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Get ready to practise your curved piecing! Our Technical Editor Laura has created this Drunkard's Path quilt pattern tutorial for you. Give it a go and we can practise together.
Tips and tricks for curved piecing
- Sometimes a template will be marked with dots or notches to help you line up the two curves. Transfer these onto the wrong side of the fabric and pin together at these points.
- If you find your block has a tight curve and won’t sit flat after pressing, the curves may need clipping. Make a few notches up to but not over the seam, evenly spaced around the convex curve only.
- Start stitching your seam on a piece of scrap ‘leader’ fabric, this will avoid thread tangling into a birds nest on the reverse of the fabric.
- If a quilt has a lot of curved blocks, like Drunkard’s Path, Apple Core or Rob Peter to Pay Paul blocks, you might consider investing in a die cutter for cutting lots of shapes accurately. Alternatively, a small rotary cutter blade will make it easier to cut accurate curves than the standard 45mm.