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Thread: Weaving Quilt Top Help Needed

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    I've read about this technique before but not much and now I want to try it. My questions are:

    1.) Are there tutorials out there that will teach someone how to do this properly?
    2.) What is the best way to secure it so it doesn't come unwoven or terribly tangled first time I wash it 'cause my quilts get lots of wear and tear on them?

    I did do a search before posting this question and came up empty handed. None of the posts covered what i want/need to know.

    I worked this picture up as a sample to show what I wanted to do .... this isn't the actualy colors I'll use.

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    two of my local guilds are having workshops this fall with someone that "invented" this technique (Anna Faustino). I plan to take one of the workshops in October. I think she may have published a book about it...

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    Sounds interesting. I will have to see what others say. I would like to try it.

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    I have been wanting to try this. I found a book on Amazon it's called Simply Stunning Woven Quilts. I haven't gotten it yet, but it is suppose to be very good. If you find something on line please post the information as I haven't seen a lot posted.

    I did look here and this is fairly good:
    blog.sewsara.com/?m=200804

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    (I never had experience before) but I think u must fix them on a base like muslin stitch on top and one side, after weave stitch on top sides of every stripe every horizontal and vertical and at last the other 2 ends.

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    I think I watched a Fons & Porter show using this technique. I don't really remember that much about it. though. I hope you find what you're looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    I think I watched a Fons & Porter show using this technique. I don't really remember that much about it. though. I hope you find what you're looking for.
    Yes, I just watched the show. It's was piecing that looked like a weaved quilt top.

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    I made pillows this way, with ribbon on a fusible backing.
    Please share what you learn about weaving a quilt top.

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    I think the F&P was a Weaver Fever, unless you're talking about a different show.

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    Never heard of it before so will be watching to see :lol:

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    In American Quilter's Retailer Magazine there is a pattern for this that is free for shops to use to teach or make kits or give as handouts. All quilt shop owners should have this magazine so ask. The free pattern is designed for shop owners to use for promotional purposes. Many don't go to the trouble of requesting a free pdf. file of the pattern each time and having a sample made up of the quilt. The pattern is called Woven as One by Susan Fuquay. Here is a great review and picture of the quilt:

    http://marklipinskisblog.wordpress.c...s-publication/

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    If you scroll down to the May 5th entry in this blog, you can see how she started hers.
    http://www.americanquiltretailer.com/blog/

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    I'm not sure how its done, but after looking at it I think I know how I would try it. I always like to leave my options for handquilting open so I know I wouldn't add a muslin backing or fuse it all down. Maybe if you take long strips of fusible and make skinny strips of it to layout and then fuse the very ends to to make the first set of rows it would stabilize enough to weave in the other direction. I just would make the lengths of fabric long enough to be able to cutoff the ends. Then sew the binding on and cut off off the longer ends with the stabilizer on it and continue in the normal fashion.

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    This technique is in one of Gerogia Bonesteel's older books. :D:D:D

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    I have an old fabric weaving book somewhere among my gadrillion books. If I remember correctly, the strips were fused to fusible interfacing and the edges satin stitched. I will attempt to find the book and get back to you if you have not already gotten an answer before then.

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    The edges are raw?

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    The strip is ironed folded so the fold is center back.

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    I would do it in blocks, maybe 10x10 or 12x12. Take a piece of fuseable interfcing, block size, and lay it glue-side up. Do your weaving over that. You have good "pin technique". Then press according to interfacing inst. Let it cool. Now, put your top together and your quilt sandwich. Using a zig-zag or decorative stitches quilt over your strips. Securing and quilting-all in 1 step!
    You can do it "whole cloth", just get a lot of interfacing (the lightest one you can find) Can't wait to see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    I have an old fabric weaving book somewhere among my gadrillion books. If I remember correctly, the strips were fused to fusible interfacing and the edges satin stitched. I will attempt to find the book and get back to you if you have not already gotten an answer before then.
    Found the book=Creative Fabric Weaving and she does fuse the blocks to interfacing. If you want to do "whole cloth", then you would need plenty of light weight interfacing like INSECURITY suggested. Whether you make blocks or whole cloth, you will have to satin stitch or other decorative stitch the raw edges... I've attached a pic of the cover of the book so you can get an idea of what it looks like.
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    Well, I have never heard of this for a quilt. That is so interesting and your colors are sure pretty.

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    You can see several patterns in the book Simply Stunning Woven Quilts at Amazon. Click look inside.

    they are gorgeous!

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    Learned something new today! Thanks quilters, now I have another quilt on my very long list.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    You can see several patterns in the book Simply Stunning Woven Quilts at Amazon. Click look inside.

    they are gorgeous!

    When you look inside one of the pages shows three ways to finish the weave. The blog I posted shows how to do a zig zag finish.

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    What a cool idea. That is all new to me. It does look pretty.

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