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Thread: Tumbling blocks, cowering corner...

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    Junior Member QuilterMomOf3's Avatar
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    Tumbling blocks, cowering corner...

    My dad would really like the tumbling blocks pattern for his quilt but I'm severely intimidated.

    Could anyone please provide me with a decent tutorial?

    Thank you SO much in advance!! My dad is wanting to sew this patten for his 1st ever quilt he wants to make, but I have NO clue how to begin...
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    Kaye Wood has a video ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN8fJn39Mls ~ it uses strips and her 'star maker 6' ruler

    Another is from Marci Baker ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWpSETMbws4 ~ From her book 'ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks and More' plus a 60 degree (Clearview Triangle) ruler
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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn View Post
    Kaye Wood has a video ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN8fJn39Mls ~ it uses strips and her 'star maker 6' ruler

    Another is from Marci Baker ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWpSETMbws4 ~ From her book 'ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks and More' plus a 60 degree (Clearview Triangle) ruler

    Yep, Kaye's is the easiest. Also, at one time Alex Anderson had a single block that was on her show. I'm not sure if it is still on the DIY network or not....

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    Take your time, cut precise and most importantly, sew precisely, stopping 1/4" from the edge to make the Y-seams.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    I found it easiest to mark a small dot where I needed to stop sewing on all my diamond units. After a while I didn't really need the dot.

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    Look at this tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company:

    http://quiltingtutorials.com/all/eas...er-quilt-make/

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    Tumbling blocks are actually easy. You just have to "do th

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    If you buy the templates from Missouri Star, make sure you take a look at their daily deal. She also has a flat rate shipping fee of $5 so check out all the sale items. I have never bought on-line from them but have shopped in the actual store. (DH made a detour by it for me on a road trip last summer.) I'm still kicking myself for not buying those templates! And when you actually shop in her store, you can also get the daily deal. Bought a beautiful Christmas layer cake for only $19.95!

    http://www.missouriquiltco.com/deal-a-day

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    As you can see from the above posts, your dad has a choice to use Y-seams to make the blocks, or use a simpler method that puts a seam through some of the diamonds. I think the decision on which method to use depends partly on the fabrics selected (whether the seam would show up prominently and perhaps affect the design) and partly on how comfortable he feels making Y-seams. They're not really that hard, and he would get lots of practice making them on a tumbling blocks quilt.

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    I had bookmarked this site to try some day. Her completed quilt shown on the last page is beautiful.
    http://www.myquiltfabric.com/pdf/Tumbling_Blocks.pdf

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