Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) Quilt Design Software
The Electric Quilt Company
Design a completely unique quilt using a library of over 6000+ blocks with the Electric Quilt 8 Quilt Design Software. In EQ8, you can:
- Design quilts at any size Start with a layout from the library, or choose a pre-designed Quick Quilt project for instant inspiration. For complete control, design your layout from scratch!
- Draw block patterns of all sizes and styles EQ8 has full drawing capabilities to create any kind of block. Draft your block from scratch, use the built-in grids or import a photo or sketch to trace. The Block Library is full of over 6,000 pre-drawn designs ready for you to use in your quilt designs. Use these blocks as they are, or edit them to add your own touch.
- Scan and import fabric Scan your fabric or take a picture of it, then import the image into EQ8. Use the scaling, straightening and cropping tools to make sure your fabric looks as accurate as possible. You can also add fabrics from the web! The EQ8 Fabric Library comes pre-loaded with 6,200 fabrics from top manufacturers!
- Calculate yardage Get yardage estimates for your quilt, including borders! You choose the appropriate fabric width to get the most accurate requirements. Using fat quarters? No problem! If you make changes to your quilt, your yardage automatically updates.
- Print patterns Print patterns for the blocks in your quilt. EQ8 uses the sizes you defined for the blocks and adds the seam allowance, where necessary. Choose to print templates, foundation patterns, rotary cutting charts and pictures of your blocks and quilts.
- Export images Are you submitting your quilt design to a magazine? EQ8 exports high-resolution images perfect for print publications. Export web images to post on your blog, website or on social media. Link your Facebook account to EQ8 so you can easily share images of your designs with your friends and followers.
- Minimum System Requirements: EQ8 will not run on Chromebooks or any devices running Android or iOS. EQ8 requires Windows or Mac operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1; macOS Catalina (10.15), Mojave (10.14), High Sierra (10.13), Sierra (10.12), El Capitan (10.11), Yosemite (10.10)
- Internet Access Required: Internet access required for downloading, activating, periodic validation and accessing the support materials.
- Activation: Unlimited installations. Two (2) computers may be simultaneously active. Activations can be easily transferred between computers.
- Space Requirements: 850 MB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation.
- Recommended Resolution: Screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 or greater. A Minimum of 1024 x 768 is required.