Block Drawing Basics

With Lori Miller


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Class Overview

This half-day class will provide you with the fundamental skills to draw both pieced and applique blocks in EQ8. You’ll draw blocks from scratch, as well as learn to edit existing blocks from the library.

The EasyDraw portion of the class will focus on grid-based blocks and how to set up the worktable and snap settings for successful drawing. PolyDraw will cover the basics of the CAD-drawing style and making the most of the specialized grids.

The Applique portion will concentrate on using the Shapes tool to draw pre-defined shapes to create fun and unique applique designs.

A more in-depth block drawing class is also being offered by a different teacher on a different day. It is not recommended that you enroll in both classes as there will be repeated content.

Course Topics

  • Learn how to find the block’s grid
  • Set up block dimensions and snaps based on the grid
  • Learn which drawing style (EasyDraw or PolyDraw) is appropriate for the pieced block you want to create
  • Edit blocks from the library
  • Determine appropriate sizes for blocks to make them easier to sew
  • Block vs. Motif for applique designs
  • Print patterns for the blocks

Who Should Take this Course

  • Students with basic EQ8 knowledge
  • Students looking for block-drawing skills and tricks for creating unique designs beyond what’s included in the Block Library

Course Includes

  • Handouts covering lesson material
  • Classroom assistance from EQ staff

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