Words are wonderful， aren't they？ I especially love it when one word has lots of different uses. Take "weave" for example. In general， it simply means to go in and out. But it can be a verb or a noun or even an adjective. You weave a tale of mystery and intrigue； you can weave dangerously through speeding traffic； you can weave fibers into fabric. Today， we've put the word to work to describe the intricate woven braid pattern on our patchwork pillow.
We give you the complete step-by-step instructions for our own woven braid design. We came up with two additional blocks， and show all three below： (left to right) Woven Wreathpersonalized gifts for her， Woven Braid， Woven Pretzel. The more experienced quilters in our audience will be able to simply glance at all the designs and understand the steps needed. If you are new to piecing， start with the tutorial below， and soon， you too will be "quilting in your head." And... just so you know， these are names we made up. If you wish to give them more traditional quilt block names， you certainly can (but our favorite word， "weave" will be sad if you leave him out).personalized wedding gifts
If you are brand new to patchwork， check out our Quilting Basics： A Five-Part Series for Beginners.
Our pillow was created in Pirouette by Verna Mosquera for FreeSpirit Fabrics， an older collection that is no longer readily available. We selected some new options from our friends at Fat Quarter Shop. The pattern works best in a collection than has a variety of smaller motifs in distinct colors in order to achieve the pretty braided effect. Click on a collection sample below to see the full range.
The pillow finishes at approximately 16" x 16" excluding the piping.
Our patchwork pattern uses FOUR different fabrics. We have letter-coded the cuts on the layout diagram below. These same letters are used within the supplies list. The diagram is also "exploded" so you can easily see the nine blocks which make up the pillow front. As with all our tutorials， we recommend reading through all the instructions at least once before you dive in.
The yardages shown below include enough extra for precise fussy cutting.
NOTE： When you need to cut multiple pieces that are the same depth but different widths， it is easier， faster and more accurate to first cut width of fabric strips (WOF) at the proper depth (in this case 2？" or 4？") then cut these strips to each size needed.？
Contributors Project Design： Alicia Thommas？ Sample Creation and Instructional Outline： Debbie Guild
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