Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Quilt with Sashing



Stitch an easy quilt—from just one block!


Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Quilt



Make that same one-block quilt design more dramatic with the simple addition of sashing strips.


Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Quilt with Sashing Strips



Use the multisized Tumbler Template from the Trace ‘n Create Grandmother’s One-Patch Quilt Template Collection to create tumbler blocks in  4″, 6″, 8″, and 10″ sizes. Choose four coordinating fabrics, batting, and backing.  
Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Template by Clover



  • For this project I chose the 6″ Tumbler block. The template tells me to cut 6-1/2″ crosswise fabric strips.


Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Quilt Template by Clover




Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Template by Clover



  • Rotate the template and trace the 6″ tumbler block. The die cut openings are color coded for easy tracing.


Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Quilt Template by Clover



  • Again, rotate the template and continue to trace tumbler blocks—the entire length of the fabric strip. Cut blocks apart at traced lines using a rotary cutter and ruler.


Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Quilt Template by Clover



  • Cut  1-1/2″ x 42/44″ crosswise fabrics strips for the sashing.
  • Stitch Tumbler Blocks to long sashing strips, leaving about a three-finger space between blocks. If you don’t leave enough sashing between blocks, you’ll come up short when you press the seams open!


6" Tumbler Quilt Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Template by Clover



  • Press seams toward the Tumbler Block. Trim sashing strips at the top and bottom of each block with a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat. 
    Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Quilt Template by Clover



  • Join Tumbler Blocks to sashing strips at each block edge, creating rows. Assemble rows: For this quilt, we assembled nine rows. Add 1-1/2″ crosswise fabric/sashing strips to frame the one-patch quilt design. Add 2-1/2″ (or wider) borders. Bind with your favorite quilt binding method.


6" Tumbler Quilt Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Template by Clover



Including sashing strips adds interest to the quilt, and there are no corners to match! In the Grandmother’s One-Patch Quilts DVD I show how to make this quilt, and more!


Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Quilt with Sashing Strips



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