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It's a Contest!

Posted: 16 July 2012 at 3:09 p.m.


Enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate.  We have received many wonderful comments on the Block Designer function on the fabric webpage.  Try it out and tell us what Block Design shape you like best or, suggest a new one, and we will enter you into a drawing to win a $50 Gift Certificate.  All who enter have an equal chance to win.  One entry per person.  Contest ends Friday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
Here's what to do:
a. Select some fabrics and add them to the Shopping Cart. You can easily delete them afterwards so they do not stay in your cart.
b. Go to View Cart, then click on Block Designer.
c. Choose a block design from many popular options.
d. Click and drag selected fabrics into the block.
e. Mix and match until you find the perfect combination. You can see exactly how the block will look with the colors you selected. There are unlimited possibilities.
Enter the contest by leaving a comment on our July 16 Superior Blog.
Block Designer for Mother Superior's Fab Fabrics

(To see the Block Designer tool instructions and demo, click here.)

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  • 152. nancy seitz (25 July 2012 at 6:57 p.m.)

    This is really neat. I tried two different block--Ohio Star and 9 patch. I'd like to see the pin wheel.
  • 151. Camille (22 July 2012 at 8:54 a.m.)

    I love the Ohio Star block.
  • 150. Jean S (21 July 2012 at 3:42 p.m.)

    I had fun playing with the block designer. I just started a baby quilt and so, to test your block designer, I selected several materials from you children's line. I must say, I'll use this in the future. Thanks for providing the tool to us!
  • 149. Josie Davis (21 July 2012 at 11:19 a.m.)

    I followed the instructions but couldn't get the fabrics to move. I do believe this is a wonderful tool and hope to get to use it in the future when purchasing fabrics from you.
  • 148. Brenda Howard (20 July 2012 at 6:21 p.m.)

    I love the tool and had used it before and just can't believe how much fun it is to put my fabric choices into a block. My favorite block is "Card Trick" Thanks for the great site and all the hard work you all put into it.
  • 147. Brenda Howard (20 July 2012 at 6:21 p.m.)

    I love the tool and had used it before and just can't believe how much fun it is to put my fabric choices into a block. My favorite block is "Card Trick" Thanks for the great site and all the hard work you all put into it.
  • 146. Susan G (20 July 2012 at 12:48 p.m.)

    What a fun idea! I'd like to also see Storm at Sea.
  • 145. Suzanne Dungan (20 July 2012 at 10:48 a.m.)

    I love the new Block Designer feature and really enjoyed previewing the fabrics! And having thread recommendations for each fabric is a "Superior" idea! If you can, I would love to see the "54 Forty and Fight" block included in the Block Designer, Thanks for all the help choosing just the right fabrics and threads for our projects, I will be ordering again soon.
  • 144. Deborah French (20 July 2012 at 10:24 a.m.)

    I had fun playing with all the blocks. I guess my favorites are the star and the snail trail.
  • 143. Marilyn deRuyter (20 July 2012 at 7:52 a.m.)

    Enjoyed the whole process. Tried all the blocks, but found Snail's Trail to be most fun. I think that's because putting 2 fabrics together is what drew me to quilting way back when! Love the contrast.
  • 142. Liz Brilliant (19 July 2012 at 6:13 p.m.)

    Great tool! I would love to see a double pinwheel block.
  • 141. Linda Webster (19 July 2012 at 4:44 p.m.)

    I love Block Designer. It's so much fun to play with different colors.
  • 140. Barb G. (19 July 2012 at 4:34 p.m.)

    I tried to get the fabric to move over to the block,spent about 1 hour this morning no luck.I believe this to be a nice tool for my toolbox if it works at a later date. I do like the idea of seeing what contrast I can get. Light, mediums and darks.
  • 139. Julie (19 July 2012 at 3:30 p.m.)

    I watched the demo and selected fabrics, but the block designer would not display any selected block design, so was unable to try it out. But it looks like a great tool!
  • 138. Maryann (19 July 2012 at 1:31 p.m.)

    ANY star is my star
  • 137. Joy (19 July 2012 at 11:05 a.m.)

    What a great tool! Had fun changing the fabrics.
  • 136. Sylvia G (19 July 2012 at 8:37 a.m.)

    What a great help selecting fabric when you are wondering, how will it look. Thanks for having it available.
  • 135. Debbie C. (19 July 2012 at 8:16 a.m.)

