What is BlockBase?

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!

BlockBase has virtually every pieced block published from 1836-1970 - over 4000 patterns, ready to print as patterns. The Electric Quilt Company has added hundreds of blocks to BlockBase to make sure it contains all pieced blocks from historic collections.

It's easy!
Find a block - click on it - choose Print - type the pattern size you want.


  • any size
  • as templates
  • as numbered foundation blocks
  • as rotary cutting instructions
  • as whole block designs in color, grayscale or outlines.

Export as bitmaps or enhanced metafiles -- great for Web graphics or other projects. BlockBase even identifies which blocks are perfect for cutting with Marti Michell's Perfect Plastic Templates!

Special search categories include blocks perfect for:

  • Reproduction Quilts
  • Miniature Quilts
  • Color Studies
  • Optical Quilts
  • Holidays

Search for:

  • State blocks
  • Anniversary or wedding blocks
  • Occupations -- find symbolic blocks perfect for your favorite lawyer, doctor, teacher or 30 other occupations.
  • All star, leaf, tree, flower, airplane, animal, butterfly blocks - or dozens of other searchable categories.

It's the ultimate quilting block resource!