3D folded blocks are built by layering folded shapes, starting with a foundation
square, stitching around the perimeter of the block as each layer is added, until
you are left with a layered version of a traditional block suitable for a variety
Something we discovered when making our first blocks was the pretty steps along the
way, so we designed two projects that show the progression of a block, including
the Breeze Catcher shown above.
And these are the folding and layering diagrams for Union Square, the block in our
web site header...
Folded blocks are not hard to make, but there are certain challenges inherent to
working with so many layers of fabric. If you begin with the 3-block sampler tutorial
in our book, you'll get past the learning curve quickly. It has all the tips that
you need, taking you through all twelve of the folds we use.
Please check out the FAQ page, for info that had to be edited out of the book in
the interest of length, along with the page on how to plan projects that will be