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Computer Quilting has come of Age!
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Computer Quilters, try before you buy:

NOTE: Shareware and Demos are the best options available to quilters. It provides the opportunity to try out a program before you buy, a very nice courtesy. Please remember -- shareware is "not" freeware, if you like your preview, give the programmer his dues aka incentive to keep sharing his programming skills by ordering your copy.


PC Demos or Shareware for Quilting to download:
  • 1-2-3 Quilt! (slide show only, not a working demo)
  • Bargello Designer 32
  • Creative Impulse
  • Foundation Factory
  • Perfect Quilt Expressions Modules
    NOTE: Based on Quilt-Pro for Windows
  • PCQuilt
  • Quilt-Pro (video and/or slide show, not a working demo)
  • Quilted Photo Xpress

Garment Software for Wearable Art

  • Click and Sew by Wild Ginger Software demos for Pants or Blouses software
Shareware to enhance your quilting experience to download
  • Gliftic: Create your fabric and innovative quilt ideas
  • Graph Paper Printer what an aide to the quilter
  • Pattern Maker™ for Cross Stitch: Quilters will find this program helpful when wanting to convert photos to quilts.
  • Repligator: For manipulating your quilt files to new innovative designs
    • SymmeToy: Create tessellation
    • Tesselmania: This is a crippled demo (no edit menu or save functions) designed for Windows 3.1 and the program is no longer available for sale
Freeware downloads to enhance your quilting experience
  • IrfranView32: File converter program that can convert your jpg or gif fabric files to bitmaps for quilting program libraries. The program can also be used directly with your scanner.
  • Triangle Illusions: a unique approach to combining bars and triangles together to make unique quilt like designs.
  • KeepHere & KeepFive: blank database programs to develop reference source in one location
  • YesUcan2: database collection from the Info-EQ mail list (users of Electric Quilt products)
  • What Cooks: Blank database designed to hold your favorite recipes

Download Quilt Software Shareware, Demo, Preview Slideshow, or Freeware

PC programs

Includes a helpful
Quick Start Guide

Bargello Designer 32
NOT Windows 7 Compatible
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista
30 day free trial, download ONLY
Our Price: $37.95
MSRP: $39.95
shipped via e-mail (free) with Disks, add $5.00 plus shipping

download Bargello Designer 32
1530 kb

help overview

for learning the program

Creative Impulse 2000
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista
30 day free trial
Our Price $49.95
MSRP: $59

Buying the program gives you a registration code that unlocks 400 additional designs!

download Creative Impulse 2000
6 MB download

This takes about 25 minutes on a 56k modem.


Foundation Factory
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7
or MAC
Our Price $24.95
MSRP: $29.95

Working demo with 5 blocks
Includes preview of many blocks (not all) from:
Standard Edition
Carol Doak Designer Edition
Quilts Magazine Edition

Block Factory
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7
2 versions
Our Price $19.95 to $26.95
MSRP. $24.95 to $29.95

Kansas City Star Newspaper Blocks
Mariner's Compass Blocks

NOTE: Demo is for Foundation Factory shows how Block Factory works with Paper Piecing Blocks. Plus Block Factory prints regular Block Templates.

Quilters Newsletter CD
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7
With Block Factory
Our Price: $36.95
MSRP: $39.95

Block Factory
is included on the QNL CD to Print Blocks

NOTE: Demo is for Foundation Factory shows how Block Factory works with Paper Piecing Blocks. Plus Block Factory prints regular Block Templates.

download PCQuilt a shareware that is a full working program, if you like, buy it!
2.26 MB
This takes about 15 minutes with a 56k modem

The Foundation Factory Demo:
The interface and print option for paper piecing is the same in Block Factory.

Block Factory is also the block/template printing program included on the Quilters Newsletter CD.

NOT shown in Factory demo is how Block Factory prints regular templates.

