X-Blocks & BasiX Workshops

Patricia Pepe brings fresh X-citement to the quilt world with her fun and exciting X-Blocks® and BasiX® templates! Her templates and no-waste techniques have been featured around the world in magazines and online television. X-Blocks® puts FUN in quilts!

  • Simple to piece blocks, straightforward designs and easy cutting techniques…all add up to fast and simply STUNNING quilts!
  • Beginners love the ease
  • Designers love the intrigue

1

Be-Weave It or Not!

Woven designs are incredibly easy to make when using the X-Blocks® or BasiX™ template. Two different workshops are available based on either the Mo's Basket or Unbeweaveable patterns.


A) Two-Color Woven design (Mo's Basket)
Specialized piecing with attention to color placement allows participants to create a design that appears to weave using just 2 different fabrics plus a background - one fabric will always be the vertical weave and the second fabric will be the horizontal.

  • X-Blocks® or BasiX™ template (any size) is required
  • Pattern will be provided
  • All skill levels

FULL DAY



B) Multi-Color Woven design (un·be·weave·a·ble)
A more complex woven design is achieved when a different color is used for each vertical and horizontal row of the weave (plus background). This workshop requires more concentration, but the sewing is not difficult. Participants will make the first nine blocks of the (un·be·weave·a·ble) pattern in class and will complete the full quilt on their own.

  • X-Blocks® or BasiX™ template (any size) is required
  • Instructions included for 9-block version as shown in detail; full quilt pattern available for purchase
  • Confident beginner to advanced

FULL DAY




2

Inside Out

By combining the weaving technique and simple strip-sets, a dramatic design can be created that looks complex but is amazingly easy to make. Using specialized piecing techniques and the X-Blocks® or BasiX™ templates, the finished piece could be used as wall art, a tablerunner, on wearables or tote bags.

  • X-Blocks® or BasiX™ template (any size) is required
  • Pattern included for participants in workshop; not available separately
  • All skill levels

FULL DAY


3

Thornton

Learn how to combine 2 different size X-Blocks® templates to create this stunning design. Simply-pieced blocks are made without cutting or sewing a single triangle and then transformed using the Large and Bellybutton X-Blocks® templates. So easy but looks so complicated!

  • Requires 7 1/2" X-Blocks® and Bellybutton-7.5 –OR– 6 1/2" X-Blocks® and Bellybutton-6.5
  • Pattern will be provided
  • Confident beginner to advanced

FULL DAY









3

Crown Jewels

Liberate the Nine-Patch!! One of our most popular workshops where participants learn a really fast (and fun!) way to transform nine-patch blocks into a spectacular quilt, wall accent or tablerunner using the X-Blocks® or BasiX™ templates. Emphasis is on color and value placement in the strip-pieced nine-patch blocks to achieve magical results!

  • X-Blocks® or BasiX™ template (any size) is required
  • Pattern will be provided
  • Confident beginner to advanced

FULL DAY








zippity-stripes - XBlocks Workshop - Patricia Pepe

Zippity-Strips

Simple as 1,2,3. With the X-Blocks® or BasiX™ templates, easy-to-sew strip-sets are transformed into a fabulous tablerunner of trees, stars, zig-zags or diamonds.

  • X-Blocks® or BasiX™ template is required
    • Use the Mini, Bellybutton –OR– Baby BasiX template to create small scale designs
    • Use the 7 1/2" –OR– 6 1/2" X-Blocks® to create large 'packages'
  • Includes pattern
  • All skill levels

FULL DAY


zippity-stripes - XBlocks Workshop - Patricia Pepe

Wrap It Up

No-peeking! Easy-to-piece blocks and an X-Blocks template are all you need to create adorable 'packages'. This design makes a cute wallhanging or tablerunner for holidays and special celebrations.

  • X-Blocks® template is required (Design cannot be made with the BasiX™ template).
    • Use the Mini or Bellybutton to create small 'packages'
    • Use the 7 1/2", 6 1/2" X-Blocks® or BasiX™ template to create large scale designs
  • Instructions will be provided; a variety of patterns using this technique will be available for purchase.
  • All skill levels

FULL DAY









zippity-stripes - XBlocks Workshop - Patricia Pepe

Smarty Pants

Create this dynamic quilt or wallhanging without stitching or cutting a single triangle! Participants will explore color and value placement in a simply pieced block to achieve optimum impact. Always a popular workshop.

  • X-Blocks® or BasiX™ template (any size) is required
  • Pattern included for 9-color version (plus background) as shown; full pattern which includes layout for 3 different sizes available.
  • Confident beginner to advanced

FULL DAY


zippity-stripes - XBlocks Workshop - Patricia Pepe

Fireworks

Learn to take simply pieced blocks made with 2 1/2" strips and transform them into a fabulous tablerunner or placemats using the BasiX template. There is no cutting or sewing triangles; straight seams only!

  • BasiX™ template is required
  • Pattern will be provided
  • All skill levels

FULL DAY





zippity-stripes - XBlocks Workshop - Patricia Pepe

Sweet Liberty

Create this patriotic tablerunner or placemats by combining the Mini and Large X-Blocks templates. Design is perfect for a 4th of July picnic, Memorial Day celebration or to honor a special person. Participants will make simply-pieced blocks using only squares and rectangles and transform them using the Mini and Large X-Blocks templates.

An additional tablerunner can be made with drop-off pieces from the blocks!

  • Requires 7 1/2" X-Blocks® and Mini-7.5 –OR– 6 1/2" X-Blocks® and Mini-6.5
  • Pattern will be provided
  • Confident beginner to advanced

FULL DAY



Interested in Booking a Workshop or Trunk Show?

All classes, workshops, retreats and lectures can be tailored to meet your group’s specific requirements.

Fees for 2016 are: $450 — full day workshop       $250 — lecture/trunk show

Multiple day workshops are also available — contact Patricia for fees. If workshop is booked along with a lecture, the lecture price is adjusted to $200.

Other expenses include .45 per mile round-trip or airfare and housing (hotel or private home) if spending the night.

You can contact Patricia for any additional information you may need.