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Thread: Curvemaster

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    I had posted a request to buy one of these on the board and several folks wrote to say they hated them. Someone said to post my opinion after the class I took on using these.
    Well, I don't have quilt top to show you, but I do have over 40 7" blocks made. I loved using it. It took a couple of blocks to find my groove, but once I did it was the best. I had never even contemplated doing a quilt with circular seams. As someone who has sewn clothes I know what a pain easing this kind of shape can be. But with this foot the whole process just zipped along. Of the 40 I have made so far only about three had errors that I had to take out and redo.

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    glad you like it, I had to learn it on my own but it sure makes orange peels and such so much easier! and I use those bent tweezers daily for one thing or another! can't wait to see your quilt.

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    I don't know what a curvemaster is. Can you post a pic of it or the blocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHSue
    I had posted a request to buy one of these on the board and several folks wrote to say they hated them. Someone said to post my opinion after the class I took on using these.
    Well, I don't have quilt top to show you, but I do have over 40 7" blocks made. I loved using it. It took a couple of blocks to find my groove, but once I did it was the best. I had never even contemplated doing a quilt with circular seams. As someone who has sewn clothes I know what a pain easing this kind of shape can be. But with this foot the whole process just zipped along. Of the 40 I have made so far only about three had errors that I had to take out and redo.
    I didn't take a class but I do love the Curvemaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I don't know what a curvemaster is. Can you post a pic of it or the blocks?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iso3C-G0Q_8

    Check the video out. It is great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I don't know what a curvemaster is. Can you post a pic of it or the blocks?
    It is a foot used for piecing curved pieces such as drunkards path, ornage peel. Here is a pic which doesn't really show how it works.
    Here is a video showing it in use, essentially the same info I was told in class.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iso3C-G0Q_8
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    Am I remembering correctly that you have to have special templates to cut the fabric when using the Curvemaster?

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    that is so cool where do you buy these feet? thank you for showing this foot.

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    WOW
    I mean, WOW

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    WOW
    I mean, WOW
    That is just how I felt when I did it!

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    I started to read this thread and thought how the Curvemaster is something that I should try. I want to do a drunkards path and that might make it easier. Then I remembered that I have some presser feet that I bought a while back. Went into the sewing room, and guess what? I do have the Curvemaster, never been out of the box. Thanks for reminding about this.

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    That is really great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyredhawk
    that is so cool where do you buy these feet? thank you for showing this foot.
    I got mine at my LQS but plenty of online sources if you google it.

    I did have templates, they come in many sizes, but the one I got was specifically for the class because you could fold a FQ in quarters and it would make 4 of them as well as a couple of 3.5 inch ones. I did buy the smaller template after my experience with the big one went so well. But I haven't made any that size yet. You don't need the plastic template, you could just make paper templates and cut them by hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Am I remembering correctly that you have to have special templates to cut the fabric when using the Curvemaster?
    Here is one pattrn. I have several templates for the curved block.\

    http://www.swatchandstitch.com/home_...-tutorial.html

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    Thank you! I am adding this foot to my wish list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Am I remembering correctly that you have to have special templates to cut the fabric when using the Curvemaster?
    Kathy, it's just a presser foot that helps the two oppisit curves go together smoothly, any curved pieces cut in any fashion

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    Thanks for posting that pattern, something different to do with those patches.

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    That is wonderful. Going on my wish list, as well.

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    I will post this quilt again. I made this from the curvemaster foot. It went together so well. I have both sets of templates and the pattern was on the template directions. I did SID with a decorative stitch using varigated thread .

    made with Curvemaster foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Am I remembering correctly that you have to have special templates to cut the fabric when using the Curvemaster?
    Kathy, it's just a presser foot that helps the two oppisit curves go together smoothly, any curved pieces cut in any fashion
    I have the foot that I bought at one of the quilt shows. When I finally got around to trying it, the one end of the circle didn't meet. I sent a picture to Sandy (I think that is her name). She said I needed specific templates. I bought them and now I love the foot.

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    So glad you gals posted on this! I bought one and have not used it yet.
    If one of you would like to write a tutorial on it I would be most appreciative. It would make it easier to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmaForFour
    So glad you gals posted on this! I bought one and have not used it yet.
    If one of you would like to write a tutorial on it I would be most appreciative. It would make it easier to learn.
    Someone already did...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TxTcaRSa0w

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    I wish I could find my curvemaster foot, (never used). I saw it just a couple weeks ago, but naturally, when you are looking for something, it's no where to be found.

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    Interesting, I'll be adding this foot to my ever growing wish list. Santa is gonna need a bigger sack LOL.

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    A while back I posted a link where it shows how to sew curves without a special foot and without any pinning.

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