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Wefty Woven Tumbling Blocks

February 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm



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What do you see? Stars or tumbling blocks? This is a fabric optical illusion called triaxial weaving. Instead of being woven with just warp and weft, the fabric strips are woven at 3 different angles. A fun ‘no sew’ project!

This weaving technique has been around for a long time and is now making a comeback in the quilting world. Instead of using grasses to make a basket, we’ll use fabric strips to create a unique piece of ‘fabric’ that you can then use in a project. We’ll make a sample approximately 10” x 10” in class and talk about different ways that you can creatively incorporate this technique into your quilting or bag making.

Supply List


3 Fat Quarters OR this sample is a great way to use up your scraps!

*I would suggest for your first project using 3 different color ways. At the end of the supply list please refer to how to cut and prepare your fabric before class.

Interfacing (SF 101works great), a piece at least 11” x 11”

Portable, padded pressing surface that you can pin into, such as June Tailor’s Cut ’n Press board, 12” x 12” or larger.


Pins- lots of them!

Wefty Needle– a tool available at Nana’s that helps with the weaving process. Another option is a bodkin, cut the Wefty Tool is flat and easier to use.

That Purple Thang and a stiletto or awl (optional, but I have found helpful)

For this class because of time I prefer to use raw edge strips, just cut 20 strips 1/2”out of each of your three fabrics for a total of 60.  Batiks would work great for raw edge since they’re tightly woven and won’t fray as much)

– Press your fabrics with Best Press

– The fabric stips do not have to be on the bias for this project.

If you want to do the traditional way you will need to cut out of each of the 3 color ways, cut (20) 1” x 18” strips

– Press your fabrics with Best Press

– The fabric stips do not have to be on the bias for this project.

– Press your strips with Best Press again and use the bias tape maker to make 1/2” strips



February 28, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Nanas Quilt Cottage
35 South 26th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904 United States
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