Beginner baby Quilt Kit we call Shadow's Pal Tumbler. This precut quilt kit gets you sewing faster!


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cotton, precut tumbler shape, robert kauffman, penpal collection, machine die cut, Robert Kaufman, Pen Pal Collection

Make this beginner quilt kit using the precut tumbler shapes and strips that come already cut to get you sewing faster! Shadow's Pal Tumbler Quilt Kit is a fun and easy quilt project and makes a terrific baby gift.

This beautiful, easy to sew quilt kit features the Tumbler quilt block pattern. Kit includes 100% cotton quilt shop quality fabrics, pre-cut using a precision die cutting system. With the pre-cut pieces, your cutting time is reduced by 95% allowing you to sew this quilt top in an afternoon. This kit includes all the pieces you need to sew the quilt top (and a few extra thrown in), border and binding strips as well as some general assembly instructions.

You have the option to purchase the quilt top kit only, or select the option for:
Kit+PolkaDotBack --- a complimentary backing fabric (blue with white polka dots). 1.5 yards of Robert Kaufman fabric is provided for $18 ($12/yard) Canadian. OR
Kit+MinkyBacking -- an aqua Minky fabric (60" wide) that perfectly matches the quilt top; 1.25 yards of Minky fabric is provided for $22.50 ($18/yard) Canadian.

If you purchase the backing fabric, all that you need to complete your quilt is batting.

Finished size: approximately 35” X 44” approx.

This QuiltieSisterS kit, allows quilters to spend less time on design, creating templates, and cutting and more time on putting a fun project together. All kits are precision cut using professional die cutting machines as our goal is to make it easier for you to make your own handmade creation that will be cherished for years to come.

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First, make sure you use the thread that your machine likes the best! Checking the thread tension on your machine to make sure the tension is right (you don’t see the top thread in the bottom or vice versa) is key.

We use both cotton and cotton/polyester blend threads when we sew our quilts and find that a 50wt thread is usually better. The better quality modern polyester threads are much better than they used to be (we stay away from the cheaper polyester threads as they tend to fray). Cotton thread can tend to dry out and get brittle with age or heat (dryer), so knowing how the quilt will be used can help with thread selection.
It depends on what type of delivery service you select. According to Canada Post guidelines, here are two of the more popular delivery services that our customers have selected:

According to Canada Post guidelines, the standard delivery time for:

"Small package air" is 5-8 business days

"Tracked small package air" is 4-7 business days
The fabric in our kits is NOT pre-washed. As cotton shrinks less than 1%, we follow the practice of NOT pre-washing fabric.

When selecting backing and batting, you will want to match or reduce shrinkage:
*Cotton/Minky/Fireside) Backing, have 1% shrinkage so same as quilt top;
*Flannel backing, shrinks 3-5% so you will need to pre-wash the flannel backing to reduce shrinkage;
*100% cotton batting it will shrink 3-5% and can cause puckering. (Some people like this old-fashioned look)
80/20 (cotton/polyester blend) batting shrinks about 1% so about same as cotton top.

Once sewn, quilted and bound, your quilt can be machine washed in cold water on gentle, line dry or or lay flat to dry or tumble dry on low.
Fireside is a 150cm (60”) wide 100% polyester fabric with a soft, velvety hand that we offer as a backing choice for many of our kits.

It’s less slippery than Minkee, so some quilters find it easier to work with and provides that cuddly, soft quilt back.
Generally speaking, we like to use Hobbs 80/20 batting in our quilts as it has a 1% shrink factor, is great for washing and has a cozy soft feel.
NO, you would NOT pre-wash the cut pieces in the kit as they would fray and make sewing impossible. The current approach in quilting is NOT to pre-wash fabrics, unless they shrink more than 1%. As cotton does not shrink more than 1%, you do Not need to pre-wash cotton fabric. However, if you are using flannel for your backing you should pre-wash as it can shrink between 3-5%.


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