    I like this tool a lot, I tend to choose fabrics all in one color scheme, and with the block desigener tool I can see if they go together before I buy them and cut them up. It will help me to add contrast and variety to my blocks. It will help them to be more artistically pleasing.
  • 134. Dawn (18 July 2012 at 9:54 p.m.)

    I really the the ability to audition the fabrics and see how they look in different layouts. I'd love to suggest a Lone Star block.
  • 133. Paule-Marie (18 July 2012 at 9:50 p.m.)

    I played with the Card Trick block (my quilt guild the Card Tricks Quilt Guild). The block designer is fun to use. And definitely very helpful.
  • 132. Kathrynn Polfer (18 July 2012 at 8:47 p.m.)

    I tried the Autumn Tints and Card Trick, they were great. Maybe add a disapearing nine patch and a log cabin block.
  • 131. Kathleen Hepner (18 July 2012 at 5:19 p.m.)

    I worked with Autumn Tints and Ohio Star. I found it frustrating because I wanted to put colors in different places than the tool let me. In Autumn Tints I wanted to put different colors in each of the smaller squares and I couldn't discover how to do it. It was great to see that some of my fabrics didn't work together when there were larger sizes than the initial fabric sample.
  • 130. Ann Hudson (18 July 2012 at 4:10 p.m.)

    I liked the block: Autumn Tints Block Preview, it reminds me of the 'Disappearing Nine Patch' which I love. Maybe add a Log Cabin or a pieced basket? I don't see anywhere to enter an email address... how will the winner be notified?
  • 129. pam stayner (18 July 2012 at 12:39 p.m.)

    My favorite Autumn Tints... I learned that some of my choices of fabrics did not play nice together.. perfect way for me to be positive about my fabric buys and avoid disappointment. Are you gonna sell the block designer too? I'm ready to buy fabric now....
  • 128. Amy Mayo (18 July 2012 at 12:23 p.m.)

    I loved being able to preview the fabrics in the different block patterns. 9 Patch and Card Trick are my 2 favorite here. This makes putting fabrics from different lines easier to use together. I can see what goes with what, and what would look good. I can also take a screen shot and have it for reference once I start laying out my blocks for my quilt. What an awesome tool!!!!
  • 127. Barbara C Draper (18 July 2012 at 11:18 a.m.)

    Oh I had fun I tried all the blocks. It is nice to see the different effects the color combinations have before you sew your project.
  • 126. Theresa S. (18 July 2012 at 10:20 a.m.)

    This was too much fun!! My favorite is card trick. Kids can use this tool to pick colors before making a block. Only suggestion is to macke it easier to use.
  • 125. Melane McCuller (18 July 2012 at 8:48 a.m.)

    This is great! I was able to pick out fabrics for QOV blocks and see immediately where I didn't have enough contrast. Much better to make changes now instead of when I actually have the fabric.
  • 124. Susan N. (18 July 2012 at 7:32 a.m.)

    The demo is cool, but when I try to use the block designer, the block doesn't show up. I have followed the directions given. I also tried accessing it from the main fabric page. Another problem I have is when I click on a category of fabric, such as color, I get a page or more of fabrics in that category, but there is no option to add them to my cart. The only way I can add a fabric to the cart is to be on the main All Fabrics page.
  • 123. Susan (18 July 2012 at 7:32 a.m.)

    Love the tool. I tried Card Trick, nice to see what will and wont work -- I am not the best at choosing material that works together. How about a "crazy" block added to the quilt tool. maybe choose more fabrics (like 7 or 8) and not always use same 5 or 6 in block, be able to vary block fabrics.
  • 122. Chris (18 July 2012 at 4:44 a.m.)

    So much fun. It's really great to preview the fabrics in a block before you buy. Love it!
  • 121. Kelly Fluharty (17 July 2012 at 11:05 p.m.)

    Thanks for the new design tool! My first time using something like that, I love it! You all just keep the hits coming!!!
  • 120. Brenda (17 July 2012 at 10:02 p.m.)

    This is a very useful tool!
  • 119. Pat Wester (17 July 2012 at 8:42 p.m.)

    This is lots of fun to use. I tried the Ohio Star block and was delighted at how easy it was to use. A great tool.
  • 118. Ramona P (17 July 2012 at 8:34 p.m.)

