I am very excited to introduce a new product in my shop. Most of you know that I am an EQ8 Superfan. I design my quilts in EQ8, I teach EQ8, and I use EQ8 to create my original patterns. This past year I finally jumped on the Accuquilt bandwagon and became an Accuquilt GO! Getter. I love how quickly I can cut out a quilt and have a project all ready to sew.
I received an 8″ GO Qube with my Accuquilt GO! Cutter. I really wanted to design with the Accuquilt 8″ blocks in EQ8, but there was not a library file of the blocks to be found, so I decided to create them. I got approvals from both companies and created a downloadable file containing all of those Accuquilt blocks drawn in EQ8. Now they are available in my shop.
The blocks provided by Accuquilt to use with the GO! Qube are all Four patch blocks. These blocks are based upon a 2 X 2 grid, the most popular style of quilt block.
Accuquilt provides 216 Block designs with their popular GO! Qube die sets
- For the base GO! Qube Mix and Match die set, there are 72 blocks.
- For the add on Companion CORNERS set, combined with the Mix and Match die set, there are 72 blocks.
- For the add on Conpanion ANGLES set, combined with the Mix and Match die set and the Companion Corners set, there are 72 blocks.
For my product launch, I am offering EQ8 Library files with a set of blocks that match them. They contain the GO! Qube Mix and Match set, the Add On Companion Corners set, and the Add on Companion Angles set for a combined total of 216 blocks.
These EQ8 Block Library files are downloadable digital files that are designed to work with your EQ8 Quilt Design Software. They are only compatible with EQ8.
Required: A running copy of EQ8 Quilt Design Software.
It is a downloadable digital file that you will place into your personal block library. Once you place the block file in your library, you will be able to use it immediately to draw and design quilts. I have included all of the instructions to add the files to your EQ8. You will receive the EQ8 Block library, a block reference guide and an instruction document. The blocks are all labeled and colored similarly to the blocks provided by Accuquilt so they are easy to match up.
The files currently come in five sizes, 6″, 8″, 9″, 10″ and 12″ sizes. They are color coordinated by size in the shop so you can find the size you need.
Please note: If you have more than one size of Qube, you only need one size of library. Once you have the EQ8 Library for Accuquilt installed into EQ8, you can easily resize to your other size Qubes as it will scale properly. You can certainly purchase other sizes for convenience, but it is not necessary.
Once you have designed your quilt, you can use your Accuquilt GO! Cutter to make it. I have also included tips and suggestions for determining what dies to use and how to determine fabric requirements.
I hope you enjoy these files as you create your Four Patch 2 X 2 grid design quilts.
You can purchase these downloadable files in my shop HERE!
I appreciate your feedback and suggestions on this product.