Back to BasiX!

National Sewing Month 2013

Patricia Pepe - Quilt Queen Designs - BasiX - XBlocks - Quilting TemplateHi Moda fans! My name is Patricia Pepe of Quilt Queen Designs. I am the creator of X-Blocks and BasiX templates, books and patterns. Happy Friday the 13th! I consider this the luckiest day of the year so I’m particularly X-cited to show you my new BasiX and Baby BasiX templates! 

Now you can create quilts faster and easier with BasiX and the itsy-bitsy Baby BasiX. These nifty new templates have the same magic as the original X-Blocks, but were created for pre-cut strips such as Moda’s JellyRolls and Honeybuns. They work great with Charm Packs and Layer Cakes too!

I believe quilting should be fun. BasiX makes it fun and easy since the measuring and cutting have been done for you! Isn’t it time to get back to the BasiX and have some fun?

BasiX - Baby BasiX - XBlocks - Patricia Pepe - Quilting Template

The magical X-Blocks and the new BasiX templates are to be used with your rotary cutter on your pre-sewn blocks or strips for quick and fun quiltmaking. The possibilities are endless!

The BasiX template comes with it’s own carrying case, full instructions, 2 bonus patterns and extra hints and tips.
Quilting Template - BasiX - Quilt Queen Designs - Patricia PepeX-Blocks & BasiX can create hundreds – maybe even thousands of designs! And all with easy-to-piece, straight seam blocks and strips.

BasiX Patterns - Baby BasiX Patterns - XBlocks

Plus there are 12 additional patterns designed exclusively for the BasiX and Baby BasiX.
BasiX Step One
Simply sew your blocks or strips together. 
BasiX Step Two
Match the lines on the BasiX template to the seams of your blocks or strips.
Cut around the edges of the template with your rotary cutter.
BasiX Step Three
Voila! Magical new designs appear.

Sew Sweet
This design starts with nine-patch blocks.

9 patch quilt - BasiX - XBlock Template - Quilt Queen Designs
9 patch Quilt - BasiX template - XBlocks
Here’s a Jelly Roll variation on the nine-patch theme.
9 patch quilt - Jelly Roll Variation - BasiX template

Sew Traditional

This fabulous design is made with a patriotic Jelly Roll!
Jelly Roll - BasiX Template - Patriotic Quilt
Jelly Roll Patriotic Quilt - BasiX Template
Make some blocks with the Baby BasiX for a great border!
Baby BasiX Boarders - BasiX Template - Patriotic Quilt
Sew Modern 
Start with solid background and geometric prints.
Modern Quilt - BasiX Template - Geometric Prints - Quilting
Baby O Quilt - BasiX Template - Modern Quilt Movement
Sew Clever
Your design starts with just 3 strips!
(This is one of the bonus patterns included in the BasiX package.)
BasiX Template - Quilting Template - Bonus Pattern - Three Strip Quilt
Check out these other great designs made with the BasiX & Baby BasiX templates.
BasiX Quilt Pattern - Cup Cake Pattern - Quilt Queen Designs
(Made with the Baby BasiX – the blocks are only 2 1/4″!)
Baby BasiX Pattern - Labyrinth - XBlocks - Quilting Pattern

Tablerunner/Bed Runner or Body Pillow cover
Quilted Table Runner - BasiX Template - Symmetry - Modern Quilting

This is one of the bonus patterns included in the BasiX package!
BasiX Pattern - Origami Rose - Quiting Template - Precut Strips


Precut Strips - Jelly Rolls - Modern Quilt - BasiX Template Pattern


Modern Quilt Pattern - Quilting Template - BasiX - XBlocks

Modern Quilt - Template BasiX - Rainbow Quilt - XBlocks Products
(Another variation on a nine-patch)
Modern Quilting - Quilting Template - Quilting Ruler - Pre Cut Strips - BasiX - XBlocks
You can click the buttons below to view my videos with a demo using the template or my blog posts which show more designs made with the BasiX and X-Blocks templates!  
I will be giving away one of the BasiX templates to a lucky winner! To enter please leave a comment on this post.  

You will have until September 30th at midnight to comment. All winners will be randomly selected and announced on Moda – The Cutting Table Blog on October 2nd.
Make sure to visit the blog every day for the opportunity to win each giveaway!  

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363 thoughts on “Back to BasiX!

