latest addition for Foundation Piecing
& first Windows Program
bang for your buck? Then try out Sew Precise and get more patterns than
you would in a book (over a 1,000) and you don't even have to draw them,
just print them out! PLUS the real bonus, like a book, this CD includes
construction techniques, pictures and more!
SEW PRECISE! is the latest Electric Quilt Company release and
the companies first product for Windows 95 or Greater (Windows 98 is
coming soon, you know). SEW PRECISE! is a Block Library Program
only (no drawing tools) that is geared to foundation pieced blocks and
printouts. It includes the option to open your favorite Internet browser
directly from SEW PRECISE!. When the programs open you find a
Split window with Files listed on one side and the Pictures of the selected
library blocks on the other. There are 1108 blocks. Some are old friends
(traditional favorites) from EQ reworked to include numbering &
new coloring. The rest are new to EQ users and there are even some new
original designs (never seen before).
The Print Screen addresses choices needed for printing a foundation
block like Mirror for iron on, Prints grayscale for color coding, Print
Dashed Lines, Print Numbers, Select number of copies to print, and includes
choice to print as many as fit to a page, and prints across multiple
pages for larger blocks.
One of the most often questions I get is, "Does the program tell
me how to make the block?" Well folks, Sewing Help has arrived
in Software! Sew Precise has Help Sewing Files that include hints and
tips for sewing and construction of a large range of styles of paper
piecing including regular block, multiple unit block, and curved block
piecing. The graphics include color photographs of actual block construction
which are very descriptive.
For more information on Operations, Menu and Toolbars, Draw Tools,
Learning, Blocks, System requirements and how to order, click
Info-EQ Mail List Archives and How to Use Them
- Penny McMorris has written a tutorial on how to search the Info-EQ
Archives. Go to the EQ
Website Lesson 16 and scroll down the page.
- Editors Note: If you do not have time to belong to the Info-EQ
Mail list because of the daily backlog of mail, consider occasionally
subscribing to the Info
EQ Mail List http://planetpatchwork.com/info-eq.htm
and browse the archives for a day or two, then unsubscribe. You will
be amazed by the quality information and the questions that have been
answered often several times and in more than one. This type of research
is always helpful when trying to figure out something because it looks
at the question from many different angles. To go directly to the
If you run Win 95 here's a quick way to change
the name of a project file, another Tip by Penny McMorris given over
the Info-EQ list (another reason to join the list is the very active
support of Electric Quilt Owner Penny McMorris!)
1. From the Win 95 Start button choose Programs - Windows Explorer.
2. Find the EQ3 Project subdirectory. Normally this means double-clicking
on C:, then on EQ3, then on PRJ.
3. Click on the project you want to rename. This will highlight it.
4. Choose Rename from the FILE menu. A typing box will form around the
5. Type the new name. Use up to 8 letters for the file name. Add the
suffix .PRJ behind the project name.
6. Press the Enter key.