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    perfect circles any size!

    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!!
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    ps it was on the computer. a lot of pbs is online now.
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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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!!
    Last edited by MaryMo; 02-18-2013 at 11:05 AM.
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    thanks for sharing the great tip
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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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    Here's a pictorial...can't find the vid:
    http://thehabygoddess.blogspot.ca/20...w-perfect.html

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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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    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.
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    That is extremely cool and will be put to use by me in the near future. Thanks for sharing!!

    Alison

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    http://video.wpt2.org/video/2324235505

    this link worked for me.
    Got fabric?

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    Really great tip, thank you!!!!

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    That's great. Thanks so much!

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    Thanks for the tip!!
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    That is really neat. Thanks for sharing
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    I DVR'd this episode. Really neat!

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    thank you for posting this great idea.

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    google Terri Stegmiller for an excellent tutorial on this.
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    BellaBoo thanks for the link - I watched the entire episode it was great! Great way to finish quilts when yoiu just can't send every quilt you do to a LAQ.
    And thanks to Cindy Pierce for starting this in the first place!
    I think I've gotta get me one of those gadgets.

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    you can also take a commerical size tea filter and iron it, sew on it, rip the paper off, and you have a perfect circle

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    Some of the circular attachments are not much more sophisticated and they cost $80.00. I use the thumb tack method.

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    Just remember to use a tiny cork or an eraser on the point of the thumbtack to prevent the quilt from jumping off the point of the tack.

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    I just order the Sew Simple Circle book and tool from Nancy's Notions. Can't wait to get it in the mail. Will let you know how I like it.

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    That is AWESOME....thanks for sharing!!!
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    wow, that's a great idea!!!!!!
    greetz, fien
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    Thank you. I bought the circles thing, but hasven't tried it yet.

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