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NOTE: Opened Music, Pattern & Instructional CDs, DVDs, Videos, Computer Software are NOT returnable.
Exclusions: 1. If defective, the item will be replaced. 2. If UNOPENED in original sealed and undamaged case or box, the item may be returned for a refund.


Foundation Factory CDs:

  1. Standard Edition Vol. 1

  2. Standard Edition Vol. 2

  3. Carol Doak's Edition

Each Foundation Factory is a Block Library Program only (no drawing tools) that is designed to printout foundation pieced blocks. We also carry Foundation Piecing Printer and copier sheets.

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Runs on MAC or Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7


3 Foundation Block Factory Package
3 Foundation/Block Factory Package
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1. Standard Volume 1
2. Standard Volume 2
3. Carol Doak

Optional ADD Foundation Factory Companion Book (shows blocks for Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and the 2 designer editions by Carol Doak and Quilts Magazine (NOTE: Quilts Magazine Edition no longer available) for Only $13.56 More

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Foundation Factory Companion
Foundation Factory Companion
A guide to all the blocks in the Foundation Factory series

Pages: 145
Page size: 5 ½" x 8 ½"
Publisher: Quilt-Pro
Item Code: 4a0300
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  • The Foundation Factory Companion is your guide to over 1500 foundation blocks from the Foundation Factory CD series.
  • With it's easy-to-use index you'll be able to look up any foundation block in instant.
  • Browse through the block collections to find the perfect block! Includes over 1500 blocks in easy-to-search catagories.
  • Large thumbnails make it easy to preview blocks.
  • Look up each block by CD title and then by folder.
  • Includes step-by-step Foundation Piecing tutorial.

Foundation Factory Standard Edition Vol 1
Foundation Factory:
Standard Edition Vol. 1
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Foundation Factory: Standard Volume 1

  • Runs on MAC & Windows
  • 500 blocks arranged in easy-to-find categories, such as animals, flowers, houses, traditional pieced and more.
  • Step-by-step instructions for foundation piecing (AKA paper piecing) included in a picture laden help file.
  • Benartex fabric library used to fill the blocks.
  • Blocks may be copied to Quilt-Pro

Block Libraries found in Foundation Factory Standard Edition Vol. 1

  • Airplanes
  • Alphabet
  • Animals
  • Balloons
  • Baskets
  • Bird Houses
  • Birds
  • Boats
  • Borders
  • Butterflies
  • Cats
  • Cocktail Party
  • Coffee Break
  • Diamond & Squares
  • Dolls
  • Fans
  • Fish
  • Flower Pots
  • Flowers
  • Geese
  • Geometric
  • Hearts
  • Houses
  • Leaves & Stems
  • Lighthouses
  • Log Cabins
  • Numbers
  • Pictures
  • Pineapples
  • Quarter Blocks
  • Shoes & Stockings
  • Stars
  • Traditional Blocks
  • Trees
  • Twist

Foundation Factory Standard Edition Vol 2Foundation Factory:
Standard Edition Vol. 2
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Item Code: i02
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Foundation Factory: Standard Volume 2

  • Runs on MAC & Windows Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7
  • 8 mb RAM 25 mb Hard Disk space
  • Over 500 blocks organized into easy to use categories.
  • Animals, balloons, birdhouses, boats, flowers, and more
  • Exclusive collection of Hexagon foundations.
  • Large selection of traditional pieced blocks, including Nine Patch, Pinwheels, Quarter Blocks and even Stars & Stripes!

Bonus Features:

  • Illustrated Foundation piecing Tutorial.
  • Flower Basket Garden Quilt pattern with complete sewing instructions.
  • Guide to Benartex fabrics featured on the CD.

Block Libraries found in Foundation Factory Standard Edition Vol. 2

Picture Blocks

  • Alphabet
    • Letter Blocks
    • Number Blocks
  • Animals
    • Animals
    • Birds
    • Fish
  • Balloons
  • Baskets
  • Bird Houses
  • Boats
  • Garden Blocks
    • Flower Baskets
    • Flowerpots
    • Flowers
    • Leaves
    • Leaves & Stems
    • Trees
  • Hearts
  • Houses
  • Misc. Pictures

Traditional Pieced

  • Borders
  • Diamond in Square
  • Eight Pointed Stars
  • Five Patch
  • Four Patch
  • Friendship
  • Geese
  • Hexagons
    • Diamonds
    • Hexagons
    • Triangles
  • Innovations
  • Nine Patch
  • Pieced Baskets
  • Pinwheels
  • Quarter Blocks
  • Stars
  • Stripes
  • Twists

Foundation Factory Carol Doak Edition
Foundation Factory, Designer Edition:
Carol Doak Version 3
PC or Mac

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Item Code: i02a
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 618364000064
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Carol Doak Foundation Paper
Carol Doak Foundation Factory Package

  1. CD: Foundation Factory: Carol Doak Designer Edition
    Print paper piecing blocks any size
    Includes the blocks from the Doak Easy Paper Pieper Series that is now out of print.
  2. PAPER: Carol Doak’s Foundation Paper (100 Sheets)
  3. RULER: Add-A-Quarter Ruler 6"
Item Code: i02d
Weight: 1.50 lb
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The Foundation Factory, Designer Edition: Carol Doak Version 3 includes all the blocks from Carol's popular books, including her latest book, Easy Paper-Pieced Baby Quilts, 35 new blocks! (Excluding 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars.)

