Amy Butler Softwares


Amy Butler has teamed up with Electric Quilt to produce Amy Butler Softwares, a digital collection of 22 new home sewing projects plus nine bonus projects for sewers of all skill levels. See the project previews here (I love the solid triangles quilt!). The program allows users to customize each project and pattern by adjusting sizes, etc. and preview with swatches of Amy Butler fabrics. (I don’t know if you’ll be able to import your own swatch library.)

Amy Butler Softwares will make its debut at Spring Quilt Market 2009 and be available to the public in June 2009. The suggested retail price is a mere $29.95.

It’s a Windows program that will require something like Virtual PC to run on a Mac. I can’t wait to check it out (and I’ve always wanted to play with Electric Quilt software) — maybe it’s time I caved and got Virtual PC!


  1. sandy says:

    That is so cool. Guess I’d better get my EQ loaded and learn how to use it. I loved all the photos. THANK YOU

  2. georgia says:

    Really? I am surprised that they are trying to market to the design/crafting community and completely shutting out mac users. Not a smart move.

    I would suggest using Parallels, it is more reliable than Virtual PC. Although it is necessary for things like this, it does feel like you’re defiling your mac. . .lol.

  3. Love all the projects! Thanks for sharing/linking :)

  4. Mary says:

    I didn’t realize it would only run on Mac. Some of my sewing projects will be featured in the final version. I’m not sure where, I think a customer showcase, something like that. I am a huge mac user and I don’t have anything like virtual PC, darn.

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  6. Vanessa says:

    I just purchased the software and have been playing around with it a bit. I like it, for the most part, although there were a few things I was disappointed with. I did a little mini-review at my blog….