Over a year ago, a quilting friend cut some tumbler blocks for me with her Accuquilt fabric cutter. This is the first time that I have pieced tumble blocks. Wow… they were so easy to put together and everything lined up beautifully.
The twist: I decided to couch some yarn into spirals of top to add some texture.
Unfortunately I did not use any stablizer (only used the standard top-batting-bottom sandwich) and as a result…. the couching caused the top to ripple/wave. I think that if I’d add some fusible stabilizer to the sandwich, it might not have rippled so much.
So…….. I crazy quilted it, ironed, steamed, used best press, ironed, and steamed again. Then I placed it flat on my sewing table and stacked quilting magazines, quilting books, and fabric storage bins on top of it for a day.
After the reveal… the ripples/waves were less, but still noticeable (to me). Lesson learn….. next time I’ll us a stabilizer.
Here is the back of the table runner. We like to make them reversible so I made my a halloween back (in honor of my friend who cut out the tumbler blocks for me – her birthday is halloween). Thanks Carolyn.
I’m still happy with it (ripples/waves and all). If you have any tips for gettin ripples/waves out, let me know.