Ready for Block 5?

Block #1755

*Remember, if you’re keeping all your sew along blocks in the same project, open the project now so you can add this new block.*

Open BlockBase and click the Search by Number tool.

Type in 1755 and click Search. The block appears on the Search Results tab. Click the Print Block tool and choose your pattern type.

Now type in your  finished size (BlockBase adds the seam allowance for you). Preview your printout and then click Print.

If you’re saving all your sew along blocks in the same project, click the Add to Project tool and then the Save Project tool.


BlockBase & EQ7

It sounds like many of you participating in the sew along also have EQ7, so today I’m sharing some information about using BlockBase and EQ7 together. If you have both programs, BlockBase appears as a link in your Block Library (if it does not, see p. 54-55 in the EQ7 User Manual for Linking Libraries).

The quickest way to find a specific BlockBase block in EQ7 is to do a search using the BlockBase number. In the EQ7 Block Library, click Search > By Notecard.

In the window that appears, type 1755 and click Search.

Click OK and then you can click Add to Sketchbook to use the block in your project.

Have you been saving all your sew along blocks in one BlockBase project file? Here’s how you can add all those blocks to your EQ7 project at once!

In the EQ7 Block Library, click the Import button.

In the window that appears, click the down arrow next to Look in: and navigate to the location where your BlockBase project is saved. By default, they are saved here: (My) Documents > My BlockBase > bb_prj

Click the down-arrow next to Files of type: and choose Previous EQ Versions. Then click on your project name and click Open.

All of the blocks from the project appear on screen and you can add them to the Sketchbook.

Now that these blocks are in the Sketchbook, you can use them in quilt designs and recolor them however you’d like. I’ve been coloring my blocks with the actual fabrics I’m using in them. This isn’t the plan for my final quilt, but here’s a peek at my finished blocks “chart” in EQ7:

Come back on Friday, December 7 to show off those finished blocks!


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