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Old 02-18-2013, 10:44 AM
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was watching wisconson public tv and on sewing with nancy she took a flat thumb tack put it thru a piece of tape point up sticky side down and put it on the table. she put a square of fabric on the thumb tack measured from the needle to the tack moved the tack and started sewing. the fabric moved with the dogfeed and pivoted on the tack. then she cut following the sewing line. perfect circle made!! I just thought it was great and had share it with somebody! thanks all!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:45 AM
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ps it was on the computer. a lot of pbs is online now.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:47 AM
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I will have to look this one up to get a picture of what is happening .... If it works, it would save so much time. Thanks for sharing.

PS ... I did take a look at it on YouTube .... and now can't wait to try it! Many thanks for sharing!!

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:38 AM
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thanks for sharing the great tip
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:39 AM
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I've known about this but have not tried it, will see if I can find it on youtube, I'm a visual learner and love video tutes. thanks
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:21 PM
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Here's a pictorial...can't find the vid:
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:23 PM
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at a workshop some years ago we did this and made circles about 5" round and used a long gathering stitch and cut about 1/4" outside the stitch. Then took a cd disk and gathered the fabric circle around it and pressed the edges and then machine appiqued them to background fabric. Made interesting and quick quilt blocks.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:33 PM
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it's WPBS digital tv. Sewing with Nancy Circles Sew Simple. I watch online at watch.wpbstv.org/program/sewing-nancy/ but I can't get the link to work.
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That is extremely cool and will be put to use by me in the near future. Thanks for sharing!!

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this link worked for me.
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