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Thread: Tumbling blocks??

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    Junior Member keolika's Avatar
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    HI, I am a fairly new quilter, have completed about 10 projects now, long ways from perfect, but each one better than the last, and I am accumulating"toys" that make life easier. Anyway I am intrigued with the TUMBLING BLOCK PATTERN, does anyone know of an easy pattern I could do? Golf is over, and a long winter is looming. I am loving all the helpful hints from all you experts on this board, you are wonderful.
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    There is a strip piecing method for making tumbling blocks without the set in Y seam. It is called "Not your grandmother's tumbling blocks". There was a book but I believe it is now out of print. Amazon no longer has it available. If you google it there are you tube videos and I am sure on line tutorials on how to do it. You could also see if your library could get the book or you could try to pick it up used.

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    Welcome from Alaska.

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    If you go to aliciasattic.com, she has the new book that includes the material from the abovementioned book.

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    paperpieces.com has design sheets (free download) the paper templates and lots of great instruction to make tumbling blocks. they are fun!

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    I just made my hubby a pillow from the leftover tumbling blocks. Sewed the pillow by hand - the quilt by machine. I did the old-fashioned method with inset seams. It is not hard - just tedious because you have to start each seam 1/4" in from the edge and stop 1/4" from the edge.

    Here is the pic.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-70976-1.htm

    and here is the pic of the full quilt.
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    Here is video how to do tumbling block using the strip method.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWpSETMbws4

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    I highly recommend the strip pieced method, unless you enjoy sewing Y/inset seams :D:D:D

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    Mad Quilter...I love that quilt!

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    That is a beautiful quilt, Congrats on a job well done.

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