As with anything there are several ways of doing the same thing.Originally Posted by sisLH
I would start with the easy...cut a circle of fabric that includes the seam allowance, cut the same size circle of fusible interfacing (the lightweight kind, with dots of glue on one side) sew the two circles together (right side of fabric against dots of glue). Cut a small slit in the interfacing and turn right side out. Use a chopstick or other such tool to smooth out the edges. The dots of glue should be on the backside of the circle fabric (dots facing out). Place on background fabric fuse into place and sew around by hand or by machine.
You could also use freezer paper templates-cut the size of the circle you want, iron to backside of circle fabric cut out. Remember to include seam allowance. Use your sewing machince to stitch a basting stitch in the seam allowance and then pull the ends of the thread to gather the seam around the paper. Starch the edges then iron dry. Remove basting stitches and paper (paper can be use several times).
Place on background sew by hand or machine.
Please don't be afraid of circles, one of the easiest shapes to applique. :thumbup: