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Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Scrappy Drunkard's Path quilt

I was amazed how fast and how much fun I had making this Scrappy Drunkard's Path Quilt.  I spent a short time cutting fabric with the AccuQuiltGo one evening and only a few hours stitching it up the next day.  It was a breeze to make.  And I was very happy to use scraps from my stash too!

I did learn from AccuQuilt a cutting tip for the GO! Drunkard’s Path die: When placing your fabric on the die, be sure to lay it with the lengthwise grain perpendicular to the roller for the most accurate cut. When laying your fabric on the die board, follow the angle of the blade when laying the fabric not the edge of the die board. 

Here is a great video clip that is also very insightful to help with accurate cuts. 

Find more cutting tips > http://www.accuquilt.com/cuttingtips.asp

From my experience, when I followed these tips I consistently produced accurate cuts very easily!  But when I didn't follow these tips, I ended up with one side of my cuts being slightly off as if when doing traditional cuts, I'd need to make a 2nd cut to true up the piece.....but this only occured when I didn't follow the tips provided by AccuQuilt for fabric placement!

 I really do love the AccuQuilt and am very happy with the Drunkard's Path die.  I've cut and stitched more blocks to make another Drunkard's Path quilt today.  Both of these quilts will be given to charity programs, so I appreciate using the Go to make a quilt fast and accurately.  And I can't wait to make more Drunkard's Path quilts for gifts and my home!


Pokey said...

I like the drunkard's path you finished. While I enjoy the die cutter at school, I don't think I could justify buying my own for quilting. Maybe I'll win one when there is an opportunity again!

Barb said...

Your quilt top turned out amazing and you make it seem so easy with your little cutter. It also looks like alot of fun....maybe one day???

Kim said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Great way to use up scraps.

Beena said...

I have always wanted to make one of these! Yours is amazing, from all those great scraps. And to put it together so quickly! I am tempted to get one of these gadgets down the road!

Cynthia said...

I love your quilt- the variety of cheerful colors!

Roslyn said...

I haven't made a DP yet but I have a set of vintage G 'mother's fans that I plan to set similarly to your DP. Without precut pieces or a set up like you have I would never cut all those curved pieces I think!