Curved Piecing for Quilt Camp 2017

Our 6th Annual quilt camp at Edenvale is happening June 23-26. I’ve had a request to teach curved piecing. I’d thought about using the two traditional drunkards path templates but wanted to try the templates used for the Ruby Reel. Cheryl Phillips has designed the Ruby Reel pattern for McCalls quilting and provided a web bonus of the templates we will use for this project.

We will be using the bottom two–> templates.

You will make either a small table topper <—- that measures 19″square.

Or a set of placemats —-> that measure   13″ x 18.”

I find paper templates easy to use with my rotary cutter and a ruler. Just be careful not to trim any paper as you go. These paper pieces can be glued onto cardboard and then cut out giving you a sturdier template to work with. Click on the PDF link to get your templates but disregard the printing on the templates themselves. We won’t be cutting that many pieces! :D  Ruby Reel templates

These pieces can be made with two contrasting fat quarters plus backing and binding fabrics.

<— This 27″ table topper is made using all three templates. It’s hot off the longarm so still awaits it’s binding. It is recommended for the advanced curve piecer but is an example of what you can do once you’ve mastered your fear of curves. ;)


Happy Quilting…Valerie Raye


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