Both the Basic and Deluxe Versions have the ability to create No-Sew Templates and Repeatable Swatches. However, the Deluxe Version also has the ability to “Create Your Own” Designs. In addition, it contains many additional Templates, Background Patterns and Repeatable Swatches (see differences on Home Page).
Currently there is no upgrade from easyFab Basic to easyFab Deluxe.
We have added a series of optional libraries that can be purchased for both the Basic and Deluxe versions of our software. They are $19.95 each, and are available for purchase through our Shop on our site.
They range from Photo Blocks to new Fabric Collections to Family Gatherings and much more!
Make sure you purchase the libraries for easyFab Design Software.
For installing optional libraries see comments under Installation.
You can import .jpg, .png and .bmp files.
There is no limit as to the size for importing your photo.
The higher the better, but we recommend at least 150 DPI.
These are pretreated fabrics, backed with removable wax paper, that are designed to hold the ink from inkjet printers (not laser printers). Many different products are available on the market, and the qualities vary widely. We choose to carry only Threads Inkjet Printable Fabrics.
Each company that manufactures this product has their own formula, and we believe that Threads is the best. They have many different types of fabrics, they are washable, the colors are very vivid, they are set once they dry, and we really love the hand of the fabrics. We carry them in both sheets and rolls in our Shop, so check it out.
You will be printing your finished projects onto your Inkjet Printable Fabric Sheets or Rolls, then use them in your projects.
Installation of Software
You will be prompted to register your software during the checkout process. You can also go to My Account to register.
You will not be able to proceed with the download of the software unless you have registered it. It will also enable us to contact you if there are any updates to the software.
You will have three ways to receive your License Key for the software:
First at the end of the checkout process your Download Link and License Key will be available to you if you are ready to install the software right away.
Second, once your order is complete you will receive three separate emails, the last of which will contain the License Key and the Download Link for the software.
And finally you will always be able to go to My Account and under Downloads retrieve your Download Link and License Key.
In the third email you receive, just below the License Key, will be the option for either Windows Operating System or Mac Operating System. Select only one.
Please go to Contact Us and fill out a request to have the emails resent. But first check your spam mail to see if they were sent there.
The software can only be installed on one computer.
Go to Contact Us on our website to inform us, and we will respond as quickly as possible.
Most of the time your software will automatically appear in your Download Folder on your computer. Once the Download is complete, select the file (win_easyfab_Deluxe or Basic) click on it and the installation process will start.
If you have an Anti-Virus Program running you might need to shut it off during this process. Sometimes they will ask you if you want to install a program from an unknown source? Reply yes.
Continue with the installation process by allowing default answers to all questions asked. At the end of the installation you will be asked to enter the License Key. The best way to do so is by copying and pasting the key from the email letter.
1) Download software to your computer.
2) Unzip file on your desktop
3) Double click on easyFab.dmg
4) Terms and Conditions will appear, and you will need to click on the accept button
5) On your main screen an easyFab icon will appear
6) Drag easyFab.dmg icon into the application folder
7) Go to application folder and find easyFab icon
8) Right click on easyFab.app and then click on open
9) It will show you a security message most times (you will need to follow instructions on how to allow a non-apple software to be installed)
10) Once that is complete, reopen the easyFab.app continue by entering the License Key to finish the software installation.
We have prepared a detailed PDF for you to printout and follow with screen shots for installing easyFab Design Studio for both Deluxe & Basic Version. The screen shots you see are from Windows 7 so if you are installing on Windows 10 they might differ slightly. Installation Instructions for Windows
easyFab Design Studio is a closed program, therefore all additional graphics and templates will resign outside of the program.
The best place to download your new libraries is to your desktop. I recommend that your setup a folder and place all your libraries in one place for easy access.
To access your new library files use the “Browse” button at the end of each section inside the program. An example if you want to access a “Tree Template” which you have placed in a folder use the “Browse” button in the Template area to bring it in. If you are Designing a Template and you want to access one of the new fabric designs, you the “Browse” button to auto fill the design.
Our Quilting Block Templates enable you to easily print your photos, fabric, and block all at once! The fabric designs included in easyFab repeat directly into selected areas on the block. Once you print it on Inkjet Printable Fabric Sheets, all you need to do is stitch in the ditch to make it look like its pieced!
Yes you can use any of the Quilt Block Templates from Fabric Studio if you own it.
To import a Fabric Studio template, first click on “Start New Project” then select option “Template”. At the bottom of your Template list, click on the “Browse” button and search for the Template on your computer that you wish to import.
In order to place your photos into your templates, you will need to remove any color (including white) down to the pixels. Use the “Magic Wand Tool” to do this.
If you are working on a quilt block that has multiple photos, it is best to edit and crop your photos before importing them into the software, if possible.
Yes, you are able to use both on any of the templates.
You are always able to fill an area in with either color or pattern if you don’t want to use a photo in that place.
You can always select another area on a Template to place your photo as long as it is completely surrounded by a solid line, and you remove the color from the area using the Magic Wand. You can then use the “Manage Layers” function to place the photo behind the template so that it fits seamlessly.
The photo will just sit on top of the Template and not be able to be cropped.
When you save your Template, you will be given the option to change its size and resolution. Be careful not to enlarge your Template to much because you might start seeing pixilation of your photograph.
In order to have your Template register a different size:
First save your resized Template in a folder on your computer
Use the “Browse” button to bring the resized Template back into
Make sure your resized Template matches your desired results
listed across the top of the work space
If they match you are ready to print your project
If you are using a custom size adjust printer settings
You can use different photos in each placeholder in the Swatch.
As present, you are not able to change the coloration of the Swatches.
The difference between the two types of designs becomes important when you have yardage printed. A single photo design has options for half drops, half bricks, mirror imaging and straight repeats. All other designs are printed as straight repeatable designs.
Yes, you can repeat a single photo design, but it will not have “movement” like other designs available in the software.
I recommend Spoonflower and Fabric on Demand, but if you do your own research you may other excellent options for printing yardage.
Our file type is .png which is accepted by almost all online printers.
Our graphics are 300 dpi, and the online printers will only accept 150 dpi. You need to change the resolution from 300 dpi to 150 dpi when you save your design with the software.
Design Your Own
You final Swatch size is 3” by 3”.
Yes, you can use either for your design background.
You are not limited on the number of designs, but try not to overcrowd the Swatch.
Once your initial design is done and the software creates a seamless Swatch, you will be given the opportunity to insert a photo and add text to your design.
You will need to remove the color with the “Magic Wand” tool before adding a photo. However, it can be very difficult to do this on some designs, depending on how the graphic is created.
Once the software creates the Swatch, you will have the option to “Create Your Design”. At that point, it can be printed.