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Thread: Questions about tumbling block pattern

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    I found the strip pieced tumbling blocks to be simple construction. The concern is there are lots of bias edges to keep from stretching. This was my first quilt ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OR Piecemaker
    I found the strip pieced tumbling blocks to be simple construction. The concern is there are lots of bias edges to keep from stretching. This was my first quilt ever!
    Your first? Surely you jest. It's great!
    (OR, as in operating room?)

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    Yes Yes Yes...Thank you

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    I have been working on a tumbling block or seven sisters quilt that is strip pieced. I am using the directions from "Not Your Grandmothers Tumbling Blocks" by Macie Baker. I chose to do mine in lavender and white..so...it is a seven sisters quilt. I tried a block doing the standard way with all the diamonds...and I was pulling my hair out. Now..I have several blocks completed and it looks great..the strips do not affect the design at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janetlmt
    I have been working on a tumbling block or seven sisters quilt that is strip pieced. I am using the directions from "Not Your Grandmothers Tumbling Blocks" by Macie Baker. I chose to do mine in lavender and white..so...it is a seven sisters quilt. I tried a block doing the standard way with all the diamonds...and I was pulling my hair out. Now..I have several blocks completed and it looks great..the strips do not affect the design at all.
    I have tried both ways and like you, found the strip method much easier. I am very thankful that there are people out there who have the talent to figure out "the easier way" and then share it with the rest of us.

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