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BlockBase Sew Along – Block 1 Link Up!

Posted 10-12-2012 by | Posted in: Block 1 BlockBase Sew Along

Is everyone ready to show off their first block from the sew along? I’m so excited to see everyone’s fabric choices! Here’s mine: Fabrics used: Yellow Floral: Peacock Lane by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics LLC.; Yellow Stripe: Taza by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit Fabrics; Blue: Lark by Amy Butler for Westminster Fibers Inc.; Green: Girls World Vibe by Jennifer Paganelli for FreeSpirit Fabrics; White: Calypso by Maywood Studio I hope we see lots of variation among the finished blocks. It’s a fairly simple block, but there are lots of possibilities for different looks, just by changing the fabric placement. I worked up a few other versions of this block in EQ7, using the same fabrics: To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 1

Posted 10-01-2012 by | Posted in: Block 1 BlockBase Sew Along

Welcome to the first week of the BlockBase Sew Along! The first block we’ll be making is #1336! For this first block, we’ll go over the basics of finding a specific block in the software and printing the pattern. Open BlockBase and click the Search by Number tool. Type in 1336 and click Search. Voila! There’s our block. Since we’re just getting started with this sew along, let’s start a project where we can save all our blocks as we go along. Click the Add to Project tool. Now click the Save to Project tool. Type in a name for your project and click the Save button. [By default, BlockBase projects are saved here on your computer: (My) Documents > My BlockBase > bb_prj] Now click the Project tab at the bottom of the screen. Click block #1336 to select it and then click the Print Block button. You’ll see

BlockBase Sew Along Clarifications

Posted 09-26-2012 by | Posted in: BlockBase Sew Along

We’ve had several questions regarding the upcoming BlockBase Sew Along, so I thought I’d post answers here on the blog for everyone to see. How do I sign up for the Sew Along? No official sign up is necessary. Just visit the blog on Monday, October 1 to find out which block we’ll be sewing first. On Friday, October 12, visit the blog again to post a picture of your finished block. New blocks will be posted every two weeks, on Mondays. The only requirement is that you own the BlockBase software and have it installed on your computer so you can print the patterns for the blocks.   I have an older version of BlockBase, can I still participate in the sew along? Yes! We republished BlockBase in August. It is not a new version. Those who already own BlockBase should not purchase it again. The product is the

BlockBase Sew Along Announcement!

Posted 09-25-2012 by | Posted in: BlockBase Sew Along Contests

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!) About BlockBase 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

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