Printing templates for a block can be done from the Block Worktable or the Quilt Worktable.

From the Quilt Worktable

  1. Click the Print & Export tab
  2. Click Print
  3. Click on the block
  4. Click the Templates button

From the Block Worktable


  1. Click the Print & Export tab
  2. Click Print
  3. Click the Templates button


After clicking the Templates button (either the Quilt Worktable or the Block Worktable) you will see a windows like the one below.



Edit Name

The name shown in the dialog will appear at the top of your printout. If it is a Library block, it will always have a name. If you drew the block yourself or you want to change the name, click Edit Name, type a new name in the entry, and then click Apply. This will also update the name on the Notecard.

Finished Block Size

By default, Use size from quilt (if printing from the Quilt Worktable) or Use size from Worktable (if printing from the Block Worktable) will be selected. Width and height will be displayed, but the controls will be disabled. If you want to set the size yourself, select the option for Custom block size. Then type any size you want for the block. Note! You are typing in the size of the finished block that you want. EQ8 will automatically add the seam allowance for you.

Seam Allowance

If you want a seam allowance to print, check Print seam allowance and enter the width of the seam allowance. If you do not want a seam allowance to print, make sure the box is unchecked.

Print Key Block

The key block identifies each template with a label and prints on the first page of the printout. Select None if you don’t want the key block to print. Select Small or Large if you want a key block to print. Large is ideal for intricate designs with a lot of patches.


If you are printing an applique block and plan to use fusible web, you’ll want to check this option.

Line Thickness

Choose the line thickness you prefer for your printouts by clicking on the down arrow to display the examples. Then click directly on the line thickness you want in order to select it.


Type the number of copies you want of the printout.