March 11, 2011

the start of something big

Almost eight months ago, I designed a quilt to be used in our master bedroom. It uses drunkard's path blocks...172 of them. I chose Pure by Sweetwater for the fabric and I purchased it about six months ago. I was very busy last fall finishing my gift quilts, but that big stack of fabric has been calling me. Last night I finally answered.

The pieces have all been cut (thank you Go! cutter) and now the real work must begin. I've armed myself with a Curve Master foot, but I think I am going to have to practice ALOT before I can sew the good stuff pin-free with any confidence. I'm counting on you guys to keep me motivated and on track with this WIP.


  1. Hi Stefanie! Just follow the Curve Master directions at under Tutorial, and you will get excellent results FAST with no pins! It really doesn't take practice, you will get it by the 2nd or 3rd piece, if you just keep that top fabric lifted UP IN THE AIR, and guide both fabric edges along the seam guide! Love to hear your results! Sandy

  2. Sandy, thanks for your message. I'm sure I will get the technique down, but there is a learning curve (ha!). I've been having difficulty keeping at 1/4" seam, but I think I may be pulling to the left rather than straight up. Your instructions were much more thorough than JayBird's video tutorial.


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