    My favorite is the Autumn Tints block. I would love to see more star options. I do love this tool. Thanks for coming up with this.
  • 117. Lisa Campbell (17 July 2012 at 8:25 p.m.)

    I wish you had more "star" blocks, and wish the Ohio Star could have 4 colors, not just three. How about adding braided blocks like Eleanor Burns??
  • 116. Lisa C. (17 July 2012 at 8:22 p.m.)

    I can see a lot of great possibilities with this! It was easy to use, but I wish the Ohio Star block allowed 4 colors (the half-sq triangles around the center square would be the 4th color). If you had Sawtooth Star, Double Friendship Star, and 54-40 or Fight star, then I could use it to select fabrics for Sally Schneider's class our guild is having soon!
  • 115. MarciaW (17 July 2012 at 8:03 p.m.)

    Tried the Ohio Star ... though so many others had success, I was somewhat confused and gave up ... it could be because running on dialup the loads were slow for me alternate mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com
  • 114. Linda Brochard (17 July 2012 at 7:46 p.m.)

    I enjoyed picking out fabric to see what it would look like in the different blocks. I have EQ7 so I'm use to adding fabric to blocks and then designing quilts using fabric. It is really a neat thing for people that don't have computer quilting software. Thanks for making it available.
  • 113. Sharon Sauser (17 July 2012 at 7:37 p.m.)

    I had never tried the block designer before, but it was really fun! I especially liked the Autumn Tints block with some beautiful batiks in it. Thanks for encouraging us to try it. By the way, I also very much like that when you click on a fabric, it also has piecing and quilting thread suggestions.
  • 112. Linda (17 July 2012 at 7:29 p.m.)

    This is the greatest! Having lots of fun.
  • 111. Irene M (17 July 2012 at 7:17 p.m.)

    I designed three different blocks, but I liked the Ohio Star the best. Great fun doing this. You guys are the best! Thank you for always making your newsletter a fun one.
  • 110. Christine (17 July 2012 at 5:52 p.m.)

    Really enjoyed previewing the Windham fabrics with the Autumn Tints block. Great way to get new ideas.
  • 109. Sandy A in St. Louis (17 July 2012 at 5:44 p.m.)

    How fun! I love the snail's trail block but would love to see a friendship star or a variation of one added. Thanks for the demo!
  • 108. valerie fisher (17 July 2012 at 5:42 p.m.)

    Would love to see something a bit more complicated...bear claw od feathered star would be awesome!
  • 107. Missy (17 July 2012 at 5:17 p.m.)

    I like the Autumn tints and the Ohio star, it would be nice to see what it would look like in a whole quilt like multiples of the same block so you can see the secondary patterns that it can create. It is nice to be able to see the scales of the prints. Thank you!
  • 106. Denise (17 July 2012 at 5:16 p.m.)

    I really enjoyed the baby quilt I made; but I do wish I could have moved the fabric from the left directly onto the block preview rather than onto the 'drop fabric here'. If it is possible, then maybe it's not possible with the Firefox browser I had open? thanks!
  • 105. Donna Brown (17 July 2012 at 4:20 p.m.)

    The block designer tool was fun. It was great to be able to preview my fabrics. Thanks for the chance to enter and play with it.
  • 104. Helen (17 July 2012 at 4:12 p.m.)

    This looks like a lot of fun, but I couldn't get the designer to reset.
  • 103. Sally (17 July 2012 at 3:55 p.m.)

    That was a lot of fun. What a great way to see how fabrics interact with each other.
  • 102. Michelle M (17 July 2012 at 3:24 p.m.)

    Great tool! Once the fabrics are picked out it's a lot of fun to play with. I think a nice addtion would be the log cabin, flying geese and half -split half square triangles.
  • 101. Betty DeMott (17 July 2012 at 1:30 p.m.)

    I love the Block Designer concept and your wonderful selection of fabrics. However, selecting the fabrics is somewhat cumbersome. It would be great if you could bypass the cart or at least not have to visit the cart webpage. Some sites use a click on the image to specify a shortcut and a click on the image caption for more detail. You could place the item in the cart regardless so that the customer wouldn't have to do that step again after completing Block Designer.
  • 100. Julia G (17 July 2012 at 12:47 p.m.)

    Watched the demo and made the whole process of designing a block so easy. Now I can put together colors and see if they look good before buying. Great tool.
  • 99. Wanda Rohle (17 July 2012 at 12:44 p.m.)

