Tumbler Wall Hanging
Can you top this? More than just a wall hanging, this project can also be used as a table topper. The Tumbler die-cut shape is easy to sew together. Sizzix quilting dies are great for beginners and a fun shape for advanced sewers, too. To create with a variety of fabrics, use charm packs, trade with a friendship group, or use leftover fabric from your scraps basket.
|(42) 5" Squares||Assorted prints||Cut (42) Tumblers|
|1/4 yd||Binding fabric||Cut (3) 2 1/2" wide Strips on the bias|
|3/4 yd||Backing fabric|
|25" x 30"||Batting|
- Finished Size: 21" x 24"
- All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
- When cutting Tumblers, use the example in Diagram 1 to get the most Tumblers with the least waste.
Piecing the Quilt:
- Using the quilt photo as a guide, arrange the Tumblers in rows, 7 across by 6 down.
- Sew 7 Tumblers in a row. Press the seams open. This will reduce the bulk at the seam lines when sewing the rows together. Repeat to make 5 more rows.
- Sew the 6 rows together to form the quilt top. Make sure the rows are in the correct order and are not turned upside-down. It is easiest to do this by laying out all the rows on a design wall or the floor, then carefully picking up the rows and sewing them together. Press.
- Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
- Sew binding strips together to form one long strip. Fold wrong sides together, lengthwise, and press.
- With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.
- Figure 1