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Thread: Machine applique Circles

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    Senior Member IAmCatOwned's Avatar
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    Machine applique Circles

    I am still new to applique and have a question for machine applique. I want to make a circles quilt that uses circles cut from a scratched DVD. I want to be able to fold over the edges in order to zig zag the edges so there is never any fraying. Is there a way to do this to keep the curve? I still can't get smooth curves using satin stitching and am kindof frustrated. Using just a zig zag I would likely get fraying when it was washed and dried.

    I'm trying to make a quilt like this.

    I should add that I do not want to use permanent interfacing. I don't like the feel of it on a large piece, so I was using dissolving interfacing.
    Last edited by IAmCatOwned; 02-27-2012 at 04:23 PM.
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    Use something heat safe as a template use a basting stitch around seam allowance, spray with starch press remove template, hope this makes sense

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    I suggest using the DVD to make a template out of heat safe plastic

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    Use your light interfacing or used dryer sheets and put the right sides together and sew around the circle. Cut a slit in the back of the interfacing turn it inside out clip curves and press to where it is nice and round then pin on fabric and just use a nice zig zag around. Easy and fast. You can use the interfacing and iron it on as well then zig zag.
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-90945-1.htm
    This is one I have in my blog that you might use. I have a couple more if this doesn't work

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    Oh my gosh, these are all great ideas! I'm going to try them and see what works best for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbeadit View Post
    Use your light interfacing or used dryer sheets and put the right sides together and sew around the circle. Cut a slit in the back of the interfacing turn it inside out clip curves and press to where it is nice and round then pin on fabric and just use a nice zig zag around. Easy and fast. You can use the interfacing and iron it on as well then zig zag.
    I found this a VERY good idea! I have used it several times.

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    Wow, I was just thinking about a circle quilt last night! I saw a quilt and thought for sure I could imitate it without buying the pattern. I was thinking about doing the muslin trick with it and then after turning it right side out, I would clip away the muslin in the middle.
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    I am curious why you can sew a zig zag in a circle but not a satin stitch, since a satin stitch is a zig zag stitch, only with the length of the stitch shortened. Can you control the speed of your machine?
    Last edited by TanyaL; 02-27-2012 at 07:02 PM.

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    I use light interfacing and sew as stated below!! It is so easy and if you sew exactly on the line it will be a perfect circle!!! I use Superior Monofilament(spelling???) thread to stitch down the circle.
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbeadit View Post
    Use your light interfacing or used dryer sheets and put the right sides together and sew around the circle. Cut a slit in the back of the interfacing turn it inside out clip curves and press to where it is nice and round then pin on fabric and just use a nice zig zag around. Easy and fast. You can use the interfacing and iron it on as well then zig zag.
    Last edited by grammysharon; 02-27-2012 at 09:42 PM.
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