I shared this info a few years back but since I happened upon the actual site I thought I'd reshare. I've saved burning my fingers many a time and thought someone else may not have used this method.
and the link would be useful.
Thanks, Mary Ellen. That's a great idea.
Love those things!
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What a great idea!!! Thanks.
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k you for reminding me of this. I knew I had seen it somewhere, years ago. I'd forgotten about the foli part. That's how I'll do my Kaffe Circles I started years ago. I was doing the kind of applique that you turn under as you go aong and not having much sucess. also thi\ought about sewing them to foundation fabric and turning them inside out.
This looks great and easier too. Thanks bunches!
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Awesome!!!! Thank you
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I wonder if the tin foil might make it hard to know if you are pressing right or possibly the paper might get pressed wrong?
Interesting idea though.
I do the english paper piecing, so even on big or little circles, I use the basting stitches, press, then remove the basting stitches, and they make perfect circles!
What a wonderful way to make circles. Thanks for the link.
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That technique works great on lots of shapes...but on some it tends to put wrinkles where I don't want them...I'll never forget when I learned about this at quilt guild...it was like DUH!!!!! I couldn't wait to try it.....
You are all most welcome. It was a "I can't believe I never thought of it" moment when I originally read the blog. Proceeds Pin Interest, etc. If I played, I'd be sure it was posted.
I've never had a problem with circles, ovals but I've never tried it with pointed shapes. Can't hurt to try.
Thanks for sharing that! Great idea!
my philosophy: there are no real mistakes in quilting, just design opportunities!!
Very cool! Did y'all get to check out her fabric called "button box." Looks like it would work for some CQ motifs.
I loved the circle idea, too. I've been wanting to do some applique . . . *someday!*
Oh, here's the link to her fabric:
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