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    Tutorial perfect circles

    HELLO!
    How are? I tore the week?
    I hope that super good!
    For anyone who wants to know how to make a small perfect circle by means of templates I wrote Tutorial with several photos.
    I've got 19 steps to post, so be patient while I get them all posted here in this thread.
    So let´s get started!

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    We take a template (Karen Kay Buckley, "Perfect Circles")
    or if not, take a an acetate, or a piece of cardboard,
    or a washed radiography and we mark the final size of the circle that we need.
    Cut it with the greatest possible care.
    If we see that the cut marks are at tips, with a nail file we can go smoothing gently until you get a smooth and polished finish. This will give a better finish to our work.
    Once we have our template, put on the reverse of the fabric to use
    and how to transfer it.
    Once we have our template, put on the reverse of the fabric to use and how to transfer it. That will be the seam allowance.
    We cut the fabric for the second mark and will look like this:
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    Thread a needle with a thread be strong (for basting) and performed a
    hem (point - space - point) between the mark and the outside of the circle:
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    When completed the route of
    circle, DO NOT cut the thread:
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    We place the template on the spot marked:
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    And slowly pull the both threads, the fabric puckers
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    If we leave too much room for extra fabric left over and we gather will be uneven, producing an excess of fabric on the back our circle:
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    We pulled the both threads and "accommodating" the fabric, watching
    on the right, until we like it as was:
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    Now at the back we will apply a
    brush sizing or starch, in the whole piece:
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    See how wet it is? Even the color is "dark"! Try not to "swim"! Hahaha!
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    And now it's time to put up the iron (hot but not too much!)
    and we feel a magical sound:
    shshsshshshshs!!
    That's what we want!
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    Be formed by the primer, a "frost" on the fabric, but we work on the back, not
    We'll worry. This will give rigidity to the piece!
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    Turn and apply the iron the right to set and now we let dry and cool this piece,
    where if possible, without moving!
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    Once we verify that it is cold and dry part (see already "clarified" the color?) ...
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    ...we must "open" the fabric on the one hand, it smaller than can ...
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    and we must remove the template that was inside the circle!
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    Once this is done, take the both thread,
    we left hanging in the whole process ...
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    Great pics and tut! Thanks for sharing.
    Linda

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    we take the piece by one side and throw
    gently and SLOWLY!...
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    until we get the circle we had achieved with the template!
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    Turn and voila!A perfect circle!!!I hope you liked my Tutorial and be useful in future work!Apologies for the typos and grammatical tasks!Have a wonderful day!A big hug!Gladys – Neuquén, Argentina04-02-12
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    Wonderful!!

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    That is great tut. Thank you for sharing this with us. What technique do you use for large circles? Thank you

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    This is a wonderful tutorial! I love the step by step photos and details. Thank you for sharing.
    Brenda

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    Thanks!! I'm going to do some circles for flower centers today, so this came just in time!
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
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