    This is a great tool to use when designing a new quilt
  • 98. Elizabeth A (17 July 2012 at 12:39 p.m.)

    Oh I'd love to see a chain block. The Autumn Tints is close but really not the same. Nice block creator, it would be great if this could then tell you that you'd need 2 yards fabric a, 3 yards b, and 4 yards c to create a twin size quilt.
  • 97. Sue Earl (17 July 2012 at 12:27 p.m.)

    That is pretty cool- I have tried the new design part and it's really cool.
  • 96. (17 July 2012 at 12:24 p.m.)

    I love the new design tool. I tried several of them and they were very easy to work with. Good job...
  • 95. Susan Pearson (17 July 2012 at 12:12 p.m.)

    Found it very helpful to try the fabric on the website instead of remembering a close facsimile to try in EQ7.
  • 94. Susan (17 July 2012 at 11:37 a.m.)

    WOW!! I love your block designer. Great way to preview your finished blocks.Thanks
  • 93. Nancy Danish (17 July 2012 at 11:33 a.m.)

    What a great idea and fun way to plan a quilt and know what you are ending up with for a look.I can't wait till I can use it for my next project.
  • 92. Donna (17 July 2012 at 11:33 a.m.)

    I really enjoyed using this tool. Loved the Card Trick, it is one of the hardest to see what it will look like unless you do sample. This was like doing the sample without sewing. Thank you for this.
  • 91. Judy (17 July 2012 at 11:24 a.m.)

    What fun just putting yellow and purple together!
  • 90. Patty Young (17 July 2012 at 11:04 a.m.)

    I LOVE the block're going to see a lot of me in your fabric store! I especially like the card trick, and autumn tints. would like to see a log cabin block and a new york beauty! Thank you, you all ROCK!
  • 89. Susan Ryan (17 July 2012 at 11:01 a.m.)

    The Block Designer is fun to play with! I like to move my colors from light to dark in a block like Snail Trail, but was only allowed to use 2 colors in the block. I would have liked to have seen how the colors blended one to another using 4-5 colors of each color selection - that means I would buy 8-10 fabrics instead of just 2!!! It would be nice to have the names of the fabrics appear in the second column when the mouse hovers over them - I forget and when I'm looking at 2 similar fabrics, sometimes I have difficulty figuring out which is which. It would be really sweet to be able to have 2 blocks visible at the same time, so I could use different fabrics and easily compare them side by side. This is a really nice tool for helping me decide which fabrics work together well and which don't! Thanks!!
  • 88. Gregory Henry (17 July 2012 at 10:57 a.m.)

    What a great little tool to have around. Bookmarked this page right away.
  • 87. NancyinSTL (17 July 2012 at 10:56 a.m.)

    I like the option to select fabrics by color combinations and the block designer tool. I'd like to see more fabric and block choices--it's pretty limited now. The block designer tool can be improved by not including white space around each piece of fabric in the grid when filling in the block. It's otherwise very user friendly.
  • 86. Linda Lee Stovall (17 July 2012 at 10:49 a.m.)

    I loved playing with the Oriental fabrics with Ohio Star and also Card Tricks. It was really great to be able to "preview" what your idea would really look like. Great Idea! Thanks
  • 85. Suzanne S (17 July 2012 at 10:09 a.m.)

    Great idea. Any plans to let people upload their own block designs?
  • 84. Donna (17 July 2012 at 10:07 a.m.)

    Love it! What a great tool to play with.
  • 83. Sally Red (17 July 2012 at 10:03 a.m.)

    What a wonderful tool for your customers! I sampled it using the "card Trick" block and it was simple to use with instant results...Love it!
  • 82. marge in Louisiana (17 July 2012 at 9:57 a.m.)

    That was quite a learning experience. It really helps to audition the fabrics next to each other in a block. Thank you for doing this.
  • 81. QuilterBridget (17 July 2012 at 9:35 a.m.)

    The block designer was so much fun to work with! I'm glad you suggested this contest, as I'd not tried the designer yet. I appreciate the demo as well. The block I had the most fun with was the Autumn Tints block. There are many more blocks I'd like to see. My favorite would be a Dresden Plate.
  • 80. Marilyn (17 July 2012 at 9:34 a.m.)

    What fun to play with Block Designer. I would love to see Storm at Sea as a block design. This is a lot neater (literally) than pulling fabric from my stash and seeing which swatches play well together.
  • 79. Dawn Siden (17 July 2012 at 9:12 a.m.)

