Sew Precise! Review by Sharla Hicks © 1998
NOTE: All Sew Precise Blocks can be added to Electric Quilt.
SEW PRECISE! is a Block Library Program only (no drawing tools). Paper piecing (foundation piecing) has now gotten even simpler! This little program also includes the option to open your favorite Internet browser directly from SEW PRECISE!
Preveiw screen from collection 1 showing how all programs will work.
When the programs opens to a Split window with Files listed on one side and the Pictures of the selected library blocks on the other.
The Print Screen includes choices for printing a foundation block like Mirror (for iron on), Print Grayscale (for color coding), Print Dashed Lines, Print Numbers, Select number of copies to print, and the choice to print as many as fit to a page, and prints across multiple pages for larger blocks.
One of the most often questions I get is, "Does the program tell me how to create/make/sew 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 including regular block, multiple unit block, and curved block piecing. The graphics include color photographs of actual block construction which are very descriptive.
Sew Precise! Operations
SEW PRECISE! runs in the standard Windows Format that we all are getting used to. It has 3 screens, the Main Block Selection/View Screen, the Print Screen, Print Overview Screen and uses the standard Help Files/How-to Dialogue Box.
Menus and Toolbars
The built-in simplicity of SEW PRECISE! translates over to the Menu and Toolbars. The View Block screen uses only 3 top menu items: an abbreviated File Menu, View Menu (for adding or removing toolbar and status line) and a Help Menu. Included are Button Graphics that let you Go On-line, or directly to the Print screen, Help Files or How-to Instructions included with this little program. The Graphics for the Toolbar and the Buttons can be reformated with SEW PRECISE!'s 10 fabric choices or 6 buttons -- this is a really fun little addition!
No drawing tools. This is strickly a block file program.
Learning Sew Precise!
Simple and easy-to-use is the foundation (no pun intended) of SEW PRECISE! and learning it is no exception, instinct will lead the user and easy-to-use Help will answer any questions. There is no manual included with program. SEW PRECISE!'s extensive and well created Help and How-To (for sewing) Files replace the manual. The Help and How-to files use the familiar Windows help dialogue box that Windows users are used to. The Help and How-To files are rich with Contents, How-to for the program, Frequently Asked Questions, and How-to for sewing foundation blocks, multiple Unit Foundation Blocks and Curved Blocks!
Sew Precise! CD's include: Help and How-to Files that act as an on-line manual
Software containing over 800 foundation patterns to print in any size. Includes dogs, dinosaurs, musical instruments, stained glass, etc. All patterns can be used alone or in EQ4.
Collection of over 600 Shirley Liby blocks contains all of the patterns from her four best-selling books: Paper Piecing Patterns, More Paper Piecing Patterns, and Even More Paper Piecing Patterns. Plus: 100 new designs following her most popular themes.
This collection is picture & theme oriented:
Sew Precise: Collection 1 & 2: NO LONGER AVAILABLE AT SoftExpressions.com
1100+ foundation block patterns to print in any size.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE AT SoftExpressions.com
Computer System Requirements: