We will cut 123 tumblers from the fabrics (2 will be unused) using Accuquilt Go! Tumbler 6.5" Die.
Repeat until you have 10 stacks of four 7" strips each. NOTE: One of the stacks will have 5 fabrics as you are cutting 41" strips for this quilt.
To make cutting easier in the future, I measured my die and wrote the size strips needed to cut. I also marked 1/4" outside the blade line marked on the die. Some owners of the dies draw their line directly on the blade lines; you decide how you want your marks.
Lay your strips (4 stacked right side up) on the die cutter making sure you have the entire die blade covered. For the method I used to mark my die, I just lay my fabric along the drawn lines.
Place cutting mat on top without disturbing the fabric and run the fabric through the die cutter.
You can see the outline of the fabric cuts here.
Set aside 13 single tumbler units, making sure not to have any duplicate fabrics in the group.
Before sewing the units together, orientate the tumblers as shown into two stacks. Flip the right stack on top of the left stack. You will notice that the cutter has provided nice even cuts to align the units. After they are sewn, you will not have to trim any "dog ears" from the units. Yippee!
Sew with a precise 1/4" seam.
TIP: I didn't use pins to sew the first few units and when I got to the bottom, I had to adjust the seam a little. I found that if I put a pin in the near the bottom edge of the seam, it kept the unit aligned. I pulled out the pin right as I neared it. PERFECT!
Set aside 11 tumbler pairs, making sure not to have any duplicate fabrics in the group.
Sew two rows together, pinning at the intersections. I back stitched at the beginning and ending of each line as I sew the rows together since I will not be adding a border to this top. I did this so that the seams will not become unsewn.