Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: The Tumbler Block

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: The Tumbler Block

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Aren’t Jenny’s quilting tutorials the best? Jenny puts the quick and easy in quilting, but sometimes there are so many good tutorials, that it’s hard to remember them all! That’s why we do things like Tutorial Reboots, to revisit old tutorials and give them new life.

Now we’ve got a mid-week mini tutorial series called Quilt Snips, which offers another chance for you to revisit your favorite simple quilt patterns and get a small burst of inspiration whenever you need it! You can always watch them on our YouTube Channel, Facebook Page or even on Instagram!

This one is the Tumbler Quilt. It uses 5″ squares and our Tumbler Template and you won’t believe how quickly it comes together! Use one of Robert Kaufman’s beautiful precuts in a fun solids color palette (like Kona Lush Lagoon as shown in the video) or any charm pack you like!

To watch this new Quilt Snips Video and get the supplies you need to make a Tumbler block, click HERE and Happy Quilting!

Mini Periwinkle or Mini Wacky Web Tutorial Reboot Featuring Guest Blogger Rebecca Bryan

Mini Periwinkle or Mini Wacky Web Tutorial Reboot Featuring Guest Blogger Rebecca Bryan

Make a Mini Periwinkle Quilt with this Free Step by Step Tutorial! Featuring Rebecca Bryan!

Hi everyone! I’m Rebecca Bryan, of Bryan House Quilts, and author of Modern Rainbow: 14 Imaginative Quilts that Play with Color (Stash Books, 2015). I’ve been quilting from a fairly young age having grown up around quilting. I’ve always been artistically inclined, and quilting has been a constant way for me to keep creating and discovering.

Today, I’m showing you my mini or table topper version of the Mini Wacky Web/Mini Periwinkle. Some of my favorite quilt designs center around a simple, geometric block. Which is why I chose to use Jenny’s lovely Mini Wacky Web Tutorial. The Mini Wacky Web is perfect for me!

Ready? Quack! Let’s go. 🙂

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For my cutting, I used my Sizzix Fabi and Mini Wacky Web Die to cut up my Cotton Couture charm pack. You could also use the Mini Wacky Web Template (Jenny shows you how in the original YouTube tutorial).

 

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Here’s a glimpse of my process. I wanted to choose my colors fairly randomly (but let’s face it, I still like to choose favorites) so I used a ceramic fruit basket to toss the colors about. I made all my blocks just as Jenny instructs. To make a table topper, I decided to make 16 blocks.

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At this point, I was loving my blocks. But to make each block pop, I decided to add 1” turquoise sashings and borders.

Make a Mini Periwinkle Quilt with this Free Step by Step Tutorial!

The unfinished Mini Wacky Web block measures just around 6”. So I cut 2 strips of 1 1/2” widths of fabric from my turquoise yardage. Then I subcut 12 rectangles 1 1/2” x 6”. After I decided on my block layout, I added a 1 1/2” x 6” strip to the right side of 12 blocks. And then sewed the blocks into rows.

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Then I added 1 1/2” x 25 1/2” sashing strips between the rows and sewed the rows together.

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To finish off the quilt top, I added 1 1/2” x 26 1/2” borders to each side.

Instead of machine quilting this table topper, I couldn’t resist hand quilting with black perle #8 thread. I love hand quilting, especially small projects. 🙂

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This was so much fun to make – so bright and happy. Thank for having me MSQC! And thank you for reading!

Click on the button to watch the original tutorial and get all the supplies used in Rebecca’s version!

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Here’s where you can find Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts on the web:

Blog: http://bryanhousequilts.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bryanhousequilts

Instagram: @bryanhousequilts

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New Friday Tutorial: The Orange Peel Lotus Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Orange Peel Lotus Quilt

Quick and Easy Large Orange Peel Lotus Quilt with Jenny Doan! FREE Tutorial!

Have you ever tried to make the Orange Peel Quilt using our MSQC Small Orange Peel Template? It is so gorgeous, but it is a little time consuming. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a larger scaled template to make the same beautiful motif in a larger scale?? 🙂 Well now we do! This beautiful Orange Peel Lotus Quilt features the Large Orange Peel Template from MSQC and shows you how quick and easy this quilt is going to come together!

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A beautiful, easy way to stitch down your appliqué!

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Click on the button to watch the tutorial and see all the supplies you need to make this beautiful quilt!

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