Tumbler Quilt Top

Posted on June 11th, by Amy in work in progress. 32 comments

Hi there!  You’ve probably noticed that I’m off my usual schedule this week :)  The massive giveaway and end of the school year have changed things up for me – we have just been enjoying our days, and next week the new routine will be put into motion.  Complete with chore chart – don’t tell my kids yet!

Remember this stack of tumblers?
I sewed them up into this quilt top!

 These are all Art Gallery fabrics, from three different lines I believe.  Together a fun, scrappy quilt, that went together beautifully!  No seam ripper required – that’s my kind of sewing :)

I did pin all the junctions as usual, and used a consistent seam allowance – you do need to use the basics – but the perfectly cut pieces make for much easier sewing!  It measures 44″x72″ right now – I’m going to dig through my box and see if I have any good borders, but I may just leave it :)  
AccuQuilt is offering a huge sale on their Go! Cutters, if you are ready to make a purchase (hint, hint!) there’s no end date available, so hopefully it’s still available after I announce the winner on Monday.

 I’ve had a couple of questions about my bar for hanging quilts…Joe rigged it up for me a few months back.  A couple of brackets from curtains, no longer being used in the living room, and electrical tubing cut down to 10 feet.  The clips are from Ikea (different curtains) and I move the quilt around often so that I don’t have too much stress on anyone point.  I have been thinking about adding sleeves to future quilts.

I need to email a bunch of featured quilters and get those set up for the next month or so – it completely slipped my mind this week!  Next week we will resume the regularly scheduled Friday posts.
Have a great weekend!

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32 thoughts on “Tumbler Quilt Top

  1. how do you add borders to a tumbler quilt? do you do a half tumbler to even it out?

    i was given a tumbler template last month and haven't tried it yet. i think i will soon though!!

  2. The tumblers look great. I was thinking that would make a nice shower curtain with the tumblers and prim fabrics to match my bathroom.


  3. Love your tumbler quilt top! I can appreciate how important pinning and sticking to your seam allowance is for this piecing project. Love your quilt hanger too, which is a clever way to display projects.

  4. we must have tumblers on our brains, I just did one last week, just posted it.. ;-) love your scrappy one!!

  5. One of the die I would love to have if I win the Go cutter is the tumbler! I love those quilts but don't have the patience to cut out all those odd shapes, even with a ruler! This looks wonderful!

    Sandy A

  6. I ordered the tumbler die to go with the GO! cutter I won this week….should get that on Monday. I need to look at how folks are finishing the sides of their tumbler quilts. (I guess some might trim them so the edges are straight?)

  7. LOVE the quilt!!! I am glad to know that my family is not the only one adjusting to the new summer routine ;o). Good luck with the chore chart!

  8. I love your quilt you did a great job. How I would love to have the go cutter, I have so many quilts just waiting to get cut out.Have a wonderful summer with your children.

  9. Hi Amy, gorgeous quilt, I was interested to see that you open your seams up rather than pressing them to one side or the other, do you find this easier or does it give a better finish? I've always done them to one side and am interested in your thoughts :) :) Kylie

  10. Those tumblers are pieced together beautifully and I've set DH the task of a hanging rail for my sewing room – good one, thanks!

  11. That was a very good idea for hanging quilts. I think I have the perfect spot to put one of those in my sewing room.

  12. Seeing your tumbler quilt reminds me that I have one in a box that I started a few years ago. I think I'll get it out and start adding to it. Your stitching is so perfect!

  13. smileykylie – I do like to press my seams open! they lie flatter and seams are easier to match up!

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