Woven Tumbling Blocks
What do you see? Tumbling blocks or stars? Join Lori and learn to use your Wefty fabric weaving needle. This is a fun ‘no sew’ project where you’ll make a sample using fabric strips. You’ll create a unique piece of woven ‘fabric’ that you can then use in another project. It’s fun!
*Wefty Fabric Weaving Needle
*3 Fat Quarters- be sure that they are different colors or have a high contrast.
(you can also cut the needed strips out of your stash, a great way to use up fabric!)
*Fusible interfacing- 12” x 12” (SF101 woven fusible works great)
*Portable padded pressing surface (June Tailor’s Cut ’n Press 12” x 12” or a wool pressing mat or larger works great or you can cut a piece of foam core board about 12” x 12’)
*Pins and lots of them!!! (you don’t need to use your high quality sewing pins for this project)
*a Purple Thang or stiletto (optional, but really comes in handy during the weaving process)
*1/2” Bias tape maker
***Please prepare your fabric strips prior to class because it takes some time.
You have two options. You can make finished edge strips using the bias tape maker or you can use raw edge strips.
If using the bias tape maker to make finished edge strips…
-Press your fat quarters with Best Press.
-Out of each of the 3 fat quarters, cut (20) 1” x 18” strips
-Using the bias tape maker, press your strips to create 1/2” strips
*If you need help using the bias tape maker, please let us know.
(As an additional option, you can edge stitch or use a wide zig zag stitch down the center of your strips for added interest)
If you want to save time and not make the finished edge strips, cut your strips 1/2”. Please use batik fabrics as batiks are tightly woven and won’t fray as much.