Accurate Curved Piecing: A Video and a Giveaway


If curved piecing worries you (and let’s face it, it worries everybody), what you just might need is for somebody to talk you through it. And who better to talk you through curved piecing than Angela Pingel, author of the book A Quilter’s Mixology?

Angela has a new video class out from Interweave Publishing, “Sewing Techniques for Accurate Curved Piecing,” that will help you tackle those curves. Angela makes curved piecing feel remarkably easy with her helpful explanations and techniques, so she’ll have you piecing gorgeous curves in no time at all.

Cutting the fabric, pinning the pieces, sewing the units and trimming them are all covered in this video. I love Angela’s one-pin curve-sewing method from A Quilter’s Mixology, so it was great to be able to see that method demonstrated so clearly. And the hints Angela gives for making the curve-piecing process both faster and more accurate are invaluable.

Angela’s book focuses entirely on Drunkard’s Path blocks, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that her video class covers not only Drunkard’s Path units, but many other types of curved units as well. Among the units Angela teaches in this video are apple core and clamshell designs—both of which I’ve long had on my quilting bucket list for a long time.

Angela even covers improvisational curves and shows off a curved-block sampler at the end of the video. It’s really amazing how much this video covers, and it’s so fun and inspiring to see how versatile curved piecing truly is.

You can hop over to the Interweave store to purchase Angela’s video—it’s available as a download or on hard-copy DVD. I hope you’ll check it out, along with the other stops on the Curved Piecing blog hop!


Feb 1: Lynne Goldsworthy
Feb 5: Lee Heinrich
And guess what: Angela and Interweave are giving away a copy of the DVD to one lucky winner. This giveaway is open to USA readers only. To enter to win a copy, leave a comment on this post. I’ll draw a winner next week. Good luck! This giveaway is now closed.
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  1. Elsa
    Elsa says:

    It would be nice to be a bit more accurate than I've been. I find that sometimes one piece is bigger than the other ~ so irritating!
    Thanks for this fab giveaway!

  2. Susan
    Susan says:

    I haven't done that many curves in quilting, but I haven't had a problem with them as I did them by hand. I have made some clothes with curved seams and they weren't a problem either.


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