To select the type of measurement you want EQ to use for all calculations when designing and printing, use the Preferences dialog.

  1. Choose Preferences from the File main menu.
  2. Click on the Measurement tab.
  3. Click to place a check mark in the box next to the type of measurement you would like.


EQ8 does not calculate conversions if this option is changed after you have designed a quilt. In other words, if you set the block size for 10 inches and then switched to centimeters, the quilt will become 10 centimeters. If you wanted the quilt to be the same physical size, you would need to enter the equivalent, in this case 25 centimeters, into the layout tab for the block size. It is recommended that you select the type of measurement you want before you begin your project.