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



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″.


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



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!


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



Use simple straight-seam stitching, and you’ll soon have a finished quilt!


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



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!


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



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!


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. 6" Tumbler Quilt Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Template by Clover
  • Join Tumbler Blocks to sashing strips at each block edge.


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!

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

Nancy's Giveaway

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.

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Sewing With Nancy Grandmother's One Patch Quilts by Nancy Zieman



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