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Tumbling Blocks Quilts Patterns [Traditional Methods and Modern Twists]

Tumbling block quilt patterns are interesting as they have a 3 dimensional look due to the blocks looking like they are tumbling down the quilt.

The quilt pattern has developed several variations over the years. The traditional blocks were hand pieced and quilted. It used a diamond shape in a repeating pattern. Now there are patterns you can buy that use the strip piecing method or the paper piecing method to assemble them.

Tumbling blocks quilt without a single Y seam

individual tumbling block size is about 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches

pattern: Teresadownunder

Striped Tumbling Blocks Quilt

Striped Tumbling Blocks Quilt

by Purlsoho

Sewing Tumbling Blocks Patchwork

how to sew tumbling blocks

by Cleverchameleon

Learn cutting and piecing to make Tumbler Blocks

Cool Blocks Quilt

Cool Blocks Quilt

by Freespiritfabrics

Easy Tumbling Blocks ~ No “Y” seams!

Easy Tumbling Blocks ~ No "Y" seams!

by Scrapatches

How to Make a Tumbling Blocks Quilt with No Y-Seams!

free pattern here 

Free Quilt Pattern: Tumbling Blocks Quilt

Free Quilt Pattern: Tumbling Blocks Quilt

SIZE 45 ¾”W X 53 ¾”H


by Ilovequiltingforever

Tumbling Blocks Sunrise

Tumbling Blocks Sunrise

Finished quilt size: 16 x 16 inches

Sewn entirely on machine and without any Y seams!

Pattern by Leah Day here

Tutorial: How to Sash Tumbler Blocks

how to sash tumbler blocks


by Thepeonyteacup

Modern Twist on Tumbling Tiles

Modern Twist on Tumbling Tiles

Click here to get a FREE copy of the original Tumbling Blocks pattern from McCall’s Quilting February 2005 here.

Tumbling Blocks Quilt

Tumbling Blocks Quilt

by Sizzix

Tumbling Blocks Raggy Quilt for a baby

Tumbling Blocks Raggy Quilt for a baby

by Free-quilting

3D Tumbling Blocks Quilt Tutorial

by Missouriquiltco

Newer methods using strip piecing with no set-in seams

video clip by Marci Baker showing one of the newer methods using strip piecing with no set-in seams

Non-traditional tumbling blocks patterns

Below you will find the following templates and instructions. No matter which method you choose, make sure you are in line with the basic principle of placement of light, medium and dark fabrics. This is vital for the success of the design.

modern tumbling block templates and patterns

  • Tumbling Blocks Frame Templates
  • Tumbling Blocks Frame Rotary Cutting Pattern
  • Tumbling Blocks Frame Foundation Piecing
  • Tumbling Star Templates
  • Tumbling Star Rotary Cutting Pattern
  • Tumbling Star Foundation Piecing
  • Tumbling Cube Templates
  • Tumbling Cube Rotary Cutting Pattern
  • Tumbling Cube Foundation Piecing

by All-about-quilts

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