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Block Base - CD ROM

Block Base

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It's a block powerhouse! The same patterns that sold in 1928 for 15 cents each are yours in BlockBase for less than 2 cents apiece! CD-ROM Version of Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. No other pattern collection comes close!
• Over 4000 pieced block patterns
• Amazing historical as well as pattern resource for quilters and quilt historians
• Blocks categorized in 22 categories just as in the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman
• (examples: Equal Nine Patch, Unequal 9 Patch Small Center, Unequal 9 Patch Large Center, Five- & Six-Pointed Stars, Eight-Pointed Stars, Stars, etc. each with subcategories)
• (Strip Quilts, One-Patch and Multi-Patch are only in the Encyclopedia)Design Notes for blocks include Brackman I.D. number, Block names, and dates
• Published Names include names, magazines or other sources, dates and some contact information for copyright notices
• Create and save projects of blocks to find them again quickly
• Export and save blocks as bitmaps of a size you specify
• export blocks as metafiles and make your own piecing diagrams
• separate metafile pieces in other programs to create piecing diagrams
• Copy blocks as bitmaps to the Windows clipboard to paste into other Windows imaging programs
• Export and save blocks as metafiles of a size you specify (great for teachers who want to make their own handouts!)
• Copy blocks as metafiles to the Windows clipboard to paste into other Windows programs that accept vector images
• Print blocks at any size as uncolored, white, grayscale, or colored blocks
• Print blocks at any size as foundation/ paper piecing patterns, options include white or grayscale pattern sections, mirroring/flipping the printout depending on your technique, separating pattern sections, printing as many small blocks on a page as will fit, printing with or without numbering, specifying with or without seam allowance and size of seam allowance, and changing the thickness of the lines
• Print blocks at any size as templates, options include with or without seam allowance, size of seam allowance, and changing the thickness of the lines
• Print blocks at any size as rotary cutting charts, options include choosing uncolored, grayscale, or colored version of block, specifying with or without seam allowance, and size of seam allowance right-click on any block and view a quick quilt
• Print block commercial template information for Marti Mitchell’s Perfect Patchwork Templates, including possible block sizes, template sets required, and template pieces used
• Printing blocks in any size makes it a powerhouse for miniature quilt makers
• Quick Quilt option shows you how a one-block quilt would look with the block you choose
• Search for blocks by Block Name (example: The Priscilla, Feathered Star, Broken Wheel, Kitty Corner, etc.)
• Search for blocks by Brackman I.D. number (example: 1727a, 1270, I016, etc.)
• Search for blocks with a certain word in their name (example: search for “beaut” returns 41 blocks including Water Beauty, Ladies Beautiful Star, Ohio Beauty, Black Beauty, Savannah Beautiful Star, and many more Beauties for different states or cities
• Search for blocks by keyword search
• Search for blocks by Source search (example: Nancy Cabot, Detroit Free Press, Good Housekeeping, etc.
• Search for blocks then use the “Find in BlockBase” button to locate where this block is categorized. The result is finding other blocks with similar structure, piecing methods, appearance, and variations of the original block.
• Linkable to EQ4 and EQ5, and would appear in the Block Library of either of those programs

System Requirements:
• Windows XP®, Windows Vista®, Windows 7®, or Windows 8®
• 20 MB free hard disk space
• CD-ROM drive

Compatible with EQ6 and EQ7 [but not required] 
Will also run on a Macintosh® running Windows® plus emulation software (such as Parallels®)

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