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Comprehensive Quilt Software Reviews

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Looking to purchase quilt software, but confused, look at the reviews!

Are you confused by all the quilt software options out there? Sharla Hicks has reviewed all the programs for content, learning curve, operations, functions and more to help you uncover which program will best meet your needs. Most confusion disappears once the reviews are compared.

The quilting software reviews are all listed below for easy browsing. If you still have questions after going through the reviews, let Sharla know via e-mail or call the office's toll free number.


The place to start is a section called Frequently Asked Questions About Computer Quilting Software. This will give you some food for thought as you begin looking at the reviews.


Select the reviews you wish to look at. Look for the Slide Show Available for programs that offer a downloadable preview.

  • Review links listed at the bottom of this page click here
  • We offer 4 types of software and CDs for quilters:
  • FYI: Find quilting software at 10-20% off in our store.
    1. Quilting software
    2. Other Software To Enhance Your Computer Quilting
    3. Freeware to Enhance your Computer Quilting
    4. CDs for quilters
      • Books that come with Free Bonus CDs of quilting instructions
      • CDs with Block Libraries: paper piecing libraries and regular block libraries
      • CDs with Fabric Scans
      • CD with Redwork patterns
      • CDs with Hoffman Quilt Challenge
      • CD with Quilters Newsletter Magazine (5 years with 170 articles and articles)
  • Books that support or enhance your computer quilting experience (click on the title for the information on the back cover)

Third: Computer Quilting BYTES Newsletter and Virtual Computer Gallery

Stay up to date about computer quilting with tutorials, reviews, ideas, humor, links, new products lines and more by subscribing to Computer Quilting BYTES.

Back Issues See back issue index for a list of articles, tutorials and links that may be of interest to you by clicking here. We send out the newsletter 3-6 times a year and an occasional website update.

Virtual Computer Quilting Gallery: See quilts created in several of the quilt software programs by visiting the Gallery.

Below is the Site Overview to Product Review Links, Newsletter, Software Downloads, and Price Lists

Reviewed Quilting Software, DVD & CD Index

Electric Quilt Products
EQ Flagship Program
Electric Quilt PC
Quilt Wizard (Beginners)
EQ Stand Alone
Stash (fabric scans)
Dear Jane Design
Quiltmaker Collection Quilting Designs
Stitched with Love BK/CD
EQ Paper Piece
EQ Foundation Sheets
EQ Printables
bulletFoundation Sheets
bulletInkjet Fabric Sheets

Quilt-Pro software
Foundation Factory (PC & Mac)
Standard Editions
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Block Factory:
Mac Quilt Software
EQ for the Mac
Foundation Factory

Digitized Machine Embroidery Index
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BulletJenny Haskins Mag, Bks, CDs
BulletIndex list of books with Design CDs
Quilt Label Software
BulletVirtual Quilt Labels Plus
Other Quilting Software
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quilt techniques, musics, embellishment CD & more

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