This pattern shows you how to make Zen Blocks rice pattern weights with written instructions and detailed diagrams. I use them for a million things besides weighing down pattern pieces. At my house they are also: stress sqeezers, cookbook page weights, tic-tac-toe game pieces, helium balloon weights, pin cushions and stackable sewing room decor!
-Fast construction and SO FUN!
-They make great gifts for sewing friends!
-Fat Quarter friendly!
-Each block finishes at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
-Lots of options for filling materials, but we love jasmine rice.
-No pattern pieces, each block is made from a rectangle.
Approximately ? Cup dry uncooked rice (I like Jasmine) or other fill
Beans, lentils, ground nut shells or plastic bead fill are some suggestions
NOTE: For pattern weights - use dry fill only. NO OILS!
Funnel or paper cone
9” x 5” piece of woven fabric (a fat-quarter yields 8 blocks, a fat-eighth yields 4 blocks)
Matching all purpose thread
Sewing needle for 1 ½” of hand sewing