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Stained Glass Drunkard's Path Quilt

As seen in Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® Fall/Winter 2011 FASHIONfusion Magazine
75 ½" X 88 ½"






Drunkard's Path Quilt

Now it’s simpler than ever to bring the beauty and tradition of quilting into your home. With the EZ Quilting® collection of tools and the Simplicity® Bias Tape Maker, you can measure, cut and complete this beautiful quilt with accuracy and confidence. Create your own version of this quilt using six different fabrics of your choice, or make the quilt pictured here with fabrics from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores®.

Instructions and materials needed are given for a quilt measuring 75 ½" X 88 ½". Please note that all seam allowances are standard ¼" seam allowances. All cutting measurements include seam allowances.



Materials Needed:

Fabrics

  • Fabric 1 (we used Jo-Ann Article #10742237 LS Rich Paisley Jacobean Floral) - 1 1/3 yards
  • Fabric 2 (we used Jo-Ann Article #10742229 LS Rich Paisley Packed Paisley Scroll) - ¾ yard
  • Fabric 3 (we used Jo-Ann Article #10742245 LS Rich Paisley Floral Scroll) - 1 1/3 yards
  • Fabric 4 (we used Jo-Ann Article #10742211 LS Rich Paisley Allover Paisley) - 1 1/3 yards
  • Fabric 5 (we used Jo-Ann Article #10742203 LS Rich Paisley Stripe) - 2 ½ yards
  • Beige Solid (we used Jo-Ann Article #8034688) - 2 ¾ yards
  • Gold Solid (we used Jo-Ann Article #507218) - 1 ¼ yards
  • Black Solid for Stained Glass Outlining (we used Jo-Ann Article # 114704) - 1 yard
  • Green Solid for Binding (we used Jo-Ann Article #1014018) - ¾ yard
  • Fabric for Backing - 5 yards



Tools



Cutting Instructions

1. From Beige Solid, cut 14 strips 7" wide by the width of the fabric. From these strips cut 80 (eighty) 7" squares.

2. From Gold Solid, cut 7 strips 7" wide by the width of the fabric. From these strips cut 40 (forty) 7" squares.

3. From Fabric 3 (Jo-Ann Article #10742245), cut 4 strips 12" wide by the width of the fabric. From these strips cut 10 (ten) 12" squares.

4. From Fabric 2 (Jo-Ann Article #10742229), cut 2 strips 12" wide by the width of the fabric. From these strips cut 6 (six) 12" squares.

5. From Fabric 4 (Jo-Ann Article #10742211), cut 2 strips 12" wide by the width of the fabric. From these strips cut 6 (six) 12" squares.

6. From Fabric 1 (Jo-Ann Article #10742237), cut 3 strips 12" wide by the width of the fabric. From these strips cut 7 (seven) 12" squares.

7. From Fabric 2 (Jo-Ann Article #10742229), cut 8 strips 2 ½" wide by the width of the fabric. Set aside for binding.

8. From Fabric 5 (Jo-Ann Article #10742203), cut 4 strips lengthwise of fabric. Cut ¼" on each side of the paisley stripe.

9. From Green Solid, cut 10 strips 2 ½" wide by the width of the fabric.

10. Cut bias strips from Black Solid as follows -
Cut Black Solid in half so you have 2 pieces, each 18" wide by the width of the fabric. Following manufacturer’s instructions for using the Simpli-EZ Bias Ruler, cut strips measuring ¾" wide. These strips will be run through the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker and used for the stained glass effect.

11. Cutting circles from 12" squares - Following manufacturer’s instructions for using the EZ Circle Cut tool. Fold each 12" square in half, pressing with fingers or lightly with an iron. Place fold of fabric on fold line of EZ Circle Cut tool and cut in the slot for a 10" circle. Fold each circle into quarters and press with fingers or lightly with an iron. Open circle and cut into 4 quarters.

Making the Blocks

1. Following manufacturer’s instructions, spray the wrong side of each quarter circle with 505 Spray and Fix, then position on a 7” square. Follow the chart below to complete all 120 squares:

2. Following manufacturer’s instructions for making single fold bias strips, run the ¾” strips cut from black solid through the 3/8” wide single fold bias tip. Once folded, cut 120 strips, each measuring 8 ½”.

3. Place cut bias strips on curve of circle for all 120 blocks. Pin in place or use 505 Spray and Fix to hold strips in place. Stitch strips in place using your zig-zag, blanket, hem or other decorative stitch on your sewing machine.

4. Once all blocks are complete, you are ready to stitch them together. Make 4 sections as shown below. Stitch blocks together into rows, then stitch the rows together.

5. Stitch sections together.

Adding Borders and Finishing

1. Measure the length of the quilt top. Trim 2 border strips this length and attach to opposite sides of the quilt top. Measure the width of the quilt top. Trim remaining 2 border strips this length and attach to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

2. Layer, quilt and bind.



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