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Thread: Strip-Piecing Wizard software from Quilt Pro. Is it worth the money?

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    Got an email from Quilt-Pro about it. If you purchase Vol 1 by Aug 10th, you get Vol 2 thrown it. That is 1,000 blocks total. Went to the website and if I order the CDs (I'm a chicken about downloads), it will come to about $42.50. (They charge double for shipping 2 CDs??? Even I know that the shipping cost for 1 CD is the same!)

    Here is the website with a description, sample blocks, sample printout, etc.:
    http://www.quiltpro.com/go.php?id=St..._Vol1_mainpage

    I can see how this software could be useful, but I was not overly impressed with the 50 blocks on display. A lot of them I would never make. I'd love a nice bear paw, though, and maybe a few on-point blocks.

    Other companies offer similar software. Just wondering if anyone has this type of software and what they think about it. I know I don't want elaborate quilt design software like Quilt Pro 5 or 6 right now, as I absolutely do not have time available for learning software or fooling around with design options. I need simple, fast, and easy-to-use but not DULL!

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    If you looked at 50 or so and wouldn't make many of them, then it seems as if it wouldn't be such a good buy for you. Couldn't you spend less and just get the individual (i.e. bear paw) ones you want?

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    Don't be timid about the downloads, I download lots of Quilt Pro buys and never had a problem. You can download several times if it messes up but so far I haven't had any problems at all. It's much cheaper to have patterns send online. I always check to see if quilt book I want can be download before buying. I can print out only the parts I need and not have to store the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    If you looked at 50 or so and wouldn't make many of them, then it seems as if it wouldn't be such a good buy for you. Couldn't you spend less and just get the individual (i.e. bear paw) ones you want?
    The software comes with all the blocks built-in. I can always get individual patterns, but I am considering the software because it calculates how many strips to cut and how much yardage is required for the size block and number of blocks I want. I dread that kind of math, probably because I've made too many mistakes with it.

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    I have Quilt Wizard and it is nice but it dosnt show the simplest ways to make blocks. Especially flying geese and half square triangles.
    I use El Burns methods for these and they always come out perfect.
    But it is fun to use to design a quilt and size blocks. It costs 29 dollars but dosnt have as many blocks as the other software. It is worthe the 29 dollars for what it does do.

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    it seems so limited to me. i'd spend some more money and buy EQ instead.

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