Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Scrappy Tumblers

One of the scrappy projects I've started lately will be made of pretty much all of my brown scraps plus a few pulls from stash. I've had a brown quilt on my mental agenda for a while now, and suddenly, it needed to be made from tumbler blocks. I'm cutting my own and thought you might like to see how easy it is to cut them without a template or special ruler!

I eyeballed the size and shape I was after and began by cutting a fabric piece 4 1/2" wide by 6" tall. To create the tumbler, I found it worked well to place the rectangle exactly in the lower corner of the cutting mat along the axes and at the zero mark.



Place your acrylic ruler at the very top left corner so it also crosses the 1" mark on your cutting board. Cut along the ruler, trimming the left side off; discard. Similarly, place your ruler at the very top right corner so it also crosses the 3.5" mark on your cutting board. Cut along the ruler, trimming the right side off; discard.



Here's your tumbler block! See how easy that is? And if you'd like your tumbler shaped or sized differently than mine, just adjust your beginning rectangle.



Once you have your block design set, you can layer up your fabrics, cut multiples at a time, and start sewing!

11 comments:

  1. clever. can't wait to see this come together

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  2. I just finished up a brown mini quilt myself! Very easy way to create tumbler blocks and lovely, clear tutorial.

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    1. Thank you for linking up with Tips and Tutorials Tuesday!

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  3. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing.
    Greatings from Germany, Rosi

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  4. Nice tutorial. Looking forward to seeing another beautiful quilt from you!

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  5. Wow! That was easy!!! Thanks!!!

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  6. I think I need to add a brown quilt to my mental list. Can't wait to see this one.

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  7. I've a bunch of specific rulers that I don't remember what they're for ... ;-) And on top of that regular supplies often works very well ... Thanks for the tips !

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  8. That is going to be gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  9. This is such a great tip! Thank you!

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  10. That looks easy. Will give it a try one day. Love your fabric choices, as always !!

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