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Thread: Center for Dresden plate

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    I need to find a good way to make that perfect circle the the center of the dresden plate. Any good ideas?

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    Trace around a glass or pill bottle. Anything close to the size you need.

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    I use a circle template to trace onto interfacing, then sew this (right sides together) to the fabric I want for the center. Trim around with pinking shears to about 1/8" .. Cut small slit in interfacing and turn. Press well.
    I have the plastic circle templates I bought from Joann's - there is 5 different sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    I use a circle template to trace onto interfacing, then sew this (right sides together) to the fabric I want for the center. Trim around with pinking shears to about 1/8" .. Cut small slit in interfacing and turn. Press well.
    I have the plastic circle templates I bought from Joann's - there is 5 different sizes.
    This is what I do but I go to the Kitchen for my shapes:)

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    use a glass or something else from the kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    I use a circle template to trace onto interfacing, then sew this (right sides together) to the fabric I want for the center. Trim around with pinking shears to about 1/8" .. Cut small slit in interfacing and turn. Press well.
    I have the plastic circle templates I bought from Joann's - there is 5 different sizes.
    This is what I do but I go to the Kitchen for my shapes:)
    yep yep...... only way I have found to make a GOOD circle... many are adding a yo yo to the center of a dresden plate too

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    make a template out of something like poster board
    cut the fabric bigger than template (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch )
    hand stitch around the outer edge of fabric
    pull tight under to make it fix nicely around template, like making a yo yo
    PRESS from the top
    lossen thread
    remove template
    you should have a nice perfect circle to stitch to your your quilt !!!!!!

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    I'm glad you asked this question because I was wondering the same thing.

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    I do the same as Buzzy Bee

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    I also
    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    I use a circle template to trace onto interfacing, then sew this (right sides together) to the fabric I want for the center. Trim around with pinking shears to about 1/8" .. Cut small slit in interfacing and turn. Press well.
    I have the plastic circle templates I bought from Joann's - there is 5 different sizes.
    This is what I do but I go to the Kitchen for my shapes:)
    yep yep...... only way I have found to make a GOOD circle... many are adding a yo yo to the center of a dresden plate too
    this is what do.also use this way for hearts.[quote]

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