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Drunkard's Path Quilt

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Magical Jelly Roll Quilts taught by Kimberly Einmo

Create sophisticated quilts with easy-to-use precuts. Best-selling author Kimberly Einmo shares piecing, appliqué and machine-quilting techniques!

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Funky
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What materials did you use? Used 100% cotton fabrics in purple and white - and used raisant thread. 28mm rotary cutter. Light weight cotton batting.

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What are you most proud of? That this quilt, although late, has been finally finished. I found doing such tiny squares = 3 1/2 inches you really needed a small rotary cutter - the only one I could find here was the 28mm one and it was just right.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Definitely try a quilt like this but don't set yourself a time limit like I did. What with getting extra material and waiting for it, it should have been finished for my nephew's birthday. Do use a 28mm rotary cutter takes the hard work out of it. I also had it quilted by a long armer as this quilt is king size. Just go slowly as you are dealing with bias edges and you don't want to stretch them. Make sure you trim each square to the 3 1/2 inches before putting them together .There is a lot of purple in it so I did find that hard on my old eyes if I worked too long on it, but I feel the work has been really worth while.

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The quilts are incredible! Did you just use jelly rolls? I think I'm seeing all sorts of sizes of pre-cuts and probably regular yardage. I'm about to buy some fabric and I would sure appreciate some advice about that. Guess I better enroll in the class too!

10/21/2013 Flag

The drunkards' path quilt was make by yardage but as I said with all the small squares you really need a 28mm rotary cutter anything bigger is not easy to work with. Sometimes I do use jelly rolls or layer cakes depending on what I am making. It all depends on what I can find especially when I am making quilts for others - I like to make them in their favourite colours.

10/25/2013 Flag

This is GORGEOUS Beth! I love its simplicity and fresh modern look. The quilting is perfect for this design. King size? You go girl!!

12/15/2013 Flag

Thanks Jean - this was one large quilt - king size - but my nephew liked it so that is what it is all about. It took about 2 months (for me) to cut out all the arcs and wedges and I stored them all in zip lock bags so I had the right reverse colours together. Did have a bit of trouble making sure I didn't stretch the fabric when I sewed around the arcs but my machine became my friend. He has two brothers so it will be interesting to see if they want one too (different patterns of course!!!) Yes the quilter I use is superb but he leaves the final design up to me that is why I decided to make the quilting a feature on the back.

12/20/2013 Flag