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    Circles

    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.
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    And here is a picture after ironing and the circle is ready to appliqué down after I take out the cardboard. I will use this method again because it works!
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    WOW - great circle. Can you reuse the foil a lot?
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    ​I only needed a couple of circles but I imagine you could reuse the foil until you tear it. Mine is Reynolds heavy duty because that's what I use in the oven.

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    thanks for showing the neat process
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    Thanks for this great tip. I am getting ready to do some centers for Dresden plates and this will be very useful. TFS
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    Thank you for this tip--I am going to try it soon !

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    That's really clever! Thanks for sharing!
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    How clever and thank you for the pictures. Pictures help a lot to see how a technique is used.

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    Brilliant!
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    Great tip!

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    I read about this technique here and I am waiting to try it out on a project. Your pictures are a great addition.

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    Thank you for the great tip. I like to do fans and Dresden plates and that will work wonderful.

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    very useful tip...thank you!

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    Have you tried Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles? They're wonderful and come in multiple sizes.

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    how useful this information is. thank you so much.
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    Thank you so much for this tut. The picture helped

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    Thanks for posting .... will have to try!!
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    Cool technique. I am still scared of circles - some day, may be.

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    Like this technique. Thanks for sharing
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    Love this tutorial. It sure beats shelling out money for templates. I will be doing this soon. Going to make some mug rugs!

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    Thanks for sharing.

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    Neat idea - thank you.

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    I have tried this it works great , thank you for the tip . Cathy

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