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Quilt Factory by Quilt-Pro brings two great seasonal CD's with fun Foundation Piecing Blocks that can printed to any size and instructions on how to construct the quilt patterns included on the CD.

  • Country Fall Collection
  • Christmas Collection

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CD Cover Information

  • Five complete quilt projects including instructions, materials list and foundation blocks.
  • Full color "can't fail" instructions with every step illustrated.
  • Print instructions or view on-line.
  • Print foundations on your own paper or fabric.
  • Reprint foundations as often as you want.


Quilts included on the CDs:
All quilt designs included on the CDs were created with Quilt-Pro, a quilt design software we carry.

Fall Collection: 5 quilts & 43 blocks

Note: All quilts are sized in the small walling range, but blocks on CD can printed to any size allowing you the flexibility to make larger sized quilts or individual blocks if you wish.



Christmas Collection: 5 quilts & 54 blocks

Note: All quilts are sized in the small walling range, but blocks on CD can printed to any size allowing you the flexibility to make larger sized quilts or individual blocks if you wish.

 



Quilt Factory
Foundation Piecing Blocks & Quilt Patterns on CD
A New direction in Quilting Software

by Sharla Hicks © 2003

The quilting software industry has been following a new direction over the last couple of years. It is offering the quilter what they have always been able to buy, the printed-paper quilt patterns. These are CDs that may or may not be associated with a book. All are stand alone and do not require owning any other software. Each is geared to appeal to the user who enjoys patterns and also wants the flexibility to printout blocks and instructions using a computer setup.

Quilt-Pro Systems has developed a new line called Quilt Factory that continues adding to their line of Foundation Paper Piecing blocks using the Factory Printing engine. All the paper piecing blocks are designed by Mariam Neuringer, the company owner, who is a paper piecing expert. The first two Quilt Factories are theme specific covering two seasons of the year, Christmas and Fall. I suspect there will be more additions to this line as time goes along.

Easy to use

Quilt Factory opens with a help and quilt selection file front and center. This file displays in the Internet Blowser selected for your computer. Click on the Quilt Design you wish to look at more closely and you are presented with a menu that opens instructional pages written as PDF files (Abode Acrobat Reader files) for exact, what-you-see-you-get printouts.

Chirstmas Collection screen shotMenu in Quilt Factory

 

Friendly user Interface for selecting and printing blocks

Close the Browser or use the Print Block link and you have instant access to a familiar interface found in all the Factory CDs. It presents a menu bar and block window view. Double click on the block or select a block and click the print button and the printer dialogue box opens.

Block Window screen shot

Quilt-Pro Systems has developed an excellent printing interface for paper pieced blocks. Note below the complete list of available printing options for foundation printing.



Sewing Instructions:

For those of you who have no experience sewing a foundation pieced block, Mariam's detailed step-by-step instructions and real life photos enhancing each step will have you quickly and efficiently doing paper piecing.

Quilt Construction:

Instructions for how to construct the sections needed for the quilt take you block by block and then section by section. Quality color diagrams go hand-in-hand with the written instructions.

Summary:

Quilt Designs on CD with multiple blocks has its advantages. Here you combine all the assets of traditional paper pattern with the added benefit of being able to quickly resize any block and thus any quilt to personalize each quilt to your own specification.

The limitations is this not a design software where you can make multiple choices on quilt layout, for that you will want to look at programs Quilt-Pro, Electric Quilt, PCQuilt, QuiltSoft or VQuilt. The Quilt Factory CDs serves well as block printing programs with the added benefit of quality instructions for quilt construction. If the quilts and blocks offered on each CD appeal to your quilter sensibilities then this is an excellent buy.

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