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Luvsquilting



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Location : Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
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PostSubject: To EQ or Not to EQ   Fri May 28, 2010 9:43 pm

I've read a little about EQ and really think I'd like it.

Any suggestions? EQ5 or EQ6?

I know there are upgrades, but what do you really need.

How did you start out i.e. did you get EQ5 and then upgrade.

Do you need 5 in order to use 6, meaning is 6 a downloadable upgrade or what?

Also, anything bad or things you didn't like?

Are there any other design software programs anyone has used.
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BearFoot



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Location : Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: To EQ or Not to EQ   Fri May 28, 2010 9:56 pm

If I were just starting out with EQ, I would buy the new version coming out in June. If you hurry and preorder you can get a great deal on the EQ7. I would have to go look on CTTQ to find the link for the best price, but it was about $120 for the FULL version IF you preorder. If you wait till June the price will go up by quite abit. You can preorder from EQ website for $142 now or $189 later.
If you had the other versions then there is an upgrade, but if you don't already have a previous version, then just go for the EQ7
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Luvsquilting



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PostSubject: Re: To EQ or Not to EQ   Sat May 29, 2010 4:32 am

About how much is the upgrade?

The only reason ask is that I have a gift card for Amazon and I can get EQ6 and use the $50 gift card.
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: To EQ or Not to EQ   Sat May 29, 2010 7:15 am

I ordered from here for $119.95 and $10 freight.... sewflakes@inbox.com
I think an update on EQ6 was $49.95

I am with Barb, I would get the EQ7 ... you can do more with it especially with photos and its suppose to be easy to learn... This is a first for me..I've never owned any of the others...

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Golo

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Linda 2B



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Age : 58
Location : Greenville South Carolina
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: To EQ or Not to EQ   Sat May 29, 2010 8:54 am

Well I finally did it! I bought EQ7.
Barbara I hope you're giving lessons! Cheesy
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Calico_Chris



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Location : Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
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PostSubject: Re: To EQ or Not to EQ   Sat May 29, 2010 2:30 pm

Congrats Linda! Are you new to EQ? What I did when I first got mine is to sit down and go through the lessons from the beginning. I think thats the best way to learn. I must admit that I never finished the lessons though...I really should get back into it.
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Paws to quilt
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PostSubject: Re: To EQ or Not to EQ   Sat May 29, 2010 4:14 pm

Linda, I think you will really like it clap .
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Linda 2B



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PostSubject: Re: To EQ or Not to EQ   Sat May 29, 2010 8:17 pm

CC, Yes I'm new to EQ7. I'm excited to see what all it can do!
Doing all the lessons is a good idea.
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BearFoot



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Location : Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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PostSubject: Re: To EQ or Not to EQ   Sat May 29, 2010 11:34 pm

Like any software the more you use it the easier it gets. Going thru the book that comes with it with be a good first step, but EQ has good tutorials too. And then if that isn't enough, Quilt University has some exceptional lessons (and I'm sure they will have the EQ7 lessons soon). I am always happy to help too. I don't mind showing you how to do some things too. One of best resources is the EQ website...they have some lessons and a forum for asking questions, plus downloading fabric for use with the software. It's all good!
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