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Tumbler-ful of Memories Quilt
Instructions for a sofa-sized quilt
(60 1/2” by 77 1/2”)
•Print template onto card stock or trace onto template plastic. Cut
•Wash, cut off seams and hems, and press cotton garments
and fabric. Number of garments depends on size of garments and how many garments you would like to include in the quilt. I typically add up to 1/3 quilting fabric to pull the design together and blend colors.
•Cut out 153 tumbler shapes.
Cut 9 tumblers in half
•Arrange tumblers into 9 rows of 16 tumblers.
Complete rows with ʻhalf tumblers.ʼ
•Number rows and sew together. (I prefer to chain
piece to save time.)
•Press seam allowances to one side,
alternating side with each subsequent row.
•Join rows and press seam allowances to
•Layer with fusible batting and backing.
•Quilt sides of tumblers 1/4” from •Bind with 2 1/2” binding.
seams in vertical rows from top to bottom of quilt. Hintan extra large manʼs shirt should yield enough binding for a quilt this size.