Once the tumblers are cut, the chain piecing will make the process even speedier.
It's important to remember to overlap the points of the tumblers so that the stitching line (quarter inch) falls exactly where the tumbler points intersect.
Sewing from one set to the next is easy. Just remember that the second set needs to be facing the exact opposite of the first. To do this, I simply place the second bottom tumbler face up, the same orientation as the top tumbler that is face down of the set I have just sewn. Like this...
I remove the pins as I am sewing, just before I sew over them.
This gives me nice intersections, and the seams line up perfectly.
You can see that I never clipped the "connecting" threads, but you can if you want to.
Again, I press the seams open. It is very quick, and gives good flat results.
This is just a small sample, but I do this with the entire quilt. By adding one row at a time, without clipping the threads between rows, the blocks stay organized and there is no guessing which row goes where. I can piece quite a few rows very efficiently.
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Tomorrow I will show you what makes the half tumblers so fun!
Enjoy every stitch!