I recently posted this picture of a quilt that I had worked on with my daughter. I was teaching her how to do set in circles. These are not easy to do, but they’re not impossible. In fact, once you have some practice you can really go to town on sewing curves. All it takes is for someone to show you how, and then you can tackle clamshell quilts, drunkard’s path quilts and so much more. The reason that I started doing them is because I hate doing applique. My life won’t be long enough to do applique projects.
I was a garment sewist long before I was a quilter. Most of the time, garment sewists are much less fearful of sewing techniques that quilters deem difficult. That’s because you are thrust into doing complicated techniques in order to accomplish even simple garments. So, when I first started quilting, I was told by an instructor that sewing curved seams was almost impossible. So, I proceeded to do a double wedding ring quilt, just to prove that it wasn’t as impossible as she thought it was.
So, without further ado, here is a video to help you accomplish curved piecing.