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July block- Tumbling block

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2013 taught by Laura Nownes

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional
Linda Hess on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? cottons from my stash

Linda Hess on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Laura has expanded my skills and taken the fear out of these complicated blocks with new techniques- I am looking at patterns I would have stayed away from previously!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The videos are great, don't be afraid to watch them more than once!!

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Love the perspective of the photo where your tumbling blocks REALLY are tumbling! :)

08/01/2013 Flag

Thanks! I'm thinking I may try to put it in my layout this way...

08/01/2013 Flag

Love it. What more can one say?

08/02/2013 Flag

What did you cut to extend the fabric past the block, on the right and left sides? Also, when you started sewing the columns together, did they all line up? I cut carefully, but even with the tips lined up, I've ended up with uneven lines. Is that normal?

08/02/2013 Flag

This picture shows the block on it's side- do you mean the 1/4 inch seam allowance? That happens when you overlap the one end and match the other; if you watch the video again you will notice she lets one end stick out past the other and only matches one end...using 1/4 inch seam all the way to the end past where the fabrics meet makes that 1/4 inch for sewing later- I really liked her tip on using the pointy tags to line the rows up, it helped a lot! I did use a couple pins in a couple places that I wanted to be sure to have sharp points...hope this helped- you can also post a pic and ask for help too!

08/03/2013 Flag

holy cow! that is one crisp tumbling block! fantastic!!!

08/04/2013 Flag