I’ve presented a lot of techniques and projects over the years on Sewing With Nancy, and I know I’ve hit a home run when a member of the camera crew leaves their post, studies the project up close, and states, I want to make that!
That’s just what happened during the recording of the series, Grandmother’s One-Patch Quilts. Leslie and Cassie, expert camera wranglers—both twenty-something gals—were enthusiastic about stitching the Super-sized Tumbler Quilt. So with that unsolicited excitement, I enthusiastically tell you about my newest TV series that you can watch online at nancyzieman.com.
Highlights of Episode 2506—Grandmother’s One-Patch Quilts, Part 1
Use a multisized Tumbler Template from the Trace ‘n Create Grandmother’s One-Patch Quilt Template Collection to create tumbler blocks in sizes 4″, 6″, 8″, and 10″.
Learn how to trace and cut finishing pieces and full-sized Tumbler pieces. PS: The 10″ super-sized Tumbler is ideal for large fabric prints!
Use simple straight-seam stitching, and you’ll soon have a finished quilt!
Also, learn how to add sashing strips, a great way to vary the design. There’s a trick to this—ask me how I know!
Here’s the trick:
- 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 seam open!
- Press seams toward the Tumbler Block. Trim sashing strips at the top and bottom of each block with a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat.
- Join Tumbler Blocks to sashing strips at each block edge.
Including sashing strips adds interest to the quilt, and there are no corners to match!
For a chance to win a copy of the Trace ‘n Create Grandmother’s One-Patch Quilt Template Collection from Clover, leave a comment below sharing your current quilting project. The winner will be announced on April 4.
Watch Sewing With Nancy online.
Bye for now,