So while I am on vacation I am doing some hand sewing. I thought you might like to see how I make the circles with the help of Circleeze. This is a handy tool that helps make perfect circles for applique. You start with a square of fabric, the size circle template you need, and the base plate.
Next you center the circle template on the square piece of fabric, bring up the corners and twist.
You then insert the pinched fabric into the base pulling it tight from the back so the fabric wraps around the circle template perfectly.
You remove the fabric from the base, remove the circle template, and trim to about an 1/8th of an inch. You can spray starch the fabric before you remove it. I didn’t have any starch so this one is unstarched.
I then fold under a small portion so I can place the piece where I want it on the applique, turning the rest under after I have pinned in place.
You will still need to tuck and maneuver a little while you sew it down and then ta dah you have a perfect circle. Or maybe just near perfect circle.
What am I working on you ask? Grace and Glory by Mary Sorenson 2002. I have been working on it a long time. I am bound and determined to get it done this year. Here is one of the blocks in progress.
Today I find out if I can get my Designer 1 sewing machine fixed. Keep your fingers crossed.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial on Circleeze.