Thursday, September 19, 2013

Half Tumblers and GIVE AWAY

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Today at the sewing circle at the local quilt shop, I picked up a charm pack (or seven) to start a new quilt. I have been eyeing the Moda "Historical Blenders for a while now, and knew they would be perfect. But I also bought three different designs by Kansas Troubles and they look great together with these.

To cut a "half tumbler" simply line up the center line on the template with the edge of the charm pack. There are two different "halves" and you will need both of them. I cut a stack of 5-6 at a time. I then flipped the tumbler over and cut a set of mirror image halves. You will use a half tumbler at the beginning and ending of every row, so that there will be no trimming up needed, to square up the sides. With fabric at current prices, who wants to waste any?
This method leaves just enough fabric in the leftover wedge to...

Cut out at tiny tumbler! Oh you have no idea how happy I was when I discovered this!!! I would love to say I planned this, but it was just a very happy accident.

And them someone served cakes to all of us. Don't you just love quilters? How awesome is that? And it was very delicious. Yum.
So in the two hours (minus cake eating time) that I was there sewing, I cut 5 charm packs into tumblers, and sewed 15 rows of 9 across. So that means I'm about half way done with a top.
And I'm totally in love with the fabrics. I'll hopefully have the top finished to show you tomorrow when I announce the winner of the tumbler template. Don't forget to enter HERE.
Enjoy every stitch!


  1. Moe useful tips on cutting. Thank you again. Can;t wait to see your finished top.

  2. That is a good fabric pack. Am curious to see it made up in the tumblers! That little piece of cake does look irresistible!


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