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In Electric Quilt 8, you can...

Design quilts

Start with a layout from the library, or choose a pre designed Quick Quilt project for instant inspiration. For complete control, design your layout from scratch! Choose any layout style - from traditional, to modern, to a completely custom design. 
Adjust your layout settings to make your quilt exactly as you like.

Create custom designed layouts and borders too!

NEW: Quick Quilt T-shirt project and more!

Draw block patterns

EQ8 has full drawing capabilities to create any kind of block. Draft your block from scratch, use the built-in grids or import a photo or sketch to trace.

The Block Library is full of over 6,700 pre drawn designs ready for you to use in your quilt designs. Use these blocks as they are, or edit them to add your own touch. Use existing blocks to create completely new ones with the Serendipity feature!

NEW: Applique shape persist!

Scan and import fabric

Scan your fabric or take a picture of it, then import the image into EQ8. 
Use the scaling, straightening and cropping tools to make sure your fabric looks as accurate as possible.

You can also add fabrics from the web! Download fabric images from a web site, then import into EQ8.

The EQ8 Fabric Library comes pre loaded with 6,200 fabrics from top manufacturers!

NEW: Fabric scaling and straightening tools!

Calculate yardage

Get yardage estimates for your quilt, including borders! You choose the appropriate fabric width to get the most accurate requirements. Using fat quarters? No problem! If you make changes to your quilt, your yardage automatically updates. No math involved! Printouts include the fabric name and SKU.

NEW: Print fat quarter estimates!

Print patterns

Print patterns for the blocks in your quilt. EQ uses the sizes you 
defined for the blocks and adds the seam allowance, where necessary. 
Choose to print templates, foundation patterns, rotary cutting charts and pictures of your blocks and quilts.

NEW: Print foundation patterns in colour!

Export images

Are you submitting your quilt design to a magazine? 
EQ8 exports high resolution images perfect for print publications.

Export web images to post on your blog, web site or on social media. 
Link your Facebook account to EQ8 so you can easily share images of your designs with your friends and followers.

NEW: Share quilt designs to Facebook!

For PC's with Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 and upwards

Apple Mac computers running OS10.13- High Sierra and Upwards - with Intel or M series processors

Price: Inc. UK  VAT @ 20%

FULL Version - £219.95
Upgrade available for Version 7 owners ONLY - £92.95

Version 5 & Version 6 owners
As there is no direct upgrade path for either of these versions to EQ8
you should contact Rio designs by e-mail ( for a special offer on the FULL version price

Page amended March 5th 2023 by The Man from Rio
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