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Thread: How to sew perfect circles

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    Senior Member jeank's Avatar
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    Nancy of Nancy's notions showed this method. She called it the low tech version. It works.
    Jean in MI

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    I first saw this "tack" trick in the early 70's. I thought every one knew this idea. I have used it several times. Singer has a flower foot, I have seen it on HSN. Not sure if I would buy one since I know the tack trick.
    Last edited by LindaJR; 05-26-2013 at 08:36 AM.

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    Tack in sewing machine

    I guess I am pretty thick headed but I don't understand how you can put a tack in your sewing machine.

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    tryitall, you don't put the tack in your machine. You need for your machine to be in a cabinet (or at least that's the way I do it). And, no, the tack doesn't go IN the cabinet either. I used masking tape or painter's tape and taped the tack straight out to the left of the needle - with the point facing UP. Then you put the middle of a piece of fabric on the tack, the edge of the fabric under the foot, and start sewing. The fabric spins in a circle as you sew. I put a rubber eraser over the tack to keep the fabric from slipping off.

    Hope this is makes it more clear.

    Tate
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    Clever idea , thanks.
    Liz Fairlie

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    What a neat idea. Thank you for sharing.

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