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Thread: template free tumbler block from charm squares.

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    Senior Member kellen46's Avatar
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    There seems to be some interest in this pattern in some discussions. I make this with no plastic template needed. It is great from 5"squares. I put it in PDF format to make it easy to save to your computer.
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    thnx for sharing...

    picked up a couple of charm packs from tuesday morning even though i had no idea what i was gonna do with them...

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    Got it thanks.

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    Wow, this is a great way to make the tumbler block. THANKS!!!


    P.S. This looks super super simple!

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    Wow! Thank you, this is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SundarKoyal
    Wow, this is a great way to make the tumbler block. THANKS!!!


    P.S. This looks super super simple!
    It is super simple, and great for scraps and charms....the only down fall is that if you are cutting from a strip there is a bit more waste as you can't rotate a template, but you can use the idea to make a plastic template. I went to the local radiology lab and asked for their old discarded x-rays. They gave me big bunch..enough for a life time. Anyway it is a sturdy translucent plastic that I can draw templates on and just cut out with a scissors. Call around I will bet you find some no good x-rays that would other wise end up in a dump. It also makes good stiffener for fabric boxes.
    I am going to work on some more template free patterns for charm squares ...I have two figured out already.....

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    Thanks so much. So easy that I think even I can do it.

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    Dear kellen 46, Thanks for the pdf. Makes my effort easier to do the tumbler design. :thumbup: :thumbup: Thanks for sharing........

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    Thanks - simple is best and it was very nice of you to share your technique!!

    Kathi in PA

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    Another great idea to help move those scrappy stash pieces; thank you so much!

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    Hi,
    That's a great tute. Would I try 10" on the bottom and 6" on the top for a 10" square? I thought that would be a great way to use up some flannel.
    Thanks in advance,
    lots2do

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks for the great tute!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lots2do
    Hi,
    That's a great tute. Would I try 10" on the bottom and 6" on the top for a 10" square? I thought that would be a great way to use up some flannel.
    Thanks in advance,
    lots2do
    I don't know what the math would be on a 10" square, why not try out some measurements with paper, when you find a pleasing proportion then go with that. I would mark and fold until you find what you like. As long as every one is cut the same it doesn't matter which you choose.

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    Thank you for sharing. I made a copy.

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    thanks for the tut it looks simple enough.

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    Thanks for sharing. Does the angle of the cut stay the same no matter the size of the block?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S
    Thanks for sharing. Does the angle of the cut stay the same no matter the size of the block?
    I did not calculate the angle, I just played around till I found one I liked. As long as the angle is the same on each block it does not matter what the angle is. This was the one I liked and looked good with a charm square. If you want to go larger or smaller just take a piece of paper and measure and fold till you get what you like.

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    Thank you for sharing. Have bookmarked this page

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    Thanks for sharing. this seems easy enough.

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    after watching a tumbler video, it was easy to see that a template could be made using a piece of 5" sq cardboard or plastic. I measured in 3/4" on both sides, but I like yours better at 1". thanks for the pdf.

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    Thanks so much. I am not quite ready to attack this pattern yet, but I love the tumbler look. Someday! :thumbup:

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    I just bought the Mis. Qlt. template yesterday but printed your instructions out also. Can never have too much information!

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    Great block thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you for your reply. When things get a little slower around here, I will play around with a 10".

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