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Thread: Tutorial on how to sew circles perfectly

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    Senior Member RUSewing's Avatar
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    EasyPeasy. The link was so very helpful!
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    coffee filters can be used

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    use a commercial tea maker filter, iron it and sew on it, rip the paper off and wa la you have a perfect cirlce

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    Here's my reply on another thread about sewing circles. I hope the picture of the quilt comes through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tate_elliott View Post
    When I bought my Rocketeer, the first quilt I made was a mock cathedral quilt. The instructions said to cut my fabric into circles and sew them together. I thought, "To heck with trying to sew perfectly around circles! I'll sew them into circles first, then cut them." So I measured out onto my cabinet, put a sticker to mark the spot, and used masking tape to hold a thumb tack point-upward. I put squares on the tack, spun them to be sure all I had the fabric centered well, and hit the pedal. I just watched the stitches go in a perfect circle - over and over and over.

    Oh, and I stuck a rubber eraser over the tack to keep the fabric in place while sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tate_elliott View Post
    Here's my reply on another thread about sewing circles. I hope the picture of the quilt comes through.

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    Well, that is simply brilliant. Thank you!

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    I usually like Nancy's tutorials and hers was good, but just look at all the expensive equipment! This little tutorial is cheap and probably would work just as well.
    GramMER to 18 plus 2 great granddaughters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tate_elliott View Post
    Here's my reply on another thread about sewing circles. I hope the picture of the quilt comes through.

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    Oh, just look at the mock cathedral window, but the best part of the picture for me was the old Singer. It is one edition newer than mine. My Singer is almost 60 years old and has done a wonderful job for me!
    GramMER to 18 plus 2 great granddaughters!

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    I just looked at the video from "garysgal" and believe I'm going to invest in the "CIRCLE SEW SIMPLE" Why not make sewing as simple and easy as possible? The tack in the video has a safety cover for it.

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    Yes, you're right ghostrider, up thru the sticky side and FYI, I've done it with the thumbtack before and believe it or not, it works!! The biggest difference between this "homemade" tool and the $40-$80 ones is you have to fiddle with it more and measure from the needle etc to get an EXACT size on our circle. If you don't need it EXACT, then the tack works great.

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