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Electric Quilt 8 Starter Package



Minimum System Requirements

EQ8 requires Windows or Mac operating systems, as listed below:
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1; macOS Catalina (10.15), Mojave (10.14), High Sierra (10.13), Sierra (10.12), El Capitan (10.11), Yosemite (10.10);

DISCLAIMER: EQ8 will not run on Chromebooks or any devices running Android or iOS.

If you want to run EQ8 on BOTH platforms, you must purchase the EQ8 Migration Kit to get the installation files for the second platform.

Internet Access Required

Internet access required for downloading, activating, periodic validation and accessing the support materials. You can be disconnected from the internet for general use of the software.


Unlimited installations. Two (2) computers may be simultaneously active. Activations can be easily transferred between computers.

Space Requirements

850 MB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation.

Recommended Resolution

Screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 or greater. (A Minimum of 1024 x 768 is required).

Electric Quilt 8 Starter Package



We have partnered with Electric Quilt to offer an unbeatable package for new EQ8 users: You will receive a box in the mail with the software download license, one free educational book on how to use EQ8, plus a coupon for 30% off the Dear Jane Add-On! Additionally, you will receive free, ongoing support from the EQ staff as you install the software and get rolling—and we have personally compiled a helpful list of online tutorials and resources that we will share with you via email after purchase.

  • Design quilts at any size
  • Scan and import fabric
  • Design blocks of any size or style
  • Calculate yardage
  • Print your blocks
  • Export images
  • Use color-coded foundation patterns
  • Design and print your own quilt labels
  • …and lots more!

Electric Quilt is the industry’s go-to computer software for quilt designing. From professionals to the everyday quilter, it has all the right tools for every designer. EQ8, the latest version of the software, is now faster and easier! You can design your quilt more efficiently with the new time-saving features and updated user interface so that you can start sewing right away. The friendly new look introduces large interface elements, creating the most intuitive version yet. 

EQ8 lets you see your finished quilt before you start sewing! You can choose any layout style—whether it is traditional, modern, or a completely custom design—using the 6,700+ blocks from the library or by drawing your own. (EQ8 has full drawing capabilities for pieced and appliqué blocks.) You can also add fabrics to make your quilt really come to life! Use the scaling, straightening, and cropping tools to make sure your fabric looks as lifelike as possible, or use any of the 6,000+ fabrics built right into the library. When you are ready to sew, print the block templates, rotary cutting charts, or foundation paper piecing patterns in any size you need. And get yardage estimates based on fabric width or fat quarters—EQ does all the math for you. Turn your virtual quilt into a cherished treasure with EQ!

ABOUT EQ8 Lessons for Beginners (FREE BOOK!)

This step-by-step lesson book is the best starter book for learning EQ8 software. The lessons are easy to follow and cover the basics of each of the three main worktables of EQ8. You will design quilts, draw blocks, import fabric scans, print templates, rotary cutting charts, and foundation paper piecing patterns, and calculate yardage estimates.

Even if you’ve owned earlier versions of EQ, this book will introduce new features, while refreshing and energizing your approach to quilt design.

This 128-page fully illustrated color book has a convenient spiral binding that allows pages to rotate 360 degrees and lie flat.

ABOUT DEAR JANE (bonus 30% off coupon included!)

This special bundle also includes a 30% off coupon for the Dear Jane add-on. Inspired by Brenda Manges Papadakis’ Dear Jane book, this add-on for EQ8 gives you all 225 blocks and the full quilt layout designed by Jane A. Stickle during the American Civil War. In EQ8, you can print templates, foundation patterns, and rotary cutting charts for the blocks at any size you need. Play around with the quilt layout, add your own fabrics, and make your own Dear Jane quilt!



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