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Thread: any ideas...I am trying to add a tumbler block

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    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
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    I am trying to add a tumbler block to each side of this top. I think its impossible...maybe I am just tired and not thinking clearly...
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    I can't picture what you are asking and never made one but your work is gorgeous. great color choices

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    the angles are different for tumbling blocks- you need to either square up the quilt sides= or add pieces to make the correct angle....or you can applique tumbling blocks onto a background- but the angles have to be the same in order to go together

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    I added the top and bottom rows and i wanted to added two side rows but I don't think its possible to add them as a tumbler block.. I think I will just cut the sides and than add a border.

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    It can be done. Just take your time. My suggestion is to lay the new blocks out and then sew them together to make the vertical stripe. At this point I would hand tack horizontal seams and then carefully sew the seams.

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    Not sure what that is, but your quilt is pretty.

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    You can do it. You will have to unsew an inch or two from the ends of each horizontal row. Add the tumblers to the rows, then go back and restitch the horizontal seams. It really won't be that bad.

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    No idea, but it is very pretty

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    This 1 block pc is called the Tumbler Block. I got one to go with my Accu-cut. I think the easiest way would be to just cut the side so it is all straight. That is what I am going to do with mine. I love your fabrics in the top!!! Great job! Orrrrrr you could applique it to the border all the way around.

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    I am sewing the blocks into a border...than I will cut the sides. I was hoping not to have to do that but it will be the easiest and fastest way. Here I go...

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    It's beautiful

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    PaperPrincess has the right idea. It is possible and not that difficult. GlassQuilts method would work too, but it would be trickier to sew on.

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    Don't see why you couldn't but I would make one row of 2 instead of two rows of one. It won't be as easy as a straight edge but is as doable as the corners of a lone star quilt.

    OR you could rip a few stitches on the horizontal seams add your extra blocks then sew to combine as if you had run out of thread on each row.

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    I love this quilt! Will you post a picture when you are done or even more progress pictures, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amBoo View Post
    I love this quilt! Will you post a picture when you are done or even more progress pictures, please?
    I second that.
    Annie

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