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Thread: Hello from the UK. Help please....

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    Hiya!!!

    well I have floated about these forums for a few days and decided to introduce myself as I have a conundrum that im hoping someone here can help with....

    Im a competent stitcher who avoided quilts for many years. Finally decided to give them a go.

    So I used a bunch of old jeans and made a great snuggle lap quilt (rail blocks quilted in the ditch) and then tried a single size "stretched stars" quilt (was still finishing off the FMQ at 10:30pm on christmas eve!) for hubby's christmas. They turned out great, and now I am officially hooked.

    So my next project is using "tumbling blocks" as a central feature on a single size bed quilt. I want to use the blocks to form a diamond-ish shape in the centre of the quilt on a plain cream background.

    So now for my conundrum. Do I want to patch in the diamond? or applique it? If I applique it, what is the best method to use?



    Hmm. have just realised this is an intro thread and I havent really told you much about me....
    im female, twenty-mumblemumble years old, married and I teach science at a local high school, I have no kids, 4 cats and I will try any kind of craft... except quilling... because I get paper cuts.

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    Hello and welcome from Argentina! Hope someone in here, (more expert than me) will soon help you. :D

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    Welcome from Kentucky! Wish I could help with the questions...Somebody will!

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    Welcome from Ohio, haven't tried the tumblin block yet so I can't help but I know someone will.

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario. I haven't done tumbling blocks yet so I am no help with your question.

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    Hello and welcome for NC. Applique techniques are user defined...what's easy for me may not be for you. I suggest trying several to find the one that you are comfortable with. You can search here on the board (top of page) for tips and tutorials. Enjoy!

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    No help either, but I want to welcome you!
    I'd love to be twentymumblemumble again !! :D:D:D
    Oh- I have 1 more cat than you! :D:D:D:D:D

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    welcolme may your stash always have what you need[sorry no help with your ?]

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    one more cat than me? eep... i find 4 a handfull

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    English paper piecing is a popular method to create tumbling blocks. You could also do this design on the machine. Just Google Tumbling Blocks and you will find lots of ways to make it.
    Good luck, and welcome from Arkansas!

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