    This is a wonderful tool for selecting just the right fabrics that will go together once you get them home! What a concept! I find the ruler on one of my selected fabrics, to be a distration, though. Especially in the larger areas of a block where it appears 3 times!
  • 78. Nancy Schlegel (17 July 2012 at 9:09 a.m.)

    I tried the Autumn Tints and Ohio Star blocks. I like the way you just drag your fabric choice into the toned square and it appears on the block. I could play with this for hours!
  • 77. Lisa (17 July 2012 at 8:59 a.m.)

    It was fun playing with the Block designer. I'd love to see many more blocks which would make it more worthwhile. Some curved designs and mariner's compass would be great!
  • 76. angela (17 July 2012 at 8:53 a.m.)

    The block designer is great! I hope that more blocks will be added. I tried the card trick block with jewel tones.
  • 75. Linda Middlemist (17 July 2012 at 8:41 a.m.)

    I love the block designer. What a great way to see how the fabrics will look.
  • 74. Mary (17 July 2012 at 8:30 a.m.)

    I used the card trick design to check how certain fabrics looked on top of each other. I just love this tool.
  • 73. Nancy (17 July 2012 at 8:27 a.m.)

    What a great tool. I love playing with the fabrics in an actual block. It certainly changes the outlook.
  • 72. Janie (17 July 2012 at 8:20 a.m.)

    I love having the block designed there so you can actually see the fabrics connect and react with other fabric. Some fabrics look great separate but not together. Wonderful idea
  • 71. Kay S. (17 July 2012 at 8:19 a.m.)

    what a great tool it makes selection of fabric easier, thread choice improved, and you have a great selection of fabric on the website
  • 70. Marie (17 July 2012 at 8:16 a.m.)

    Great tool. Really helps the creative process for all of us who have difficulties visualizing the end product.
  • 69. Mary Ann (17 July 2012 at 8:10 a.m.)

    I love this tool. I tried the Card trick and several others and had so much fun picking the colors.
  • 68. Geri (17 July 2012 at 7:58 a.m.)

    I liked the autum tints, card trick and snails trail blocks. The more value shifts allowed me to play with more fabric choices. I would like to see the Jacob's ladder block because it can look so different based on color choices. I would like to remove the ruler on the fabric blocks to see full affect.
  • 67. Beth in TN (17 July 2012 at 7:57 a.m.)

    This is addictive!!! I usually buy fabric just to enhance my stash, but this tool would be quite useful for designing for a planned quilt, especially since I don't have any of the fancy quilt design programs.
  • 66. Susan (17 July 2012 at 7:54 a.m.)

    This tool saves a lot of time trying out fabric for blocks -- fun! Please add as many blocks as you can. Also would be great to have a view with 4-16 blocks, if not the whole quilt.
  • 65. Connie Anderson (17 July 2012 at 7:42 a.m.)

    Had fun playing with the designer toolthis morning. I plan on playing with it more and trying out all the wonderful fabric choices. It would be fun to have a Drunkards Path block or Feathered Star. What would be great is to be able to see the block tiled on a design wall so we can see what more than one block looks like placed side by side (maybe a 4 x 4 grid) to be able to play with color placement... Just sayin'...:-)
  • 64. Sondra Gingery (17 July 2012 at 7:32 a.m.)

    I tried several block, but used the Autumn Tints most. I also found the ruler on the fabrics distracting. (Maybe could use an option to turn it off after you see the size correlation.) Ideally,I'd also like to be able to add the fabric directly to the space in the block, rather than just to that general color. It would allow a better design of color play. Overall, this is a great way to see the colors together and does help to visualize them. This option would help influence my choice to purchase fabric from Superior rather than another web site!
  • 63. Ella Roof (17 July 2012 at 7:32 a.m.)

    This is a very nice tool. Thank you. Love it. I used the Ohio Star in blues and it was very helpful
  • 62. Sharyn (17 July 2012 at 7:29 a.m.)

    Neat. I tried Ohio Star. Really nice to see exactly what the colors will do.
  • 61. Marilyn N. (17 July 2012 at 7:26 a.m.)

    The block designer is a great tool. I used the Autumn Tints blocks with Bali fabrics and it was really helpful
  • 60. Janet Bonarski (17 July 2012 at 7:23 a.m.)