  1. What an awesome tool! These quilt patterns are just way too much FUN! I will be looking to get one of these soon! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  2. Love, love, love it!!! This seems like “modern quilting made easy” to me. I’d love to have this ruler in my sewing box. What a fabulous creation.


  3. i am new to sewing and really want to learn to quilt. i have started a small project but haven’t had a chance to finish it so i can’t say i have done any quilting yet. this would be AWESOME to win!!

  4. WOW! what a way to spice up straight lines and make it easy to match them up when you sew them back together. I have been wanting to do a quilt with very bold lines using black as my background and super colorful batiks as a contrast. This would be perfect for that! Would love to win 🙂

  5. I think the 13th is the best day too, especially when it lands on a friday!! Great tool! If I don’t win, I think I’ll have to buy one! Love the quilts and all the possibilities!

  6. So interesting and clever! What size strips do you need for original XBlock? I think I would like to get it in addition to the BasiX for jelly roll usage. And are XBlock and BasiX patterns interchangeable (except for the meaurements)?

  7. I just love all the different angles. Would love to win it. In the middle of doing a lot of cutting. Christmas quilts for the family presents.LOL It’s a great tool. good luck to all…….

  8. woah!! a new toy i hadn’t seen before?? what’s up w/ that….must have…must make….can’t be out of the loop…holy cow….plus i already have several jelly rolls just waiting to be sewn into something gorgeous

  9. The sew clever design is awesome! Designs like this are so amazing to me. I would absolutely love to try it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Wow! I noticed most of our comments start with wow. We are all amazed at the different patterns we can create with our quilts with your template. I would love to win this. Thank you for the chance.

  11. I really like the designs your ruler makes from strips. What I’m not too crazy about is the waste each block makes. Is there anyway to improve that?

  12. Wow love the quilts that you can make with the rulers. One can’t have to many rulers to work with. Would love to have these. Thanks for sharing.

  13. How stinkin’ smart is this ruler and all the patterns. I love it (and now I know why I am on a quilt diet) – I want it all. Looks like a fun and easy way to make some totally cute quilts (and use up some of my stash)

  14. How stinkin’ cute is this! Would be an easy and fun way to create some quilts and get rid of some of my stash! this is going to be a must have for me

  15. Thank you for this amazing post.. I always eagerly await the MODA .. The Cutting Table for great tutorial and news and I must say this new tool BasiX and Baby BasiX are simply amazing .. They have my mind racing with endless QUICK possibilities for starting and finishing amazing quilts and projects, therefore reducing one’s UFO to NO MORE of them, Ha. Thank you for the opportunity. Regards Joyclyn T

  16. What an amazing grouping of quilts created using this great tool. I definitely must have this tool. If I don’t win, then it for sure is going on my wish list.

  17. Wow! Such a simple ruler and yet it makes such wonderful quilt so easily. Thelma from Cupcakes ‘n’ Daisies always talks about her rulers and how she can make beautiful quilts trouble free. I too want that ruler and make gorgeous quilts like her. Thanks for the chance of winning.

  18. It took me a while to connect the dots about the new tool being made for precuts. I know, I’m slow. I kept saying to myself, this looks just like the X-Block that we already have. Since I don’t have the BasiX tool I’ll have to buy one of every size for the shop and start all over on classes. Thanks!

  19. I do love making blocks and then cutting them into another block to form a pattern. These rulers are right up my alley and I love the “Origami Rose” pattern too!

  20. This is a very unique way to make quilt blocks. I teach at a local quilt shop and I would love to use this tool for a class. Our customers love to learn new shortcut techniques to make blocks that really look hard. Great Job! Love the videos..TJ

  21. I’m new to sewing, but this looks so easy and fun! Would love to win this, and try my hand at making a few projects for my daughters nursery!!!

  22. maybe now I could try the harder quilts. I’ve been scared of some, I have so much trouble measuring and getting the templates to work correctly. I hope I win

  23. Patricia Pepe has out did herself with this templet design! She has enabled the quilter at any skill level to complete complicated quilts with out a math or engineering degree. It is simple yet complex in results Thank you Patricia you are a genus. Judy McGraw

  24. Loving these posts for fun and versatile tools! They are all new, quick and fun! I’ll definitely be checking this one out! Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. What a cool template. I like what you can achieve by just using different size blocks or strips. All your quilts look so different. Hard to believe that is the same template.

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