Good Morning! Im glad to be home and back to some bit of normalcy. The best part of being home is spending a bit of time in my sewing room. I have been loving some of the fun techniques I am learning in my Down the Rabbit Hole Quilt by Sarah Fielke
I need to be more careful about second guessing how to do things on this quilt. For instance, I used my normal sew around the circle with fusible web technique. It is a very good way to make a fusible circle that can be found here. But I will show you in a minute that should have waited.
Then I ironed my beautiful circles down . I LOVE it! –But there was an even easier way to make perfect circles.
In section 3 of Sarah’s directions, she introduced me to a new way to make circles for applique. I know the “Magic Circle” for Crochet. Now I know a magic circle technique for quilting too!❤️❤️
- First, I gathered my perfect circles templates and took out the circles that were the right size for the pattern. But really a piece of cardboard cut into a circle would work as well.
- Then I took out my kitchen aluminum foil and cut some squares that were bigger than the circles I was making.
- I cut my fabric into circles that were 1/4″ larger than my template circle, but next time I am going to cut them 1/2″ larger for added adjustment.
- I followed Sarah’s instructions and placed the foil down first, then the fabric with the right side down, followed by the template
- It was easy to then fold the foil and fabric over the template to make these little foil circles
- I took the circles to my ironing board and pressed them with my iron. The foil was very hot so I waited a bit to let them cool:)
- When I opened my little foil package, there was my pretty little ironed circle! Easy, easy, easy!!
Can you see why I wish I would have waited on my larger circles? The interface method worked, but this way was even faster and easier!
I am so excited to start my hand appliqué. I am always tempted to use my machine, but I really WANT to become a proficient hand appliquer. I will never get there unless I keep trying.
Thank you for dropping by and reading about my creative adventures. I hope you have a SWEET day:)