EQ 7 tutorial Bargello quilt setup

Bargello tutorial for EQ7 users:

Open EQ7

Click worktable> work on quilt

Click quilt> new quilt>vertical strip quilt

At the bottom of your screen, click on the layout tab.

To the right you will have an options box

Click the delete tab until you have only one strip

Click on the drop down menu for strip style and size

Click on pieced blocks

At this point we are going to change your settings in EQ7 so that you can

make the bargello to the size you want. None of these setting changes will affect

other quilts that you design so you can just leave them.

Click on quilt>quilt worktable options

In the pop up window, click on all styles under the layout options.

Change the maximum number of blocks horizontally and vertically; to the maximum of 100

Next under layout options, click on strip quilt

In the pop up window, change Bothe the number of strips (100) and width of strips (50)

to their maximum settings.

Click the close button when finished.

Put your thinker cap on now and decide how long you want your quilt to be.

In the vertical strip quilt window under Strip Style and Size, you will see two slider bars one for width and one for length. Play a little here: move the slider bars so that you can see what they do to your quilt. In this layout, the length will adjust the quilt length. This will change if you add borders so take that into consideration when you are thinking of your quilt size. For this exersize, I am going to set my length at 68 and my width at 2.00.

The next thing you need to decide is how many blocks you want running in your strip I choose 20 for this quilt.

Now the fun begins; Click in the box by clone the selected strip. Click on the add button or use the arrows to enter the number of strips that you desire. Don’t worry about getting it right the first time, because you can always go back and change it. I am going to put mine at 40.

To get the effect of a simple bargello, you need to adjust each strips width. So click on a strip, and adjust the width to what you want it to be. Going from .5 to 3 inches in quarter inch increments, and back down again will give you the wave look. You just have to play until you get the look you want.

Even after you color the blocks, you can alwayss change the width of the strips.

Click the layer 1 tab and begin to color your blocks.

If you have any questions, you can use the comments box

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