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Thanks for the complements on the blocks. I am using freezer paper templates for the majority of the blocks. For the curved ones like the drunkards path, I will use Press and Seal because it is so flexible. I love the tip to use glue. Ill need to get some to add to my sewing kit.
I just bought a book called "Piec-lique: Curves the New Way" by Sharon Schamber (sold here: http://www.americanquilter.com/books...il.php?id=6681)
I did not read everything, but in photos she just explained this way of linking the curved pieces.
I just put the book together with my blocks and secure future will prove it!
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@QuiltnNan: nice block. I am avoiding pieced curves like the plague and opted to piece a 4 square background and appliqué the circle. Pics on Sunday. Happy quilting!
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I am just totally confused as how to do this B1 block. I know nothing about freezer paper or how to applique. I need help.
I have found that the most critical part of sewing any circle or curve that has to fit together is to cut precisely. If the seam allowance on the convex and concave curves match, then your drunkards path or circle will fit perfectly. Virginia Walton sews circles into 'holes' without pinning! or with very few pins. The circle is cut exactly 1/4" wider than the seamline and the piece of fabric with the hole is cut precisely 1/4" smaller than the seamline. When it is clipped it cant be sewn exactly right. It sounds real simple, but it really does work - when I've messed up I can usually find the mistake is in the cutting.
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Thank you, very much. I'll give it a try. I fully intend to do this quilt and learn as much from all of you as I can. This is such an encouraging bunch of people.