Thursday, October 16, 2014

DP flannel tutorial and MM binding

I was asked yesterday about making drunkard path block using flannel which can be stretchy so I took a few pictures of sewing together a block.

I put the pie shaped piece on the bottom. I do not pin and since I am improv cutting these and there are no marks needed for matching either. First line the two pieces up, put them under the foot, and sew two or three stitches to anchor the pieces together. If you have needle down, use it! It helps to keep the pieces in place when you lift the foot to make adjustments.

I gather up the top piece in my hand and line up an inch or so of the raw edge with the pie shaped pie being careful not to stretch the raw edge. I then sew 3/4 of an inch to an inch.

I just keep working my way thru the block adjusting the amount of the top piece I have in my hand, lifting the foot and adjusting as needed.

Here is the finished block before it has been pressed.

Let me know if you have any questions. After I get a bunch of blocks made I will start playing with the arrangement and then trim the blocks to size or I may improv piece the whole top.

I got the binding sewn on the Michael Miller challenge quilt. I have one side of the binding hand sewn.

I am taking a vacation day tomorrow. Yes, another Friday off. I need the time to work on my quilt for QuiltCon. I only have about six weeks to get it done so I think I will continue to take Fridays off.

1 comment:

QuiltSwissy said...

Thanks for the info on sewing a drunkards path. I think I have done it with the red piece on top. I think.....

There is a lady here who is teaching g classes on the drunkards path block and everyone is raving bout how easy it is the way she does it.

No pins and I think the way you do it.

I will have to try it!