drunkards path mega coaster tutorial

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I typically cut all of my fabric for quilt projects with a rotary cutter or scissors but I’ve been having fun exploring all of the cutting options of my new Cricut Maker! I decided to play around with shapes that require careful cutting to achieve good piecing results. The Maker is perfect for this! Once you design your shapes on the computer, the Maker cuts them fairly quickly and precisely. I decided to experiment with the ubiquitous Drunkards Path shape.

quilt | drunkard's path | block | curve | mini quilt | coaster | modern | free | pattern | modern quilt

Let me share with you how I made my new Drunkards Path Mega Coasters!

What you need to make one coaster measuring 7″ x 7″.
Multiply materials to make more coasters.

• 4 pieces of fabric measuring 5” x  5” (a charm pack is perfect for this project!) for coaster top
• 1 piece of fabric measuring 9” x 9” (or make it scrappy) for coaster back
• 1 piece of batting measuring 9” x 9”
• 1 piece of fabric measuring 2¼” x 42”. for binding
• Cricut Maker for easy fabric cutting! or cut by hand (PDF download link included in instructions)
• Cricut Fabricgrip 12” x 12” mat

Curious about the materials I used? 
Fabric: Lemmikki by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics
Thread: 50wt cotton by Aurifil
Batting: Warm and Natural by The Warm Company

How to make a coaster:

  1. Cut the Drunkards Path design four times from your 5” x 5” fabric squares.



    I designed my drunkard’s path design in Adobe Illustrator then imported the design into Design Space (the program that tells your Cricut Maker what to cut). I made the Design Space file available to you. You can find my 3½” Drunkards Path block here. (Note: you will only be able to get to this link if you have a Cricut Design Space account.)

    Don’t have a Cricut Maker yet? Download the Drunkards Path block PDF template here and cut using a rotary cutter or scissors.

  1. Arrange the Drunkards Path pieces until you’re happy with the design.

  1. Sew the convex pieces to the concave pieces to make 4 mini blocks.
    quilt | drunkard's path | block | curve | mini quilt | coaster | modern | Lotta Jansdotter | Lemmikki
  1. Sew the top left block to the top right block and the bottom left block to the bottom right block.
    quilt | drunkard's path | block | curve | mini quilt | coaster | modern | Lotta Jansdotter | Lemmikki
  2. Sew the top blocks to the bottom blocks.
    quilt | drunkard's path | block | curve | mini quilt | coaster | modern | Lotta Jansdotter | Lemmikki
  3. Make your quilt sandwich. Layer the back (wrong side up), then the batting and then the coaster top (right side up). Baste the layers together using your preferred method.
  4. Quilt as desired. I followed the curved lines of the seams, working ½” away from a quilted line so that I could use the walking foot as a guide.
  5. Trim each coaster to 7″ x 7″.
    quilt | drunkard's path | block | curve | mini quilt | coaster | modern | quilt sandwich | Lotta Jansdotter | Lemmikki
  6. Bind your coaster. From the binding fabric, cut and join strips with a diagonal seam to create a binding strip measuring 2¼” x 42”. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and bind the coaster using the double-fold binding method.
  7. Make multiple coasters! If you use a 5″ charm pack, it will make plenty of coasters. These coasters make a great gift!

Want to learn more about the Cricut Maker? Check out my review here or visit the links below.

The Cricut Maker is $399.99 and is available at the Cricut website.
The Cricut is also available at a variety of other retailers, including Amazon.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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