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Drunkards Path rulers - what is your favorite?

Old 10-08-2021, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by DawnFurlong View Post

I just cut a lot of 1-1/2 inch strips for a bargello quilt. I think I did fairly well at eliminating any slight curve in my strips, but I didn't find it as easy to cut using a longer ruler as I thought I would (and I am more apt to get that little bend when folding the fabric 2x before cutting). Makes me think of an Accuquilt, cutting is my nemesis right now, no matter how slowly and carefully I go.
Dawn, Be sure to place the ruler square on that fold. Find a line and make sure it is straight across that fold line. If the ruler is crooked on that fold line, or off the fold line, it causes that "V" fold in the strip. Hope that helps.


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Old 10-09-2021, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by DawnFurlong View Post
Juliasb - Love your quilts, that is a very interesting design on the first one. I really like how by turning the blocks you can get so many different effects. I guess I just need to decide which way I want to go with regard to a ruler. I just cut a lot of 1-1/2 inch strips for a bargello quilt. I think I did fairly well at eliminating any slight curve in my strips, but I didn't find it as easy to cut using a longer ruler as I thought I would (and I am more apt to get that little bend when folding the fabric 2x before cutting). Makes me think of an Accuquilt, cutting is my nemesis right now, no matter how slowly and carefully I go.
You won't regret the Accuquilt system if you get one. You won't have those little curves in your strips any more and it is so quick an accurate. Of course I have no affiliation with Accuquilt just a reborn user and in love with the system.
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Old 10-09-2021, 09:18 AM
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I used a June Tailor slotted ruler for cutting circles. Using a layer cake, I was able to cut a quarter circle and the convex piece from one square, then mix them up.
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Old 10-09-2021, 07:54 PM
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Then there's the Quick Curve Rulers by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I like the technique because you sew without pinning, press, THEN trim to the correct size and seam allowance. They turn out pretty perfect. And there are a lot of different Drunkard's Path variations in their patterns.
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by ctrysass2012 View Post
Just got the MS template/ruler in the mail today. Got it to use with 10" squares. Have not used it yet but am hoping using 10" squares will make them easier.
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I've had success with Missouri Stars templates. I also have Accuquilt's but haven't used it yet.
In looking at Missouri Star Quilts template/rulers - they have a small set and a large set. Apparently both fit on a 10 inch square. It looks like the small set maybe lets you have different size blocks, and the concave part (the rounded part - I think I have that right) is smaller).

I was wondering which set you have - and if you know what the difference is between the 2 options? I am not sure why I would buy one of the other.
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:34 AM
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The small DP template from MS has a smaller curve compared to the larger curve in the large template set. I have them both. I use the small and large in one quilt for interesting designs.
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Old 10-14-2021, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
The small DP template from MS has a smaller curve compared to the larger curve in the large template set. I have them both. I use the small and large in one quilt for interesting designs.
Interesting, combining them both in one quilt. I wouldn't have thought of doing that, but will have to remember!
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Old 10-17-2021, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
The small DP template from MS has a smaller curve compared to the larger curve in the large template set. I have them both. I use the small and large in one quilt for interesting designs.
onebyone would you show a picture of a quilt you’ve made using these?
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