335 blocks plus 50 bonus designs from her personal collection from Carol Doak's best-selling foundation block designs are on one easy-to-use CD-ROM. (Excluding 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars)

  • Print blocks any size, automatically add a seam allowance and print any number you want. It's so easy!
  • Benartex fabric library
  • Use Carol's geometric, flower, tree, buildings, heart, basket, Christmas, scenic, animal, alphabet and border designs to create your next Quilts!
  • Runs on MAC & Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7



By Sharla Hicks ©

Foundation Factory Review

by Sharla R. Hicks

With Foundation Factory you can do the following with the blocks on the CDs:

  1. View library categories grouped by themes. There are multiple categories on each CD.
  2. View blocks shaded in color with fabric selections.
  3. Change the block size.
  4. Prints blocks larger than page across multiple pages.
  5. Distort the blocks using rectangle measurements instead of the square measurements.
  6. Print block with foundation piecing order for each patch.
  7. Flip the blocks horizontally or vertically for better placement on printed page.
  8. Print Blocks in gray scale
  9. Automatically add seam allowances.
  10. When more than one copy of the block will fit on a page, the option to print multiple copies per page is available and the Foundation Factory has a prompt on the print screen that tells you how many will fit on a page and tells you how many pages are needed (helpful when using special foundation piecing paper, see our foundation printer paper by clicking here.)

The 3 versions of Foundation Factory CD's are stand alone block library programs (no drawing tools) that are designed for paper piecers who want to find and print blocks quickly and easily. The 3 CD's also include an interface that allows you to access any of the 3 version's blocks from the opened version.

You do not have to own Quilt-Pro to use them, but the libraries from the Standard Edition and Designer Edition by Jean Ann Eitel & Debby Kratovil editors of Quilts Magazine can be imported into Quilt-Pro 2 & Quilt-Pro 3.

Foundation Factory Screen

 

Double-clicking on the Foundations Factory Program Icon opens the above screen. If you own more than version of Foundation Factory, all three versions will appear in the file management box that works like Windows Explorer.

Foundation Factory Print Screen

Double-clicking on your block choice opens the Block Print Screen. (See above) The Print Screen addresses all the choices needed for printing a foundation block like:

 

  • Flip Vertical
  • Flip Horizontal
  • Mirror for iron on
  • Print grays
  • Print Dashed Lines
  • Print Numbers
  • Select number of copies to print
  • Automatically prints as many as fit to a page
  • Prints across multiple pages for larger blocks.

Foundation Blocks can be created in Quilt-Pro 2 and 3 and saved to Foundation Factory to be printed when needed.

One of the most often questions I get is, "Does the program tell me how to make the block?" Well folks, Sewing Help has arrived in Software! Foundation Factory has Help Sewing Files that include hints and tips for sewing and construction of a large range of styles of paper piecing. The graphics include photographs of actual block construction which are very descriptive. One version even includes 5 quilts with instructions. The buttons to the left, show access to all sorts of goodies and information.

Operations

Foundation Factory runs in the standard Windows Format that we all are getting used to. It has 3 screens, the Block Selection/View Screen, the Print Screen and the Help Files Screen.

Menus and Toolbars

The built-in simplicity of Foundation Factory translates over to the Menu and Toolbars. The View Block screen uses the standard File Menu and a Help Menu only. Included are Buttons that open the Print and Help functions.

Draw Tools

No drawing tools.

Learning:

Simple and easy-to-use is the foundation (no pun intended) of this program and learning it is no exception. Instinct will lead the user most of the way through the program. There is no manual included with program, Foundation Factory's extensive and well created Help Files replace the manual. The Help files are rich with Contents, How-to for the program, Frequently Asked Questions, Quilt-Pro Demo, and How-to for sewing foundation blocks! The Help files are hyperlink rich. Hyperlink means click on an underlined subject to jump directly to additional subject material.

Computer Requirements

  • Runs on Mac & Windows 95/98/NT/ME/00/XP/Vista/7
  • 8 MB
  • 25 MB of hard drive space
  • Comes on CD, requires a CD ROM installed
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device


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