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Thread: quilting a tumbler pattern

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    Super Member nannyrick.com's Avatar
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    I just finished a tumbler bed runner and was wondering how you would quilt it.
    Would you use SID or a pattern.
    Your replys would be appreciated.
    I forgot to mention, every other block is white.
    DGD wanted it that way.
    Thanks

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    how big are the tumblers? I'd probably do an all over pattern on a tumbler, but that's only because sometimes my seams aren't perfect and I wouldn't want to have an angle in my SID.

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    i'd do an all over pattern with gentle curves, not too dense

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    I do all over meandering and love how it comes out. I would not do stitch in the ditch. It makes it to puffy unless you like that look.

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    The tumbler is a very old pattern so I think I would do something very simplified like " inside all the seams. That way your quilting would show but not detract from the simplicity of the pattern. JMHO

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    I just finished a full/queen tumbler quilt with an allover pattern of loopy swirls - it's one of my favorite designs.

    With all the circular lines of stitching, it hides imperfect piecing and when you wash it, it crinkles up and turns "vintage" looking. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    The tumbler is a very old pattern so I think I would do something very simplified like " inside all the seams. That way your quilting would show but not detract from the simplicity of the pattern. JMHO
    Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    The tumbler is a very old pattern so I think I would do something very simplified like " inside all the seams. That way your quilting would show but not detract from the simplicity of the pattern. JMHO
    I've seen one done this way and it was striking!

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    My sister finished one using a decorative stitch over all of the seams. Looks beautiful! The fabric and batting were unwashed, and the batting was Warm and Natural. Thread was Aurifil variegated 40 wt.

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    That sounds like a great idea! Can you post a picture of it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    My sister finished one using a decorative stitch over all of the seams. Looks beautiful! The fabric and batting were unwashed, and the batting was Warm and Natural. Thread was Aurifil variegated 40 wt.

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