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Thread: How do you insert a perfect circle into a background?

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    Question How do you insert a perfect circle into a background?

    A couple of years ago I visited a LQS in Paris, TN. They had a beautiful wall hanging displayed that had a design made up of large circles (NOT appliquéd).

    When I said it looked very difficult, the shop owner said it was really VERY easy--she had done something like stitching the circle on one side of the fabric, cutting out the fabric behind it, and pushing it through to the other side.

    I can't remember what she told me, but I know there had been a class on it, and I am sure someone out there must be familiar with this method. The LQS is not longer in business, and I don't know who to go to for information. Can any of you "Quilting Sisters" help me?

    Thanks so much!
    ~( ) Jeri

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    Sounds like it may be something like reverse applique?

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    This is the book that explains it:
    http://www.amazon.com/Pieced-Curves-...343315&sr=8-47

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    Inserting a perfect circle

    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    Dear Hopetoquilt:

    I think this may be the one! I'm going to order a paperback copy--thanks so much for the info! Have you used her book, or taken a course from her?
    ~( ) Jeri

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Neesie, this looks similar--but I think she did not use any pins. I'm going to read through her blog again. Thanks!
    ~( ) Jeri

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    This was driving me crazy as I knew I had this Alex Anderson video somewhere on my computer! Finally found it!

    http://www.hgtv.com/video/easy-circl...deo/index.html
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    Here's a tutorial one of our board members did awhile ago:

    Inset Circle using Freezer Paper and Glue
    MzzzQuilts aka Ellen

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    Try the circles and squares throw from allpeoplequilt.com or google modern circle quilts.
    Personally, the one from allpeoplequilt seems so easy. But there are many "modern" circle quilts that look fantastic.
    Good luck.

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    MadQuilter has an excellent tutorial right here one our boards.

    Inset Circle using Freezer Paper and Glue
    Real easy to understand and follow.
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