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Thread: I'll never be afraid of inset circles again!

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    I'll never be afraid of inset circles again!

    I had 9 of these blocks done and put off for months doing the outside. Doing set-in circles is a bear and it never comes out perfectly. I have watched Sharon Schambers' videos and realized I could use the Piece-le-que technique for this.

    Use a sheet of the heat-resistant mylar plastic and cut finished circle size out of the middle. Lay plastic over the fabric and trace the circle. Cut out the circle with a generous seam allowance and clip the curve all around. Pin the plastic over the wrong side of fabric so it stays in place, pinned into a pressing board. Use a brush to paint the seam allowance with starch. Turn the edges back around the plastic, iron dry, and remove the plastic. Place the cutout circle over the center, lining it up all around, pin, and use Elmer's School Glue to attach it, using a very fine tip for a tiny line of glue. Iron to set. Open it up and sew right on the pressed line. Trim the seams. It came out just perfect!!
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    Very impressive....my little chicken heart would even baulk at this despite how you made it seem easy.

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    Ditto Earthwalker!
    SueDor

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    Thank you for the great information along with photos.
    I have watched Sharon Schamber's video on using Elmers School Glue for joining binding strips.
    I see in your photo the glue using a very fine tip. Where did you purchase the tip you are using?
    I appreciate your help.

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    You did a great job. I have never used glue yet....but I am sure there will be a time I need it.

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    The tips and bottles can be boughtatMichaels. 2 bottles and about 4 tips for $6. Bottles have plastic tips that tiny metal tips go on. The are great-short and easy to unclog if you forget them unlike the long brand name one. They are in blister pack near fabric paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewsue View Post
    The tips and bottles can be boughtatMichaels. 2 bottles and about 4 tips for $6. Bottles have plastic tips that tiny metal tips go on. The are great-short and easy to unclog if you forget them unlike the long brand name one. They are in blister pack near fabric paint.
    Thank you for being so detailed on where to buy these tips!! Other's have mentioned they got them at Michael's, but I don't usually shop there and wondered where these might be within the store. I appreciate the details!!

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    That's how I did my Yin-Yang Quilt blocks. Hubby's quilt is Finished

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    I got my tips at Joanns. Think it was in the glue area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker View Post
    Very impressive....my little chicken heart would even baulk at this despite how you made it seem easy.
    Me, too. A lot of work involved!

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