If you own the Third Edition of Barbara Brackman’s popular Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, the re-release of the top-selling BlockBase+ printing software is an essential addition to your quilting toolkit.
The Perfect Pair
With this stand-alone program from The Electric Quilt Company (the makers of the EQ design software), you can pull from ANY of the Encyclopedia’s 4,000+ blocks — shown in gorgeous colorings, grayscale values, or as line drawings — to print rotary-cutting charts, templates, or foundation patterns for your next quilt(s)!
Beloved by quiltmakers and quilt historians, BlockBase+ makes it easy to find a block that inspires you so that you can quickly get to cutting and sewing!
“Every quilter should have a great tool to help them learn and design … This software is super easy to use,” says Pat Sloan, author, designer, and podcast host. “BlockBase+ software is the perfect companion to the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns book. Find a block you love, then use BlockBase+ and EQ8 to design a quilt with it.”
(If you still need a copy of Brackman’s latest Encyclopedia, you can order it at a reduced price HERE.)
The Electric Quilt Company’s original BlockBase software was created back in 1996. And with the release of Brackman’s latest Encyclopedia, it was time for an update! The 2021 version is in a completely new format with improved features; decades of Brackman’s research is now available to you in the organized and user-friendly BlockBase+ software for Windows and Mac. What’s more, this is a stand-alone program, meaning you do not need the EQ8 software to use and enjoy all that BlockBase+ has to offer. (If you do have EQ8, you can link both programs to recolor and design with any of the 4,000+ blocks.)
Packed with complete publication information for each block, robust search features, exporting and printing capabilities — it’s the perfect quilting tool for all skill levels!
New and Improved Features
The License Card option is a physical box that will be shipped to you. There is NO media device (CD, DVD, USB) included. The License Card box includes a license and instructions for claiming and downloading the software for both Windows and macOS.