    That was fun! I found the ruler distracting also, what's its purpose?
  • 59. Beth G. (17 July 2012 at 7:22 a.m.)

    Wow, I got the Baby Talk fabric in yesterday and now I'm playing with the fabric on the block designer. Cool fabric and fun to play with this new tool!
  • 58. Scarlett (17 July 2012 at 7:19 a.m.)

    Block Designer is very cool. The log cabin block would be nice and basic. When I dragged some fabric to the block the ruler was across the fabric. That was a little distracting.?
  • 57. carole d (17 July 2012 at 7:19 a.m.)

    A great tool especially for color combinations I wouldn't normally choose
  • 56. barbara soumar (17 July 2012 at 7:17 a.m.)

    Great tool! I like the Autumn Tints block with Hoffman batiks(my faves).
  • 55. Connie Campbell (17 July 2012 at 7:14 a.m.)

    Fun tool! I tried the Card Tricks with batiks!
  • 54. Diane (17 July 2012 at 7:08 a.m.)

    ok, the hardest part is to justnot play with this all day long. The first day I did card trick over and over, I have to do it in fabric now. This is going to make my bucket list longer !
  • 53. Susan Loland (17 July 2012 at 7:04 a.m.)

    Wow, this is so neat. I often wonder how my purchases will go together when I get them and if I bought enough if I changed my mind from the orginal plan. This solves it all. I love how you have customers give input to improving your site.
  • 52. Ida Houston (17 July 2012 at 7:02 a.m.)

    I would agree with everyone above. Personally, I find EQ frustrating, but I want to be able to see how the finished product will look. This tool provides that. It is easy to use so you can at least get a sample of the whole quilt. Thank you for adding it!
  • 51. Melissa (17 July 2012 at 6:53 a.m.)

    What a fun tool! Usually, my vision is very different from what I end up with. This tool might help to make the planned result and real result a little more similar! Thanks!
  • 50. JD (17 July 2012 at 6:43 a.m.)

    I was really looking forward to trying this tool but unfortunately it does not work on an IPad. The demo doesn't work on the IPad either. So I am disappointed. Great selection of fabrics to work from and thanks for all the educational stuff.
  • 49. PJB (17 July 2012 at 6:40 a.m.)

    It was fun trying out the block designer. I tried several batiks in the snail's tail, card trick and autumn tints. It would be nice if you could see on the side what several blocks together would look like. I would like to see a sister's choice and radiant star.
  • 48. Cindy Amend (17 July 2012 at 6:38 a.m.)

    I really like all the patterns in the block designer, but my favorite is the Card Trick design. I tried them all and the ones using more colors were by far more useful.
  • 47. Jan (17 July 2012 at 6:29 a.m.)

    I like the block designer. It was fun to use. More fabric and block choices would be nice. I didn't know you had this feature, ver nice.
  • 46. ROBIN RODRIQUEZ (17 July 2012 at 6:24 a.m.)

    The block designer tool is a lot of fun. I would just like to see as many block choices as you have room to put them. Thanks for the fun!
  • 45. Laura G (17 July 2012 at 6:09 a.m.)

    That was quite fun to play with. I was surprised at how some of my choices looked. It would be nice if the measuring tape didn't show up in the fabric picture. Also, would it be possible to place different fabrics into areas that are colored the same? I would add a sawtooth star to the lineup. Thanks!
  • 44. Annette R. (17 July 2012 at 5:58 a.m.)

    Yes, it is a good tool to try out the fabrics! I like the Autumn Tinits block on here. FOr something simple to add, a split rail block would be good. Or maybe something curvy such as a drunkard path.
  • 43. Sue (17 July 2012 at 5:46 a.m.)

    I like the Autumn Tints block. I used two black one batik and one sm print in the largest areas and a lime green and deep blue for the smaller ones. I switched the blacks and what a difference. Great preview, very easy. I agree with the log cabin block suggestion.
  • 42. Justine (17 July 2012 at 5:38 a.m.)

    How about a Log Cabin block.
  • 41. Judy (17 July 2012 at 5:05 a.m.)

    I like the card trip and the snail trail blocks. As star quilts are very popular perhaps a couple more variations of a star block.
  • 40. Christina (17 July 2012 at 4:36 a.m.)

    fun! I know you'll have more block designs in the future and it gave me a reason to go virtual fabric shopping. Thanks
  • 39. Rosan (17 July 2012 at 4:15 a.m.)

