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I'll never be afraid of inset circles again!

Old 02-07-2013, 10:37 AM
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Some people are really dumb--especially me. I read your title as 'INSECT CIRCLES' Not enough sleep last night ya' think?
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:49 AM
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Thanks for the tutorial. I've been meaning to try this, but haven't worked up the courage yet!
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:58 AM
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If you remember to cut the circle going in 1" bigger than the hole it has to fit and also fold and press seams into the circle and the outer portion so that you 8 sections, then you can match up the lines of the folds to each other and pin or glue dot in place before you start sewing. This is the way we learned it in a class.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by earthwalker View Post
Very impressive....my little chicken heart would even baulk at this despite how you made it seem easy.
I agree 100%!! Yours are just perfect!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:48 AM
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I use a similar method to this when I do a "Drunkards Path", I cut a circle in cardboard then cut a circle in the fabric slightly larger than the cardboard , sew gathering stitches around the edge of the fabric about 1/4 inch in, place over cardboard pull gathering stitches press to the inside, carefully remove cardboard then you have a circle of fabric, cut into four and use it for a drunkards path, top stitch the half circle to your background fabric or neatly hand stitch. Somewhere in the archives on this quilting board is my quilt called "Circle of Crowns" which was done this way for your reference.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:07 PM
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I never thought about using a circle for the drunkards path. So many new possibilities that I wouldn't do because I don't like curves.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:27 PM
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thanks for the tut
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:39 PM
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Love the technique and will use it for sure!
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by pittsburgpam View Post
I never thought about using a circle for the drunkards path. So many new possibilities that I wouldn't do because I don't like curves.
There you go, you learn something every day even though it is from the other side of the planet. Put "Circle of Crowns" in the search box and see my quilt!
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:42 PM
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I have used tis method before. I love it. Make perfect circles much easier. I do need to get the glue tips.I have the longer ones that are like needles. They do clog but I just stick a flower head pin in it to unclog it. I keep one pin separate just for unclogging.
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