BlockBase is BACK! We’ve republished* BlockBase and now we’re ready to have some sew along fun along with all of you!
(*This product has been republished. It is not a new version. Those who already own BlockBase should not purchase this again. The product is the same. But you can still sew along with all the BlockBase newbies!)
BlockBase is the CD-ROM version of Barbara Brackman’sEncyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns and it’s jam packed with over 4300 block patterns. And the best part is you can print the patterns for these blocks at any size you want!
BlockBase also includes a wealth of historical information for each block. You may find that the beautiful modern block you saw on a blog recently was actually first published in the 1930’s! As the saying goes, “Everything old is new again,” and quilting is no exception!
How the Sew Along Works
You will need to have the BlockBase software installed on your computer so you can print the sew along patterns. You can purchase BlockBase from our secure website, or from your local quilt shop.
Starting on October 1, we will feature a block to sew from BlockBase every two weeks. At the end of each two week period there will be a link up so you can share a photo of your finished block and we can all oohh and aahh over each other’s beautiful blocks!
Pick Your Size
Because the patterns in BlockBase can be printed at any size, YOU get to choose how big to make your blocks. You may want to make your decisions about block size before you get started with the sew along. Do you want to make all your blocks the same size? Or a variety of sizes that work well together, such as 6”, 9”, and 12”? Or maybe you just want to choose your block sizes randomly, and you’ll figure out how to fit them together at the end. It’s up to you!
We’ll be choosing blocks from many different categories, so in rotary cutting terms some blocks may be better suited to a specific size. For example, a block based on a 3×3 grid would be easiest to rotary cut if using a size that’s a multiple of 3 (6″, 9″, 12″, etc.). But never fear, because you can always choose to print the templates for a block (and the templates are always accurate!).
To get things kicked off right, we’ll be giving away five copies of BlockBase! To enter, visit our contest page and fill out the entry form. Entries must be received by Wednesday, September 19th at 9am EST. We’ll randomly choose five winners from all the entries.
So grab a blog badge and spread the word! We start sewing on October 1!
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