My nemisis lately has been a grandmother's flower garden quilt. I've pieced all the 'flowers' and am now on the round center part.
How in the WORLD do you get these blessed center circles flat and not pointy?
I tried gathering the edges and ironing, too pointy.
At the advice of a local quilt shop, I tried sewing two circles together, clipping one like a 'y', turning it inside out, poking it and assaulting it until it laid relatively flat...it was never absolutely round, but there was 20-25 minutes for one circle! I don't have that much spare time! :shock:
I tried fusing the fabric to fusible web, cutting the circles and then fusing them to the flower centers....it was nice, but the stich I use would have to cover the unfinished edge....
Any ideas? :idea:
If it matters, I am sewing by machine and then machine quilting this.
It is a memory quilt for my mother of childhood clothes scraps of my sister and I (my sister died a few years ago and my mum is slowly losing her sight due to glaucoma). I am trying to get it done by July of 07 for her 60th birthday....maybe with some great advice I can take it up again.