Curved Piecing is a challenge for many quilters and some quilters will simply avoid such designs. But today, SewCalGal wants to again encourage you to try curved seams and to practice till you have mastered them.
Use some scraps in your stash to practice, or consider tackling a small project, like a table runner and even consider purchasing a kit at a reasonable price. However you practice, I’m confident you can master curves and will enjoy the beauty that they add to your projects, if you have not already been incorporating curves into your projects.
Karen Johnson of Connecting Threads has a great tutorial on Curved Piecing. It shows how to sew curves and uses a rather complex piece that has both a concave and convex curve to it.
If you have problems watching this embedded video, click here to watch it directly via youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cHu7a3UyYU
And Connecting Threads has a free downloadable pattern for you to practice your curved piecing skills and make this cute table runner.
Seriously, give curves a try. And this tutorial from Connecting Threads can help.
Don’t want to cut fabric to practice sewing curves? Try a pre-cut kit!
Inchworm Fabrics accepts special orders where you could order curved pieces for the curved Drunkards Path with scrap fabrics to practice, or fabrics from Inchworm that you may want to use to make a baby quilt, table topper or a quilt. Cutting services and fabrics are offered at an economical price, making this an excellent opportunity for those that want to work on their precision piecing skills with curved seams.
I’m also excited to share insights with you about an opportunity to purchase an inexpensive pre-cut kit that can give you a chance of stitching curved seams without the expense of purchasing a stencil or die and manually cutting your fabrics. Pre-cut curved pieces are one of the fastest and easiest options for sewing curved piecing.
Barb of Bejeweled Quilts has created a super cute pattern to make a Baby Quilt using the Drunkards Path design. This design is available for purchase on Craftsy and at Inchworm Fabrics, for a very reasonable fee ($4).
Inchworm Fabrics provides kits that include pre-cut pieces.
To clarify, you can get a kit with pre-cut fabrics to make this Drunkards Path design baby quilt or table topper. The kit is very reasonably price for fabrics, pre-cuts and pattern all for $20. And if you would prefer to use different fabrics, talk with Jeanette at Inchworm about what fabric colors/prints you might like to get a pre-cut kit for. I bet she’ll be able to find some beautiful fabric to create a special kit for you.
SewCalGal wants to know if you have worked with curves previously, or if you are going to make a personal commitment to learn to stitch curves this year? I know you can do it!
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