1. Go to the fabric manufacturer’s website (see the list below), find a fabric line you want to use.
  2. Click the button to download the ZIP file of JPG images. (All websites are different – see below.)
  3. If given the option, choose to Save the file. The file will save into your Downloads folder.
  4. Open File Explorer (Window) or Finder (Mac) and navigate to the Downloads folder.
  5. Windows only: Extract the files by double-clicking on the ZIP file, click Extract, then Extract All. Let the folder extract the files into the Downloads folder. Click OK (or Extract).
    Extract
  6. If the folder does not automatically open, open the folder to view all of the JPG files.
  7. Select all the files by pressing CTRL+A (or Command+A on a Mac) or select individual files by using CTRL+click (or Command+click on a Mac) on the files you want.
  8. Copy the files. Right-click and choose Copy, or simply use CTRL+C (Command+C).
  9. Navigate to your My EQ8 folder. In Images, create a new folder and name it the name of the fabric line. For example, “Northcott Sleepy Sloth”. The directory will be My EQ8 > Images > {Folder name}.
  10. Paste the files into this folder. Right-click and choose Paste, or simply use CTRL+V (Command+V).
  11. Now you’re ready to import the fabrics.

Following is a list of manufacturers that provide ZIP files of fabic images. Where it says XXX, type the fabric line name for the folder. For example, Northcott XXX would be Northcott Sleepy Sloth.

Andover

ZIP file containing JPG files

  1. Andoverfabrics.com > Collections > {choose fabric line} > Quilts and Downloads tab > Download button
  2. Extract the ZIP file
  3. Copy the JPG files and Paste them into My EQ8 > Images > {Andover XXX folder}
  4. Import into EQ8

Art Gallery Fabrics

ZIP file containing JPG files

  1. Artgalleryfabrics.com > Get Inspired >  Fabrics > Cotton > {choose fabric line} > Download JPG Swatches (at the top)
  2. Extract the ZIP file
  3. Copy the JPG files and Paste them into My EQ8 > Images > {Art Gallery XXX folder}
  4. Import into EQ8

Moda

ZIP file containing JPG files

  1. UnitedNotions.com > Downloads button (at bottom of page) > Blue scissors
  2. Extract the ZIP file
  3. Copy the JPG files and Paste them into My EQ8 > Images > {Moda XXX folder}
  4. Import into EQ8

Northcott

ZIP file containing JPG files

  1. Northcott.net > Products > {choose fabric line} > Download fabrics for EQ button
  2. Extract the ZIP file
  3. Copy the JPG files and Paste them into My EQ8 > Images > {Northcott XXX folder}
  4. Import into EQ8

Connecting Threads

ZIP file containing FAB file (note these are not JPGs)

  1. ConnectingThreads.com > Fabric > {choose a fabric line} > Downloads > Electric Quilt download
  2. Extract the ZIP file
  3. Put the .FAB file into Add-on Libraries > {New Folder}. Name the folder the manufacturer’s name (Connecting Threads)
  4. Open EQ8 > Fabric Library to use the fabrics

 

For manufacturers not listed above, you can often still right-click on a fabric swatch and from the pop-up menu click Save Image As.
SaveImageAs

You can save it to your My EQ8 > Images folder, then Import it into EQ8 (https://support.electricquilt.com/articles/scanning-and-importing-fabric/).