EQ8 & Accuquilt

Add-on EQ8 Block Library files for Accuquilt GO!

Add-on EQ8 block library files for the GO! Qube and Block on Board (BOB) dies to use with the Accuquilt GO! Cutting system.  These digital electronic files are block libraries that may be added to Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) Quilt Design Software to be used to design quilts including adding fabrics and coloring that can be easily cut with the GO Die Cutting Systems.

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How to Copy and Paste EQ8 Block Library file Video for Windows and MAC

Troubleshooting and FAQ

 

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  • EQ8 Block Library: Accuquilt GO! QUBE Five Patch Fun

EQ8 Block Library: Accuquilt Block on Board (BOB): Set 2

Another set of 20 popular BOB (Block on Board) block designs BOB Set 2.  BOB die blocks enable you to create an entire block with one die board.  Every piece needed for the block is on the design board. Now you can design quilts for your BOB’s with this Add-on Block library for EQ8.  Blocks sizes are unique to the actual BOB and are provided in those sizes.  More sets to come. Detailed information provided HERE

EQ8 Block Library: Accuquilt Block on Board (BOB): Set 1

This product contains 20 of the most popular BOB (Block on Board) block designs.  BOB die blocks enable you to create an entire block with one die board.  Every piece needed for the block is on the design board. Now you can design quilts for your BOB’s with this Add-on Block library for EQ8.  Blocks sizes are unique to the actual BOB and are provided in those sizes.  Detailed information provided HERE

EQ8 Block Library: Accuquilt Go Qube Mix & Match, Corners and Angles 216 Blocks

This product contains all 216 of the original four patch block designs provided in the GO! Qube System Brochure. It is available in the 6″, 8″, 9″, 10″, and 12″ Qube sizes. Detailed information provided HERE

EQ8 Block Library: Accuquilt Go Qube Nine Patch Party 60 Blocks

This product contains 60 Nine Patch Designs using the GO! Qube Mix & Match System. From beginner to challenging, traditional to creative, there is sure to be a block for you to make with your base mix & match AccuquiltGO! Qube. It is available in the 6″, 8″, 9″, 10″, and 12″ Qube sizes. Detailed information provided HERE

 

How to copy and paste your EQ8 Block Library File for Accuquilt

Please note:  If your video looks blurry, try clicking on the HD button at the bottom of the screen on the video to add some clarity.  There is also a button there to make it display full screen.

Here is a video example for Windows PC showing how to copy and paste your files.

Here is a video example for MAC Computer showing how to copy and paste your files.

Troubleshooting and FAQ

If you don’t find an answer to your question below, please feel free to email me at LoriMillerDesignsHELP at Gmail.com.

Be sure to print the Block Library Instructions PDF file for lots of great information on your EQ8 Accuquilt Block Library file.

When I click on the block library file (*.blk), I get an error message or it looks for a program to open it.  What is wrong?

The block library file (*.blk) is a data file and will not open anything if you double click it.  The error message is valid.  You need to copy and paste the file DIRECTLY under the MY EQ8 > User Favorites folder.  Once it is in place, you can open EQ8 and look for it in your block library under MY FAVORITE BLOCKS.

I have more than one size of Accuquilt GO! Qube, do I need to purchase all of the sizes?

It is not necessary to purchase more than one size of Qube because you can change the block size in the EQ8 software and it will scale properly as long as you match the block size to the Qube size.  You can certainly purchase them if you like but it is not necessary.

I can’t find MY EQ8 folder on my computer.  Can I just create one?

No, you cannot just create a folder.  The MY EQ8 folder is created when you install your EQ8 quilt design software.  The block library file has to be copied into the User Favorites folder under MY EQ8 or the software will not be able to read it.  Try searching for MY EQ8 in your file explorer or mac libraries.  

My *.blk file is in a folder under MY EQ8 > User Favorites and I can’t see any blocks.   What is wrong?

The *.blk file must be DIRECTLY in the User Favorites folder for EQ8 to be able to read it.  It cannot be in any other folder.

I purchased the 216 block EQ8 block library file, how do I know which Qube shapes to use for the blocks?

You can find the Qube shapes required for each block in the Accuquilt GO! Qube Brochure.  Since this was already available, I did not recreate it.  You can find an online copy of the brochure at Accuquilt with THIS LINK

I purchased your block library files from your Etsy Shop, how do I download the files?

Etsy manages the download process for the files.  You will need to download the files on a Computer as the files sometimes don’t appear on a mobile device.  Etsy provides information on downloading digital files HERE or on your own Etsy Page, Go to YOU on the top right of the page.  In the drop down menu, select Purchases and Reviews, scroll to your purchase.  On the right side of your purchase, you should see a black button that says Download files.

I can’t find where to copy the block libraries in EQ8.  Where does the library file go?

You need to copy and paste the EQ8 Block library file OUTSIDE of EQ8.  So you are using your file manager from your computer or mac to copy and paste the file.  Once you copy the file into the proper location under the MY EQ8/USER FAVORITES folder, THEN you open EQ8 to find the new block library.  It may be helpful watch one of the videos above to get familiar with the process described in the instructions.

I have a MAC, where do I place my blk file?

Navigate on your computer to your My EQ8 > User Favorites You will find this directory by clicking GO > Home on the top menu.  Please note: The My EQ8 folder gets created in the HOME folder on MACs during installation. (In the past, the My EQ8 folder was created in the documents folder, you may still find remnants or a My EQ8 folder there, DO NOT use that one.)

The Log Cabin 12 block from the BOB Set 1 doesn’t match my Accuquilt die, is this right?

NO, you are absolutely right.  If you purchased the Accuquilt BOB Set 1 EQ8 Library file before February 12, 2021, there is a correction.  The Log Cabin 12 block center is too large.  For an updated block, go to my Corrections and Errata page HERE.