Note: Did you hear about the latest EQ8 Update? Be sure to update your EQ8 if you plan to purchase BlockBase+ that way you can use the BlockBase+ blocks in EQ8! Read instructions carefully. (Mac users – this update also fixes macOS Big Sur issues!)

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#6 – Sample Quilt Layouts

If you thought browsing the 4,000+ blocks would be addicting, just wait until you try the quilt layout feature. In one click, you can instantly preview what a block would look like set into a quilt! BlockBase+ gives you 7 quilt layout samples for the block you have selected. Choose any block, then click the Quilt Layout button to preview a design. Oh the inspiration!  :-D

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Check out the 7 different quilt samples you get for that one block! Plus, I included a few more from different blocks… like I said, this is addicting! You’ll love it!

Using BlockBase+ with EQ8

If you own EQ8, you’ll be able to use the BlockBase+ blocks in EQ8 to design your own quilts! Then you can create those quilt samples you saw in BlockBase+ and so many more!

Comparing BlockBase+ to the original BlockBase

BlockBase+ is a re-release of BlockBase software. The original version was on a disk and only worked on Windows computers. The CD version is still a great program, but we’ve made lots of improvements and added 161 new blocks to this new one, plus it’s compatible with Macs! The new user interface maximizes the block view so you can see more blocks on your screen at a time, and now you can view all the blocks as line drawings if you want! We have also made it easier to view source information for each block without having to dig for it, plus added this quilt layout feature! Stay tuned to our BB+ Top Ten posts to hear more about what you can do with BlockBase+ software!

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What our beta testers are saying

“A favorite features is the Quilt Layout button, which takes any block and in seconds allows you to see it in seven different preset design layouts. So many quilts I now want to make, so little time. ” – Karen K.

“It is fun to see different quilt layouts that are possible for the blocks.” – Julie P.

“I am a big fan of EQ8 and Brackman’s book. Putting the two together is great! In BlockBase+ I really like being able to some quilt layouts instantly. That is a fantastic feature.” – Diane C.