Someone posted a link a while back about how to prepare perfect circles for appliqué without burning your fingers. Since I needed a couple today I thought I would see how it works. You cut your fabric circle with a seam allowance on. You cut a thin cardboard circle of the exact size you want. You cut a square of aluminum foil and lay your fabric face down on the foil with the cardboard circle inside. Holding the cardboard circle in place, you gather up the foil and iron around the circle the edges well. Here are a couple of pictures of how they turned out.