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This week's suggestions are two wonderful computer programs tailor made for quilters; one to plan and design your quilts and one to catalogue them. The first is EQ7, a computer program which enables to you design your own quilts, design blocks and print your own quilt patterns.
Or you can use quilts and blocks in the program's database and then add in fabric swatches from EQ7's library, from fabric companies' websites or scanned from your own fabrics to see how a quilt would look made up in the fabrics of your choice.
Although designed for Windows, I understand that there is a Yahoo group for EQ7 Mac users who run EQ7 on their Macs using Windows and Parallels. Check this out before buying the program if you are a Mac user.
There are giveaways for both of these programs at this end of this post but, in the meantime, if you would like to invest in a copy of Quilt Album, the makers have given me a discount code to give you a $5 discount on the program. Just click through using the button below and use the code shown in the button to obtain the $5 discount.
And, in case you friends and relatives are not taking the hints in these Christmas Gifts posts, there is a copy of each of these programs up for grabs this week and three chances to win one of them:
1. Leave a comment to say you are a follower.
2. Leave a comment to say you spread the word (twitter, facebook, blog etc.)
3. Leave a comment telling me what your favourite sewing notion is.
Winners will be picked this time next week (2 November) so tune back in to see if you were one of the lucky ones.