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    I just had a aha moment today - of course someone may have already discovered this but here it is. I found a pattern last night that needed a 17 inch circle of fabric. Well me being me there is no way i could draw a perfect circle - even with a pencil and piece of string and a nail - if you know what I mean. I had breakfast with a friend of mine today and afterwards stopped at the bulk foods store behind the restaurant. Tada - cardboard cake plates in perfect circles!!!!! from 6 inches to 16 inches!!!!
    the largest one was 70 cents!!!! if i had to put a quarter in the cussing jar for every bad word i muttered trying to draw a perfect circle it would have been a lot more than 70 cents!!! also got a 10 inch one for possible potholders/tortilla bags and it was only 35 cents!!!
    Though the pattern was for a 17 inch i think the 16 inch will work just fine. It will just be a little smaller!

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    GREAT idea!!! I'll have to find some of those.

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    you can also ask at your local grocery bakery dept. they should sell you just the boards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    you can also ask at your local grocery bakery dept. they should sell you just the boards!
    Couldn't think what they were called - cake boards. My mother would be so ashamed - she used to decorate cakes and i knew what they were called :oops:

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    That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newquilter10
    That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
    :thumbup:

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    You have a computer...go to your paint program and use the elipse button, hold down the shift key and make perfect circles any size

    Julia

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    Clever idea and inexpensive too! I also like the idea of doing it on my computer, but how would I print it out? How thick are the cake boards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalartquilts
    You have a computer...go to your paint program and use the elipse button, hold down the shift key and make perfect circles any size

    Julia

    You wouldn't be able to print out circles larger than 11 inches would you? Unless printed 2 and taped them together?

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