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Old 10-22-2020, 03:10 AM
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I found a bag of pre-cut tumbler blocks, so decided to make a small quilt. I sewed pairs. but when I went to sew the pairs together they didn't go together. I don't understand how pairs can go together but pairs can' go together. Can someone help?
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Old 10-22-2020, 03:25 AM
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I can show you a picture of a tumbling block quilt laid out- not sewn together yet- if you look close you can see how if you sew them together in columns ( top to bottom, then sew the strips together how easily they go together. Hopefully this will help you see how they go together.
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If they are all the same size and you are sewing in rows, second one has to be flipped top to bottom and off set a little for the to sew even across top and bottom.
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If the pieces are all diamonds, they have the dreaded Y seam construction method. Find a YouTube video on doing Y seam diamond assembly to help.
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They are sewn in columns or rows not pairs with pairs.

Info and patterns here.

https://www.accuquilt.com/search?q=tumbler
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Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
I can show you a picture of a tumbling block quilt laid out- not sewn together yet- if you look close you can see how if you sew them together in columns ( top to bottom, then sew the strips together how easily they go together. Hopefully this will help you see how they go together.
Your quilt is lovely. I wish I had known that trick about rows when I made my tumbling blocks many years ago.
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I was wondering which tumbler she was making. Since I have the Accuquilt dies each one comes out the same but when I used a template not so much. So maybe what you should do to start is make a cardboard template and see if they are the same. Maybe they have been stretched over the years.
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There seems to be a confusion between tumbler and tumbling blocks. They are very different. Perhaps if you post a picture of your blocks it would help to figure out what's going wrong.
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the blocks are bigger on1 sides, 1 smaller and 2 same size. Missouri star has a tutorial and called them tumbler blocks. .

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Originally Posted by seazteddy View Post
I found a bag of pre-cut tumbler blocks, so decided to make a small quilt. I sewed pairs. but when I went to sew the pairs together they didn't go together. I don't understand how pairs can go together but pairs can' go together. Can someone help?
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If they are all the same size and you are sewing in rows, second one has to be flipped top to bottom and off set a little for the to sew even across top and bottom.
Here's a link https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2020...utorial-2.html
Originally Posted by seazteddy View Post
the blocks are bigger on1 sides, 1 smaller and 2 same size. Missouri star has a tutorial and called them tumbler blocks....
As Dunster pointed out "There seems to be a confusion between tumbler and tumbling blocks." I had forgotten about tumbling blocks until ckcowl posted hers.

Julie posted a good link and the full size picture of how to offset the edges is at https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NaTZ1fwPr...0/IMG_6493.JPG

I did a drawing in Paint. Hopefully, your pieces are more consistent then what I was able to do. If you sewed the pairs (indicated by black lines) together on the side indicated by the red arrows, you should have a parallelogram (indicated by the blue line). Then you should be able to sew them together as indicated by the green arrows.



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