Monday, August 15, 2011

Accuquilt GO!Baby Tutorial: Tumbler ring block

Alright, y'all...time for my second Accuquilt GO! tutorial.  This time I am using the 3.5"  tumbler die. 

You will need Background fabric (at least 17" square)
Spray adhesive or pins
13 3.5" tumbler blocks cut using the Accuquilt GO Baby.
 Cut 13 tumblers from your favorite prints.  This line is by Ty Pennington.  Sew them together with a generous 1/4" seam.  By this, I mean your seam will be exactly one thread width wider than if you were using a 1/4" foot with a guide.  I find that without a guide, many machines have their presser feet set at a generous 1/4", so if you think that's the case with yours, sew them together first.  If they lay flat then you've got yourself a winner.  If not, just sew another line right by the original seams (farther from the raw edge).  It will help the wreath lay flat.

Adhere the ring shape to your background fabric using spray baste or pins.

 Stitch with a blanket stitch or zigzag around the inner ring and then the outer ring. 
 Baste and quilt.
Now you're ready to turn this little tumbler wreath into a cute modern pillow!

Next week I will try to do a tutorial for the diamond die.  After that...giveaway time!

9 comments:

  1. Very fun. It would make a great port hole....imagine all of the fun things you could have looking in...or out.

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  2. I LOVE that fabric. Supah cute! :)

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  3. What a great idea! Neat fabrics too!

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  4. This would be *fabulous* in Christmas prints as part of a table runner/wall hanging/Santa sack/tree skirt or pretty much any other Christmas project! That's the coolest thing I've seen done with the tumbler die.

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  5. Oh I would never have thought to do this!

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  6. I'd would never have thought of this way of arranging tumblers!! Very creative. Thanks, Kathie L in Allentown

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  7. ...just one more reason why I want the Tumbler die.

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  8. I thought I was the one that thought this up...and then someone sent me your site...I was so sad but glad that there are those of us who think alike...love yours...

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