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Thread: How to Applique a Smooth Circle - Quilting Daily

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    How to Applique a Smooth Circle - Quilting Daily

    Got this in an email today and thought I would share:

    http://nls.interweave.com/track?t=v&...&&2000&eu=1&&&

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    this is the technique i use but i leave about 3/8 instead of 1/4 seam allowance
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    Karen Kay Buckley sells acrylic washers in all sizes so that you can use them and iron them over and over.
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    I agree with MaggieK about Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles. They are the BEST I used to use freezer paper, but, you still get wrinkles. You pull the gathering thread up tight and lightly starch and press, let cool and pop out the washer.

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    Thanks for sharing all the info ladies. I saw a cute pattern with circles scattered all around the edges. I'll have to try these tips when I make it.

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    This is the method I use, but I leave the freezer paper in place while I applique the circle (or whatever shape I'm using). When I'm finished with the applique, I carefully cut a small slit in the base fabric under the applique and gently pull out the freezer paper. Then I slip stitch the slit closed. Leaving the freezer paper in place gives me a firm template for my tiny applique stitching. Works perfectly every time!

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