    How fun is this!
  • 38. Lisa England (17 July 2012 at 4:09 a.m.)

    I especially like the Autumn Tints block. It looked great with the retro boho fabrics I tried. This is a great tool and I love the fabrics on your site!
  • 37. PJ Crayton (17 July 2012 at 4:02 a.m.)

    Great tool!
  • 36. Sandi Wagner (17 July 2012 at 3:36 a.m.)

    LOVE the Block Designer along w/the video on how easy it is to use. GREAT idea and glad I get your newsletters (besides using your (my favorite) threads)!
  • 35. Janet Frank (17 July 2012 at 3:24 a.m.)

    Great idea! What fun! May I suggest adding a Basket block. Thanks for a chance.
  • 34. judy (17 July 2012 at 3:02 a.m.)

    Fantastic idea. Had lots of fun changing the colours in the block
  • 33. Alice Benson (17 July 2012 at 2:43 a.m.)

    Since I am from Ohio, I prefer the Ohio Star Block Preview. I tried all the patterns and Ohio star block was my favorite. I prefer a 3 color combination. For Fabric 1 (white) I prefer Studio e Fabric retro Boho A. For Fabric 2 (gray) I love the Kona Bay Explosion of Colors. For Fabric 3 (black) I love the Timeless treasures Plume navy. I love red, blue and yellow together. This was fun. Thank you.
  • 32. Carol F. (17 July 2012 at 2:12 a.m.)

    THis could be my new addition. amazing how ut a ma oor hange an give your quit a new concept. Like ooring with fabric crayon
  • 31. Pat (17 July 2012 at 1:41 a.m.)

    that was fun, I enjoyed seeing how the various fabrics would look together
  • 30. Janice (17 July 2012 at 1:29 a.m.)

    Lots of fun! The 2-color blocks were easy - it was great to see all the possible colorways. But I liked Card Trick best because it allowed me to play with value more (which is harder for me). It would have been nice to be able to change one fabric choice without resetting the whole block though - in other words: to drag one of my fabric choices off or simply delete it. All in all, though, it was a great way to start my birthday morning!
  • 29. Deb R (17 July 2012 at 1:05 a.m.)

    Loved playing with the card trick block! Nice to see how the colors work or not together.
  • 28. Lurene (16 July 2012 at 11:13 p.m.)

    The block designer is a fun tool. And a great way to preview fabric/colors!
  • 27. Karin (16 July 2012 at 10:28 p.m.)

    I had fun playing with the block designer - boy, does it make it easy to see the contrast (or not, depending on what fabrics were chosen!). I really liked the Ohio Star best & I found it funny that #5 commentor Alice chose the same Riley Blake Green Apples fabric I did....I wonder if she also used blue & red and the Going Places to go with! Thanks for working so hard to provide us knowledge & tools that make our hobby so much easier & more fun!
  • 26. Angela (16 July 2012 at 10:26 p.m.)

    Great idea having the block designer connected to the fabric with the click and pulls, and I love your selection of batiks! I didn't see a log cabin design, and would suggest one. I am a fan of the block designer!
  • 25. Julie (16 July 2012 at 10:13 p.m.)

    Just found the block design. This will be great.
  • 24. Cherry (16 July 2012 at 10 p.m.)

    Love the Block Designer... great way to audition fabric before buying. Would love to see a Dresden Plate, Flying Geese, Spool, Bear's Paw... okay, I could keep going, lol! Thanks for the great tool.
  • 23. Debby (16 July 2012 at 9:57 p.m.)

    This was so much fun to play around with. I used our bigger PC which has a larger screen and had a blast. I look forward to more block designs.How about a pinwheel block? -debby
  • 22. Bonnie Fish (16 July 2012 at 9:48 p.m.)

    I had fun playing with the tool. My favorite block is the Autumn Tint. I used Red Rooster fabrics and there was a tape measure across the bottom of all of them. This was also in the blocks when I used them. Is there something I should have done to prevent this?
  • 21. Brenda J (16 July 2012 at 9:33 p.m.)

    What a cool tool! I love it-- very easy to use and very addicting!! Not sure it is a "block", but a lonestar "leg" or 1/2 of a lonestar would be AWESOME... rearranging colors on that and being able to see the effect.... what fun!
  • 20. Kate (16 July 2012 at 9:32 p.m.)

