Taking the easy way

I have always left my tumbler quilt edges irregular rather than trimming them even but most of them are the large 6 inch tumblers. My last quilt to bind is 3 inch tumblers and while I have kept the irregular edges on a couple small doll quilts like this one …

I went with the easier straight edge today on the larger quilt that has the 3 inch tumblers … it’s not that it can’t be done but I’m ready to be done and didn’t want to fuss with it. I’m about halfway done hand stitching it down and hope to get it finished tonight.

I also got 5 more quilts washed for donation and they’re ready to ship out to Kathy in Wisconsin. I’m taking another stack of quilts and some afghans with me to Georgia to donate – I don’t know how I got so far behind in donating them. All the sudden I looked around and there was nowhere else to put them.

5 thoughts on “Taking the easy way

  1. Oh, those quilts are beautiful! Thank you so much, Mary.

    I think we all got behind in donating because of COVID. Many of the places we donate to were closed for 2.5 months while the quilters kept stitching away like crazy. My quilt storage area was busting at the seams. Now in the last few weeks we’ve donated 42 quilts and still have plenty more to donate as various places open up. Just the way of life right now.

    Have a great time at Big Canoe and enjoy all you do.

    Kathy in WI

    On Monday, June 8, 2020, Making Scrap Quilts from Stash wrote:

    > Mary posted: ” I have always left my tumbler quilt edges irregular rather > than trimming them even but most of them are the large 6 inch tumblers. My > last quilt to bind is 3 inch tumblers and while I have kept the irregular > edges on a couple small doll quilts like this ” >

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  2. I agree with Kathy, I have about 20 stacked up ready to donate, but still have to keep them here for now. Maybe next month.
    I actually prefer straight edges on tumbler quilts, and am looking forward to seeing your latest one.

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  3. What a love collection of quilts. The string one particularly sings out to me because I always LOVE String quilts, every one can look so different and it’s a wonderful way to use up scraps strings. Well done, Mary.

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  4. Your quilts are beautiful. I’ve never made a a Tumbler quilt, but I think I’d trim the edges simply for convenience. Yesterday, I sent two boxes of QOV to a lady in Colorado. I have another five tops that need quilting. My sewing is getting ahead of me.

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  5. So many beautiful quilts. I sure wish I could be as focused as you. I am lucky to get quilts done for family members. Who do you donate the quilts too? Any specific organizations? I just read the other day about a woman who donates hers to foster kids which I think is a great idea. You are very generous!!

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