Perfect Quilt Expressions
Quilting Software Modules
Jenny Haskins, A Stitch of Magic with Every Stitch
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7
Our Price: $134.96 to $26.96

MSRP: $149.99 to $29.95

Perfect Quilt
Full Feature Quilting Software
Flagship program based on previous Quilt-Pro 5 for Windows
Jenny Haskins has teamed with Quilt-Pro Systems
Note: Current Quilt-Pro 5 for Windows will NOT be upgraded
Perfect Quilt is the new upgradeable version for the future

Perfect Quilt Express
Based on 1-2-3 Quilt
from Quilt-Pro Systems

Easy Strip Piecing
New offering to meet
fast piecer & rotary cutting needs

Mariners Compass Collection
Based on the Mariners Compass CDs
from Quilt-Pro Systems

1200 Classic Foundations
Based on the Quilt-Pro products
Foundation Factory Vol 1 & Vol 2 for Windows

ALL Programs Listed to Left are included
download PCQuilt a shareware that is a full working program, if you like, buy it!

500 MB
Download time with a high speed connection is approximately 20 minutes

NOTE: This download includes each of the software listed to the left. No time frame limitation.

Demo limited to only a few blocks for each program with no saving & limited printing priviledges

review Quilted Photo Express™
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7
Version 2
Demo download Available

All functions work except for selecting your own photo. Try all of the functions and print your own Mona Lisa Pattern!

Mac programs

review Quilt-Pro 5 for Macintosh OS-X
Software Developer: Quilt-Pro Systems
Item Code: I01
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 618364907790
Weight: 1.50 lb
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MSRP: $99.95
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Slide Show of an earlier version
of Quilt-Pro
may not run on newer operating systems
download Quilt-Pro 2 for MAC slide show
697 kb

Sewing Pattern Software
Use for Wearable art Garments

Click & Sew
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7
by Wild Ginger Design
2 demos allow you to see the interface of how the software works.
Printing disabled.

We carry 3 different CDs
Martha Pullen Favorites
Our Price: $22.46
MSRP: $24.95


download  Click and Sew
6.416 kb

download  Click and Sew
7,090 kb


Download Programs that are Quilt Related
or can be used to generate Quilt Ideas for PCs



Graph Paper Printer
To ensure that you are getting the latest version of this shareware, we are sending you to the program's website page.

Off site link so cannot guarantee link is active
download Graph Paper Printer on their website

Second site if other link is not working
download Graph Paper Printer on their website


Pattern Maker™ for Cross Stitch
2-day Demo Trial
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP

CD Shipped with Program IS Windows 7 & Vista Compatible

  • NOTE ABOUT DOWNLOAD: Downloaded version must be run with Admin privileges for Windows® NT/2000/XP.
    The downloaded version is NOT compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7.
    The CD ROM release is compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • For best results under Windows Vista/Windows 7, after installation right-click the Pattern Maker short-cut icon, select Properties, the Compatibility tab, Run this program in compability mode for, and then choose Windows XP.


download Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch, for the innovative quilter looking for new ideas
11.5 mb


Repligator Home or Pro versions
No longer Available at Soft Expressions.
Go to
Demo Trial
Sister Program to Gliftic
Graphic program that will manipulate your quilt files into new and wonderful things, see the review for additional information.

download Repligator, for the innovative quilter
No longer Available at Soft Expressions.
Go to

No longer Available at Soft Expressions.
Go to
Demo Trial
Sister Program to Repligator
Graphic program that will create new and innovative designs ideas, see the review for additional information.

download Gliftic, for the innovative quilter looking for new ideas
No longer Available at Soft Expressions.
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Freeware that can be used to enhance
your computer quilting experience for PCs

review Triangle Illusions
download Triangle Illusions
126 kb

includes a helpful tutorial on how to use SymmeToy

SymmeToy & SymmeToy2
MouseMath & Spiro Math
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7

Helpful review & tutorial to shorten your learning curve

TO download SymmeToy
& View Videos

Visit the below pages



IrfanView32, Version 3.61
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7
Helpful tutorial for using IrfanView

download IrfanView on their website
800 kb

Version 3.61



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