I wasn’t a big fan of the Drunkard’s Path block due to all the pinning required to assemble it.
In the process of creating this post, I decided to give the Drunkard’s Path block another chance which led me to an idea which avoids the need to pin the curves!
- ½ yd of fabrics, the equivalent of approximately 4 fat quarters
TIP This is a great project to use up your scraps
- 17″ x 1yd stabilizer HEATNBOND Lite Iron-On Adhesive Sheets
Cut from your fabrics:
- four 10″ squares
- two 8¾” squares
- two 6¾” squares
Cut from the HEATnBOND lite stabilizer:
- two 8½” squares
- two 6½” squares
With a pencil, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each of the four 10“ squares of fabric and also on the four pieces of stabilizer. This step will help you to locate the exact center of each piece and will also help when you center the stabilizer on the wrong side of the fabric pieces.
Place the stabilizer on the wrong side of each fabric square, matching the X’s. When you’re satisfied that your centers match, apply heat according to the directions on the stabilizer packaging to the stabilizer so that it bonds with the fabric.
Using the TrueCut 360º Circle Cutter cut an 8“ circle from each of the two 10“ fabric squares that have been bonded to the 8½” square piece of stabilizer.
Then, cut 6″ circles from the 10“ squares that have been bonded to the 6½” square of stabilizer.
See how easy it is to make circles with the TrueCut 360º Circle Cutter? You simply adjust the sizing knob to the size you wish.
Now, place the pin that’s located under the sizing knob where the lines of the fabric intersect and cut your two 8″ circles then do two 6″ circles.
From the squares with the circles cut from them, remove the stabilizer’s paper backing and lay the fabric face down on your ironing board. On the squares that have the 8″ circles cut from them, place the 8¾” fabric squares over the circular hole ensuring that you fully cover any stabilizer with fabric. Fuse them together by pressing lightly.
Repeat this process with the squares with the 6″ circular hole and the 6¾” fabric squares.
Before cutting each of these blocks into 4 quarters, using a decorative stitch around each circle, I’ll be using a blind hem stitch.
Next, cut each of the fused and stitched squares into 4 quarters and lay them out to your liking.
Remember, there are no correct or incorrect ways to place them. Go for a look that appeals to you.
Once you decide on the final placement, sew the quarters together then quilt away! Unless, of course, now that you used this great tool you want to construct more blocks to make a bigger quilt!
I hope you enjoyed today’s project using the TrueCut 360º Circle Cutter as much as I did, I think it facilitates the task of making a Drunkard’s Path block and quilt. I have more to share about this handy and useful tool, join me tomorrow for more quilting fun.
This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 1: Pinwheel blocks made easy with the Sew Easy Pinwheel Magic template