, 2017

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday–review of one patch

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It’s funny how inspiration hits me about doing these EQ7 tutorials, last week I got several emails about an old post I did about tumblers and then comments about the last tutorial on one patch quilts, so I figured I’d do a sort of review on the one patch quilts, as it’s a lot of fun to use!

When you open EQ, start by creating a new quilt:

Quilt/ new quilt/ one patch

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My last quilt I worked on was hexagons, so that’s what it shows

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When you click the layout tab at the bottom left, there’s a pop up box that shows your one patch design- here again it’s hexagons

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When you open up the patch style, there’s LOTS of options

Custom,

Hexagons (H)

Hexagons (V)

Lightning

Trapezoid (H)

Trapezoid (V)

House

Diamonds

Kite

cobblestone

Thousands pyramids

Tumblers

Rectangles

Custom (glide)

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Under custom, it shows a cobblestone design

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You can actually go in and drag the dashed line of the sketch in the pop up

here I dragged the top line all the way up and moved the vertical lines a bit too

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here I created a chisel

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Next there’s hexagons H –horizontal

so the straight edge of the hexagon is horizontal

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Hexagon V is the vertical version

You can adjust the edge length of course, default is 1” (1” sides) that’s how you buy the paper pieces or if using Accuquilt dies, they measure the side of the hexagon NOT the widest part.

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Next is lightning

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You can also change the width and the height

here I did a 4” x 2” that’s a good size for a flying geese shape!

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Or a 4”x4” is like the isosceles triangle (I think)

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Next is Trapezoid, that’s like a tumbler!

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Horizontal vs Vertical

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If changing the measurements again it looks like the wedge die from accuquilt!

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But notice on both of these, that they are the exact same rows, they face the same way.

Next is the house shape

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Of course you can change the size of that too

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Next is diamond

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If you change the width and height to be the same, it’s like an ON point layout

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Or you can make then shorter and wider

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Next is the kite shape

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looks quite different when it’s made wider

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Cobblestone is pretty basic, it’s octagons with matching squares.

Great for english paper piecing!

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next is thousand pyramids

it’s different than lightning, as here the sides match up together, so the wide bottom touches another wide bottom or top and the tips touch each other.

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This is a nice layout to do the equilateral triangle layout in!

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Next is the tumbler.

Just like the lightning and pyramids go together, the tumbler goes with the trapezoid, depending if you want the rows to mirror/match each other or you want the rows to be the same as the one above!

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Here you can stretch it again to look like the accuquilt wedge die

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Next is rectangles, well rectangles are rectangles!

of course you can change the measurements of those too!

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Last is the custom glide and I get kind of like a tumbler shape that I can adjust

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here’s an uneven tumbler

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Out of all of these layouts, I probably use the tumbler/trapezoid and the hexagons the most!

I’ve done tutorials on both of these Smile

try out the different one patch designs and let me know which one is your favorite!??

2 comments:

cucki said...

Happy quilting x

Manuela said...

Thanks for sharing.
I love Hexagons and I like the Cobblestone.