Sheila Williams
Computer Quilting Software Consultant
Temecula, CA
Phone/Fax: (909) 302-9864
http://www.SheilaWilliams.com
E-mail: support@SheilaWilliams.com

INSTALLING AND READING "STASH" FABRICS FROM YOUR HARD DRIVE

updated: 02/25/2002

PLEASE print and read these instructions before you make any changes.

WARNING: This is not a recommended procedure as it takes up a lot of hard drive space on your computer. In addition, with each new version of "STASH" you must repeat this procedure.

If after reading this warning you have decided to continue, make sure you print these instructions out and read them carefully before you start.

Before you start this process make sure you have the room on your hard drive to support this 800 MB file (approximately) for all 5 STASH CDs. If you have the room on your hard drive then you can continue. Also understand with each new version of "STASH" you must repeat these instructions.

This is a Four Step process:

Make sure you have installed all of the Stash programs on to your computer before you start these instructions, in the order they were published. This is very important.

Now you are ready to copy the files to your hard drive.

First Step, you must create a folder in the EQ4 folder,

Second Step, copy the "STASH" Fabrics from the  STASH CD TO the New EQ4 Folder.

Third Step, you must update the EQ4.INI file in Windows to look for the new folder on your hard drive rather then your CD-ROM Drive.

Fourth Step, change the STASH.INI file so that it will look for the fabrics on the hard drive. This will enable you to open the "STASH" Program and save fabrics to a shopping bag without having to insert the "STASH" CD.

Instructions:

First Step, create a folder in the EQ4 folder and call it "DSGNFABS".

a. Place the EQ4 CD in your CD-ROM Drive
b. Click on Start, the Click on Programs
c. Then click on Windows Explorer
d. In the Windows Explorer window located the "EQ4" Folder, then locate and click on the folder once to highlight it.
e. Click on File on the menu bar.
f. Click on "New", then click on "Folder".
g. Name this new folder "DsgnFabs" .

Second Step, copy the "STASH" Fabrics from the "STASH" CD to the DsgnFabs folder you just created.

a. Scroll down until you locate your CD Drive in Windows Explorer.
b. Point and click on the Drive, on the right hand side of your screen you will see the contents of the CD displayed
c. Locate and click on the the "LIB" file folder to highlight it.
d. With the folder highlighted, click on "Edit" on the menu bar then click on "Copy".
e. Scroll up or down until you locate the "EQ4" folder, double click on it then click on the "DsgnFabs" folder you just created in Step 1.
f. Click on the "DsgnFabs" folder to highlight it.
g. Point and click on "Edit" on the menu bar, then click on "Paste".
h. This will start the copy process of the STASH files to your new file folder. This process will take a few minutes. So go get a cup of coffee or tea.

Special Note: The STASH 5 CD does not include the Fabric Files for STASH Spring 2000 on it because of space, as outlined in the brochure. Once you copy all of the files from the STASH 5 CD on to your hard drive, you must also copy the files from the STASH Spring 2000 "Lib" folder into the "DsgnFabs" folder.

Third Step, Now edit the "EQ98.INI" file to read the "STASH" Fabrics from the new location on your hard drive.

To edit the "EQ98.INI" file do the following:

1. Click on Start.
2. Click on Programs.
3. Click on Accessories.
4. Click on Notepad or WordPad, either one will work.
5. When the word processor program is open, click on File, Open.
6. In the "Look In" box click the down arrow and located and click on the "C:/", then click on the "Windows" folder. If something else appears in this box, scroll to find the Windows folder. Double-click on it to open it. Now the "Look In" box will show an open Windows folder.
7. In the Filename: box type, EQ98.INI
8. Click the "Open" button.
9. The file will open.
10. Edit the lines as suggested below.

Under [Directories] you should see something that looks like this:

EQ98base=C:\EQ4\
BlockBase=C:\BB2\Lib\
SewPrecise 1-2=C:\Program Files\Sew Precise\Lib\
SewPrecise 3=C:\Program Files\Shirley Liby Designs for Sew Precise!\Lib\
Stash=H:\LIB\

On the "Stash=H:\LIB\" line the "H" represents the letter of the CD-ROM drive my hard drive. Your CD-ROM may have a different letter here (Example: "D", "E" etc).

Change this line to "C:\EQ4\DSGNFABS\LIB\"

11. Click on "File" then click on "Save". Close the word processor.
12. Take the EQ4 CD-ROM out of your CD Drive. Now open EQ4 and go to the Fabric Library. Click on the Designer Library and open a folder. The fabrics should appear on screen.

Fourth Step, Now edit the "STASH.INI" file so that it will read the "STASH" Program Fabrics from the new location on your hard drive.

1. Click on Start.
2. Click on Programs.
3. Click on Accessories.
4. Click on Notepad or WordPad, either one will work.
5. When the word processor program is open, click on "File", then click on "Open".
6. In the "Look In" box, click the down arrow and located the "C:/" drive, then click on the "Windows" folder. If something else appears in this box, scroll to find the "Windows" folder. Double-click on it to open it. Now the "Look In" box will show an open Windows folder.
7. In the "Filename" box type in "STASH.INI"
8. Click the "Open" button.
9. The file will open.
10. Edit the lines as suggested below.

Under [Directories] you should see something that looks like this:

[Directories]
Base=C:\EQ4\STASH\
Fabs=H:\LIB\
Bags=C:\EQ4\STASH\bmp\
Bmps=C:\EQ4\STASH\bmp\Andover Fabrics\
Help=C:\EQ4\STASH\HELP\

Change the "Fabs" line to "C:\EQ4\DSGNFABS\LIB\"

11. Click on File then click on "Save". Close the word processor.
12. Take the STASH CD-ROM out of your CD Drive, restart your computer.
13. Now open EQ4 and go to the Fabric Library.
14. Click on the STASH Library and open a folder. The fabrics should appear on screen, you should be able to access the files.
15. Close EQ4, now double click on the "STASH" Icon on your desktop. "STASH" should open, you should be able to access the files.

Congratulations, you have installed the STASH fabrics to your hard drive. Now you can play music and design quilts at the same time.

BACK TO EQ PAGE

HOME PAGE