drunkard's path quilt


Drunkard's path is a traditional curved quilt block with many design variations. If you have never tried drunkard's path before, at first look the precise curved seams may look difficult to tackle.

In this post I have prepared a tutorial for making drunkard's path quilt, which I find quite easy and practical to make. This method of making drunkard's path quilt is different from the traditional technique. Here you don't need to deal with curves and open bias edges. This method is quick and super practical.

OK. Here we go!


Step 1: Put the fabric and interfacing together. Lay the interfacing to the right side of your fabric. Draw a circle which is 4" in diameter. I prepared my own template using cardstock.


Step 2: Sew on the trace line and trim excess fabric about quarter inch from the line.


Step 3: Cut a hole on the interfacing to turn the fabric inside out.


Step 4: Turn inside out so right side of fabric is shown. Use point or point turner to smooth the edges.

Step 5: Cut your background fabric into 7"×7" square and place your circle on the center of the square and press with iron. Interfacing will stick on the fabric which will let you sew easily. Stitch around the circle as close as possibile to the edges.

Step 6: Cut the circle both vertically and diagonally. So you will have four pieces of Drunkard's path quilt pattern.


Step 7: You should make one more of this and then do the same with changing the colors. This one is red circle and white background and the other should be with white circle and red background.


Step 8: Place the pieces as shown in the photo. Sew them together. And it is completed! This piece may turn into a cute lovely cushion or may make a whole quilt by adding more pieces. It is up to you.


There are so many possibilities with drunkard's path quilt. Below are some others also.


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