    Thats really cool. I could use that alot when shopping. Love the Card Trick block as well as the rest of them are great too. Thanks
  • 19. Melly (16 July 2012 at 9:26 p.m.)

    It was really easy to select appropriate colors for a block. I selected the contemporary looking block with the four interlocked diamonds in shades of sage green with a tan for contrast.
  • 18. Linda Lovely (16 July 2012 at 8:51 p.m.)

    I love the Block Designer! I would love to see you add these blocks: Oh! Suzanna Churn Dash Nine Patch Thanks!
  • 17. Sharon (16 July 2012 at 8:48 p.m.)

    I like the block designer a lot. Will you be adding something like the appliqued Sunbonnet Sue sometime? PS I found a lot of really nice fabrics that I loved as well! I will be back.
  • 16. Cheryl Dick (16 July 2012 at 8:24 p.m.)

    This looks like a great tool to have so I could see before hand what its going to look like. I need help picking colors so this could help a lot!!!
  • 15. Qwilter (16 July 2012 at 8:22 p.m.)

    That was so much fun! And I ended up with a combination that I love. I started with Studio E Boho yellow and added from the nature and blenders. So easy to find in the categories you have things grouped under!
  • 14. sandy (16 July 2012 at 7:52 p.m.)

    What a great tool to help play with color. I did the card trick with some benatrex brights.
  • 13. Annie (16 July 2012 at 7:51 p.m.)

    I tried the Card Trick block (one of my favorites) with some Kona Bay Ginkgo colors and some Northcott Stonehenge. I'm afraid it could be addicting. The only issue I had was the Ginkgo blocks showed the fabric ruler in the block preview.
  • 12. Marie (16 July 2012 at 7:50 p.m.)

    I love the block I can preview a block instead of actually sewing it like I used to do.
  • 11. Christine Jones (16 July 2012 at 7:50 p.m.)

    it's a really fun tool, would love to see a pinwheel included as well as a kaleidescope & the Hunters star thanks for the newsletters & the fun web site!
  • 10. Kym Snelson (16 July 2012 at 7:26 p.m.)

    Love to play with block of any colors.. How about having some sort color wheels that can relate correct colors to blocks.. I am not doing very well choosing it..
  • 9. Elaine Bush (16 July 2012 at 7:15 p.m.)

    The block designer is great. Liked the Ohio star.
  • 8. Kitty N (16 July 2012 at 7:06 p.m.)

    I like the autumn tints.
  • 7. Jean (16 July 2012 at 7:05 p.m.)

    Easier than I thought, oh, and loads of fun too. Could I please be the winner so I can get the fabrics I played with?
  • 6. Bonny (16 July 2012 at 7:05 p.m.)

    What a way to shop.... No guesswork!!! Love the thread colors that "pop-up" instantly...tried Ohio Star and Snails Trail.. Loved seeing the batks. Neat to play with...thanks
  • 5. Alice Hix (16 July 2012 at 6:55 p.m.)

    I had fun playing with the block designer. And I have some suggestions: 1. be able to delete a fabric or drag it off of the "3 column-drag fabric here" 2. be able to drag fabrics around on the '3 column' without having to find & drag from 2 column again 3. do not include the ruler in the fabric thumbnail, ie. Riley Blake Apple of Eye green fabric shows up with a 'white stripe' through it which ruins the effect 4. On the autumn tint block: a. the two deepest colors are hard to distinguish b. on the large square block, the thumbnails look distorted 5. on the '2 column' I would like to be able to a. click on a fabric name and return to its detail desc b. delete the fabric from the selection & cart
  • 4. Karen Pelletier (16 July 2012 at 6:54 p.m.)

    I love the block designer tool. I tried the Autumn Tints. It looked great with Batiks. Your web site is constantly improving. Thank You.
  • 3. Barb Malm (16 July 2012 at 6:41 p.m.)

    Very cool tool. Thanks for steering me there. I probably would not have tried it otherwise!
  • 2. Abby VB (16 July 2012 at 6:35 p.m.)

    It's a fun tool. I tried the Ohio Star and the Card Trick. It would be nice to see some paper-pieced stars. It would also be cool if you could control the colors more. I like a rainbow effect, so I would have liked to have been able to do different colors for the points of the star. Thanks for letting me play!
  • 1. Marta (16 July 2012 at 2:46 p.m.)

    I love the ohio star block preview!

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