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Thread: quilting a tumbler pattern

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    Super Member nannyrick'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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    I'd use a soft overall pattern in proportion to the size of the tumblers.

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    Here are a few close ups of my FMQ'ing that I did with my sewing machine on my tumbler
    Quote Originally Posted by nannyrick.com
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    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.
    She lives an hour away, but I'll try to remember to take a photo the next time I go over. My sister has some cognitive deficits and FMQ would be extremely difficult for her. We tried out several decorative stitches on her Pfaff before deciding on one. It made her "gaffes" on the stitching not at all obvious, even when she wandered a little from the seam or didn't free up the sandwich to move freely forward.

    The lighter weight of Aurifil really helps when using a decorative stitch, as it doesn't stiffen the quilting line. Variegated also helps camouflage mistakes. The only thing is that a decorative stitch takes longer for the machine to sew, so you move down a line much more slowly. Next time I think we will choose a stitch that is not quite as elaborate, so it goes a little faster. Some people like to use a serpentine stitch for SID, and we might try that. Serpentine moves side to side over the seam so you don't have to sweat staying *exactly* on or along the seamline.

    The back of my sister's quilt is really lovely because it has the tumbler pattern in decorative stitching.

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