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Thread: Raw edge applique circles?

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    Super Member leatheflea's Avatar
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    Raw edge applique circles?

    How do you make a perfect circle when doing raw edge applique? My cirlces look a little wonky. They are about the size of a dime and penny. Any suggestions?

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    Olfa circle cutter!

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    starch the fabric heavily before cutting to prevent the circles from stretching on the bias
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    I'd use Wonder Under and fuse them to the quilt, then stitch over them. They won't move or get wonky.

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    I wish I could help, I'm having similar issues getting my small curved edges to look nice and smooth. I can say that the more I do, the better they get - so I'm guessing the answer is "practice".
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I use my thimble as a template. Works for me.
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    I would agree, starch and lite heat and bond....I recently made a quilt with fish and had to add bubbles.... when I appliqued them I really had to shorten my stitch and take my time, sometimes turning every stitch to make a perfect circle......but it can be done.....just not quickly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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    Lots of good advice thanks

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    I do the same thing, heat n bond lite and stitch around the edges.

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