Drunkards Path Quarter circle block - Sizzix Tutorial

Today we'll be making a drunkards path quilt block! This will eventually end up in a quilt project were calling our Orchard Garden Sizzix Sampler Quilt.

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We'll be using:

The Orchard Garden Quilting Cottons by Liberty of London (in stores this fall!)

Sewing Clips

Sewing Machine

Ok, lets do this!

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Firstly, lets make our Sizzix sandwich for the background pieces. Place your cutting pad down first. Next stack your background die on top - foam side up. Place 2 layers of fabric on top of that making sure to cover up all of the die cut lines. I used Essex Linen from Robert Kaufman. Finally, place your other cutting pad on top and your good to go!

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Now roll it on through your Sizzix machine. A slightly askew angle works best!

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Woohoo, just like that we've got our outter curves all good to go!

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Next up is our quarter circle Sizzix sandwich! Pad down first, followerd by the die - foam side up - followed by 2 layers of different fabrics (Here are new prints from the upcoming collection of quilting cottons, The Orchard Garden by Liberty of London - thanks Jenni Smith!)  and the other cutting pad on top.

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Now our inner circles are all set!

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Fold your inner circles in half and use your seam roller to make a folding mark into the center of the rounded edge.

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Now fold your outer curves in half and roll a folding center mark onto the curved edge.

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Place your 2 opposing pieces, right sides together - line up the creases you just made and place a pin through them.

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Line up each of the edges of your pair and secure them with another pin.

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Sew around the curve slowly, making sure to avoid your pins while you zhush the edges of the seam to align all while maintaining your quarter inch seam allowance. 

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Now clip in about 1/8 of an inch around your seam using a scissor, making careful not to clip through your sew line.

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Use your seam roller to roll your seam toward the Essex linen.

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Flip over your block, roll along the seam to make sure it's super flat and then repeat these steps to make your other 3 quarter circle blocks.

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Place your 2 different color quarter circle blocks right sides together and place a clip at the end of each edge. Use a fork pin to align your seams that match up by pushing both prongs around the thread line of the pieces until it is centered on both sides. 

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Sew along the edge using your trusty quarter inch seam allowance making sure to avoid hitting your fork pin with the needle. 

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Roll your freshly sewn seam open and repeat these steps for the other pair of quarter circles, making sure the other pair is matched so the colors will be staggered through the circle.

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Line up your blocks, right sides together, clip each edge and use a fork pin at each seam to make sure they line up perfectly then sew together using a quarter inch seam allowance.

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Roll open your seam.

And woohoo, your done! You've got a finished quarter circle drunkards path block! Happy dance optional :)

xoxo Justin