Drunkard's Path Template Hints

Cut Circles

You can cut 6 sizes of circles with both template sets. Templates include quarter-inch seam allowances. Fold a square into quarters. Use quarter-inch masking tape to mark the seam allowance on the template and place the template on the folds of the square, as shown:


Sizes of squares you can cut with our original Drunkard's Path Template Set #8960
Template Radius Diameter of Circle
A 1 1/2" 3"
B 2" 4"
C 2 3/4" 5 1/2"
D 3 1/4" 6 1/2"
Sizes of squares you can cut with our Large Drunkard's Path Template Set #8024
E 4 3/4" 9 1/2"
F 5 1/4" 10 1/2"


Drunkard's Path Templates

Rotary cut the curves with these Drunkard's Path templates that don't look like Drunkard's Path – 6" to 7" Drunkard's Path Templates.

Cut 5 sizes of circles (as shown above) with our Drunkard's Path Templates. Download grids to color and design Drunkard's Path quilts made with 20 different quilt blocks.

Our Original Set

The four templates in this set are labeled A through D. They are used in pairs to make Drunkard's Path units in 3 sizes (3, 3 1/2 and 4 inches), plus larger sizes, if desired. Cut the "pie" shape from strips and the "L" shape from squares. You can rotary cut the squares, but if you own Sets A, B or C, you already have square templates that fit. Instructions feature 21 block variations.

Product No. 8960 $17.98
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Mini Drunkard's Path—If you like to make miniatures, you'll be interested in the quarter-circle template that's included in our new template set, Mini Dresden Plate. You can use it to make 1 1/4" Drunkard's Path blocks!

Large Drunkard's Path Template Set for making 6", 6 1/2" and 7" units

By popular request, we are now offering larger Drunkard's Path templates. They work the same way as the originals ~ they just create bigger pieces. The original set includes 21 block variations ~ you can make all those blocks with these templates, too. This instruction set includes 6 variations and two quilt patterns.

Product No. 8024 $18.98
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If you look in five different books for Drunkard's Path patterns, chances are you will see five different ratios between the length of x and y. Using templates E and F will create these proportions in finished squares:

This template set includes instructions for making the Round About quilt pattern shown below. If you combine our original Drunkard's Path Template Set and the Large Drunkard's Path Template set, you can make a Twister quilt pattern. The Twister quilt pattern is included in the instructions that come with the templates.

Twister Quilt Pattern

Round About Quilt Pattern