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Thread: drunkards path

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    Super Member cherrio's Avatar
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    is there a specific template for the drunkards path pattern/block?

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    I am unsure. I haven't done one yet. I know there are templates for it but, idk if they have different ones for different sizes.

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    There are, like, a dozen out there on the market right now.

    Some come in sets, like those from Louisa Smith - from her Strips and Curves series of quilts/books:
    http://quiltescapes.com/products.html
    Scroll down.
    These are pricey but come in multiple sizes that fit together, which allows for a lot of variety.

    or the Backporch templates:
    http://www.backporchdesign.com/templates.htm
    Come in different sizes. I see she has a new all-in-one square-up ruler.

    You can go to Joann's, where they have 2 piece sets, although a rather large size, iirc.

    There is also interfacing by Quiltsmart, where you never have to sew the curve. Drawback is only one size, but depends on your project.
    http://www.quiltsmart.com/khxc/index...acing_q_circle

    Or course, you can just make your template from mylar, if you're so inclined, and use a square ruler you already have in your collection.

    When I taught a curved class, we used variations of all of the above. It's always good to know a variety of methods.

    Bottom line, though:
    The key to success is really knowing how to sew a curved seam (either pinning, no pinning, rulers, mylar, registration marks, whatever the method) more than anything else. You can have the fanciest rulers - or even have your pieces die-cut on a Go or Sizzex - but if you can't get that curve, it will show it.

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    There is a book called, "The Path Less Travelled,", by Betty Kiser, all about DP quilts.

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    A quick easy way. Cut a 4.5 inch circle out of fabric, cut a 4 inch cardboard template, put the template on the circle and do a running stitch all the way around. Pull the stitching up so the fabric encases the cardboard, hold it tight and press. Remove the cardboard and center on a 6.5 inch square. Applique down in your favorite way. Cut this whole square in 4ths and you have 4 drunkards path blocks. You can use any size background fabric you want as your circle is proportional.

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    thank you all! I am going to do this pattern next!

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    our joann's does not have the templates. just a few triangles and squares

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