Drawing Foundation Pieced Blocks in EQ8
An intermediate student has used EQ8 software enough where he/she has a good grasp of the basic tools, knows how to navigate among the worktables, and understands how to add items to and retrieve items from the Project Sketchbook and libraries. Students should know how to navigate to their My EQ8 folder and their Downloads folder on their computers.
Draw your own foundation-pieced (aka paper-pieced) designs in EQ8! Using EasyDraw tools, you’ll learn to draw a foundation-pieced block using a photograph as inspiration. The beauty of foundation piecing is that you don’t have to be concerned with creating patches that can be cut with a rotary cutter and ruler, so you can draw detailed blocks with irregular-shaped pieces.
In this half-day class, you’ll learn to section off a photo into sew-able foundation units. Then add detail to each section to create a precise foundation pattern. You’ll understand when to use the different snap settings and how to manipulate the drawing with the Edit tool. Then you’ll create a sew-able pattern by sectioning and numbering the block before printing.
Note: This class was offered at the Spring and Fall 2018 EQ Academy workshops and will cover the same material.
- Setting up the EasyDraw worktable for drawing success.
- Using the snap settings during different stages of block drawing.
- Pick tool vs. Edit tool when editing a drawing.
- Using the Image Worktable to edit photos for tracing.
- Sectioning and Numbering the pattern before printing.
Who Should Take this Course
- Intermediate-level students with experience drawing blocks in EQ8.
- Students who want to create and design foundation-pieced blocks and quilts along-side other like-minded students in a creative, sharing and collaborative environment.
- Small class size for optimal learning experience. 16 maximum students per class.
- Handouts for all the designs created in class.
- Classroom assistance from EQ staff.