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    Curved seams success

    Have never done curved seams before today. but I got my drunkards path dies on friday and bought some cheap FQ from joanns to play with if I didn't do too well. I have to say I am very proud of myself, because they actually look pretty good, and it wasn't to hard using my curvemaster foot. I thought there would be a big learning curve with it but there is not. I will post pic's soon as I get some time.

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    Would love to see it. I haven't tried curved seams yet. I should put them on my list to try.
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    I was wondering about buying the curvemaster for my machine, since I can't find a circular foot to fit it. I'm glad you've had success! I take it you think the foot is worth the money?

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    you did great. i havent tried curve yet. but maybe with the tool i will.

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    Glad to hear. Please post photo!!!

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    I've had my curvemaster for several years and just tried it recently - I'm very happy with how easy it is to use and the results.
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    I bought a template and pattern last year at the quilting expo. Thanks for the reminder, I will have to give them a try.
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    Congratulations! I just finished by first drunkards path and am also pleased with the results. I just used my 1/4 inch foot and pinned it like crazy. I was expecting all sorts of horrible things and it wasn't as bad as I thought either.

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    I am working on Kyoto Rings and saw this demonstrated at a show recently. Alas, it does not fit my machine. I struggle!
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    I fear curved seams. Please post pictures of your finished project!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning View Post
    I am working on Kyoto Rings and saw this demonstrated at a show recently. Alas, it does not fit my machine. I struggle!
    Are you talking about the Curve Master foot? If it doesn't fit your machine, contact Sandy at Curve Master. I didn't think it would fit my machine either, but the foot came with several different "legs" so it will fit any machine I have, whether it be high-shank, low-shank, slanted, whatever. I met her at a show where I purchased mine, and she told me they make them for EVERY machine.

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    I recently tried my 'curve master' and it was relatively easy. Fitting the foot on the machine was more challenging. Please post when you get blocks done.
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    I got a Curvemaster foot, too, and made a Winding Ways quilt with it. I plan to make a Drunkard's Path soon as it really works well. I agree - very small learning "curve"!

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    I just used my 1/4 inch foot and sewed the DP blocks and they came out really well using Elisa Wilsons templates and instructions.

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    Love to see the pics as I have the curvemaster and have not used it! I'll be waiting to see your pics
    Love 4 stchen

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    I used my Curvemaster foot for the first time last summer when i made the "Once ina Blue Moon" quilt for my DDIL. Thanks again to this board for the name. The blocks were 7" blocks and i found i had to still pin some and use the CM foot.some blocks came out perfectly and some never did even after several tries. Maybe it was user error. I will use the foot again anyway, i still want to make a drunkards path quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnye View Post
    I was wondering about buying the curvemaster for my machine, since I can't find a circular foot to fit it. I'm glad you've had success! I take it you think the foot is worth the money?
    I bought it ages ago and it is very good. The part that I liked best was that the parts in the box are designed to fit many machines and so I got my money's worth as they can be used on 3 of my machines. Worth it if you can't or won't fiddle with curved seams. There is also a tweezer and a roller that goes with it, at extra cost, that make the job faster.

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    I used my Curvemaster foot for the first time last summer when i made the "Once ina Blue Moon" quilt for my DDIL. Thanks again to this board for the name. The blocks were 7" blocks and i found i had to still pin some and use the CM foot.some blocks came out perfectly and some never did even after several tries. Maybe it was user error. I will use the foot again anyway, i still want to make a drunkards path quilt. Here is the link to my picture , i hope! http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t156058.html
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    I'm not afraid of curved seams when sewing clothing or handbags but I'm completely intimidated to try it with quilt piecing. I'll have to check out the Curve Master foot!

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    Elisa Wilson's technique is wonderful - I have used it several times without the Curvemaster foot. I was very pleased with the results - and it is really simple to do.

    Good luck

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    I'm so excited to hear this and can't wait to see your samples! Congratulations on being a success! Yippee!!
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    I will be starting my first curved seam project soon any hints, tips would be great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnye View Post
    I was wondering about buying the curvemaster for my machine, since I can't find a circular foot to fit it. I'm glad you've had success! I take it you think the foot is worth the money?
    don't waste your money...you can do it without this foot..which is a pain to SEE around....gave my set away!

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    Sounds like just another gimmick to make us spend money. I started doing that one purse project with the curved top on it. Tried it last night and yes I am scared of curves too. But she mentioned the simplest way to work at it.

    The purse is here: http://sweetbeebuzzings.blogspot.com...-part-one.html

    First, GO SLOW.
    Second, Lay the piece down on a flat surface and pin each area as you fit it together like a puzzle piece. This made all the difference for me.

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    It may not be perfect, but for someone who is skeered of curves too, I think it is pretty good.
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    I just took a class with Teresa Hodgson at the Empty Spools Seminar. She is great. There were 16 in the class and we all loved it. She has a website where you can see some of her wonderful quilts. She knows all the tricky details that make sewing curves (even tight ones) easy. I am now finishing my quilt at home and it is a lot of fun. Her web site is http://www.spiralt.com/quilts.html But the photos don't show how luminous her quilts really are.
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