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Thread: hand pieced tumbling blocks

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    i love the idea of hand piecing and taking with you to work for lunch breaks. maybe you could start a group on the board for those who would like to do it too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappy
    hand piecing is not difficult, just more time consuming, obviously.
    Jinny Beyer would argue that point. :wink: :wink:
    In something like this block, though, done the traditional way, I'd have to agree with her. I was amazed watching her put together a few blocks.
    If I decide to hand piece, I would use the accucut. If I stick with the machine, the Jinny Beyer method would probably work best for me. I think I tried to find her book (easier for me to follow than the video... books are always easier for me) but the book was no longer published. I may look for the book again. I have been toying with the idea of doing a quilt with tumbling blocks for a long while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappy
    hand piecing is not difficult, just more time consuming, obviously.
    Jinny Beyer would argue that point. :wink: :wink:
    In something like this block, though, done the traditional way, I'd have to agree with her. I was amazed watching her put together a few blocks.
    If I decide to hand piece, I would use the accucut. If I stick with the machine, the Jinny Beyer method would probably work best for me. I think I tried to find her book (easier for me to follow than the video... books are always easier for me) but the book was no longer published. I may look for the book again. I have been toying with the idea of doing a quilt with tumbling blocks for a long while.
    I think you misunderstood. Jinny Beyer is ALL about hand-piecing.
    I was trying to say that she argues that hand piecing, in some instances, is faster.
    And if you have an AccuCut or Go or whatever - you should use it to cut your pieces regardless of the method you choose to piece.

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    Oh. I thought she was the one on the video. Thx.

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    Done this block w/Marci Bakers technique...no y-seams. Really is a fun quilt when you use her method. Best of luck

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    i have made about 60 tumbling blocks by hand using jinny beyers' hand piecing techniques book. the reason she can sew them so quickly is because she stacks lots of stitches on the needle... similiar to her gathering a fabric for a skirt. we are retired and travel a lot and i always have something to bring along.
    she gives the template pattern and some wonderful other quilt designs using the diamond pattern.

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