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SEWING DRUNKARD’S PATH
With this tutorial you might learn new tips to sew curved pieces. I have made this tutorial for my Magnolia Quilt, but you can use it for any other project. You may find how to sew a double drunkard’s path. Let’s start!!!
Begin by starching your fabric. As you will be sewing a lot of curves it will assist in keeping your fabric stable. Cut the paper templates and stick them onto a cardboard. You may also cut them from a thin plexi (like the ones used for book spiral binding). It is going to be easier to draw them onto the fabric and trim the units at the end.
For this cutting i like to use the 18 mm rotary cutter. It is easier to cut small pieces and you can easily avoid damaging the template.
First of all, we fold every unit, separately, in half along the curve to find the centre. Mark the centre by finger pressing it.
Line up units and pin it at the centre facing right sides togehter. Use the thinest pins that you have.
Place pins at both the end and start of the curve. Lining up the straight ends that are perpendecular to the curve will help prevent the curve from wraping.
Pin as needed along the curve.
Sew along the curve with a scant 1/4” seam allowance, removing pins as you go. For smaller curves, If you use a 1.5 mm stitch, the final curve will be smoother. For big curves (8″ or bigger, you might use 2.5 mm)
You can press the seams open or towards the convex unit.
Fold the 2-colour convex unit in half along the curve and mark the center by finger pressing it. Do the same with the concave unit.
Line up units and pin it at the centre repeating the same process as you did before. Use the thinest pins that you have.
Place pins at both the end and start of the curve. Lining up the straight ends that are perpendecular to the curve will help prevent the curve from wraping. Placing pins at these two edges is an option.
Pin as needed along the curve, the more pins that will be needed.
Sew along the curve with a scant 1/4” seam allowance, removing pins as you go.
Press the seams towards the convex unit and square the block using a trimming template or your ruler.
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