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Thread: circular quilt question

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    Junior Member quiltylori's Avatar
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    Hi everyone...I'm making a round table quilt. I have the top all put together and I'm ready to put the batting and backing on it. I am planning on using the two sided fusible batting (never tried it before), but I am concerned because the center of my quilt does not seem to lay flat. All the points from the 40 triangular pieces meet for a circle in the middle and pucker up. Any suggestions on how to get those tiny sewn pieces to lay flat. I will try to get a picture so you can see what I'm talking about.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.

    See how the center puckers
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    It almost looks like there is too many pieces of fabric there to lay flat??? maybe try increasing the seam allowances for the last couple of inches to take up the slack?

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    Want degree wedge ruler did you use?
    I've only done this with a 10 degree ruler and there were 36 pieces to equal the 360 degree circle.

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    Well, the interesting part is that I made one before and copied the amount that I used. This one though is not working out...should I remove a couple of pieces?

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    You must be using the 9 degree ruler, 40 pieces would equal 36o degrees.

    Some times my circle would be a little full in the middle. I would inspect my seam near the middle and resew any that are less than 1/4 in.. It is aggravating, because you might have to resew most all of them to get it flat.

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    Oh and I used a 9 degree ruler with 40 wedges...i guess i must of not cut all my points the same width...how can i fix this?

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    ok I will take a look at my seams

    Thanks :)

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    How about appliqueing a circle on top?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    How about appliqueing a circle on top?
    If it is like the ones I have done, they are supposed to have an applique in the center.
    What deesign is your center supposed to be?

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    Junior Member quiltylori's Avatar
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    I'm not sure yet what material I will be putting in the center, but if I recall, don't I quilt it first and then put the applique on? Sorry, if I appear a little "dumb" I haven't quilted in about 6 years and it's hard to remember. Do you think I can just stitch in the ditch and sort of gather it along the way down to smooth it out?

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