Fall2018 - Drawing Foundation-Pieced Blocks in EQ8


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Class Overview

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 2018 EQ Academy and will cover the same material.

Course Topics

  • 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.

Course Includes

  • 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.

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