Tumblers Basic Quilt Shape

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Welcome back to another post in our Quilting Shapes series! Today we’re talking tumblers – the tumbler is basically a trapezoid; it’s a rectangle with one short end being narrower than the other.

Explore different sewing patterns for stitching tumblers together. The Sewing Loft

Making Tumbler Quilt Shapes

In order to create tumbler shapes out of fabric, there are several options available:

 

Options for Sewing Tumblers

 

  • Sew several tumblers side-by-side to make rows of fabric.

Explore different sewing patterns for stitching tumblers together. The Sewing Loft

  • Sew the tumblers end-to-end (narrow ends together, then wide ends together) to make columns of fabric.

Explore different sewing patterns for stitching tumblers together. The Sewing Loft

In either case, the tumbler takes the concept of patchwork up a notch, with a shape that’s more interesting than a square but not that much more difficult to combine to make a quilt top (or anything else you can stitch up!).

Do you have any questions or tips about using tumbler shapes in your quilting projects? Share them with us in the comments below!

 

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