There is still a lot of information in me that I do want to share and I'm not ready to give up my blog just yet. A number of you have asked how to do certain things and if one person wants to know, then there are others who want to know as well.
So, today, I will be talking about circles and how mine turn out so good. It took me a while to figure out a routine and it works for me. Here goes ....
Using cereal or tissue cardboard boxes and a green plastic circle template (bought at an office supply store), whatever size of circle that are needed are made and cut-out, the size is marked on each one and put into an individual baggie and stored away until they are needed.
I use Crayola Washable Markers (Ultra Fine) for marking my circles on the fabric (here for cutting them out and directly onto my block that will have the applique sewn onto it). Just be sure to NEVER, EVER use a permanent ink marker with your plastic green template. I do like to have about an 1/4" of fabric all around the cardboard circle.
On my fabric block, the actual size of circles that are needed are drawn onto the fabric using the green plastic template and Crayola Washable Markers (Ultra Fine). This is the exact place where my circles are to be sewn.
After my circles have been made, the cardboard circle is removed and a cut in the gathering thread is snipped. There is a reason for this and the next photo explains why.
Here they are .... all done.
Have a great day!