Lessons with Eleanor Burns - GO! Drunkard's Path

Jun 17, 2016 12:00:00 PM / by AccuQuilt

Learn how to cut and sew a Drunkard's Path block fast and easy with some assistance from the amazing Eleanor Burns. Although some people think the Drunkard's Path is a really complicated block, it truly isn't ... especially when using the GO! Drunkard's Path-7" Finished die. This is another one of our infamous Block-on-Board (BOB) dies where you can get all the shapes you need for a block on one die. For added convenience, these dies are made with the notches already built in, so it's much easier to sew those curves!

With BOB dies you can make big blocks, and your quilt tops will come together really quickly. You can also make the Drunkard's Path in 4" or 3 1/2"!

Eleanor's Drunkard's Path Block Tips

  • With the notches already on the die, you don't need to use pins.
  • Line up your pieces where the notches meet first and then line up along the rest of the curve.
  • Just sew straight with a 1/4" seam while holding where the notches match up, and once you get to the match, grab the opposite end and keep it together.
  • It's important to use your stiletto to line up everything at the end while you sew.
  • You can press in or press out, but if you want to match your pieces together and have them lock together perfectly, you really need to press them in opposite directions.

Watch Eleanor below as she takes on one of the most modern blocks she'll ever make!

 

 

Topics: GO! Technique Tutorials

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