Sew and Appliqué a Circle Easily!

10,353

48

15

Introduction: Sew and Appliqué a Circle Easily!

Sometimes sewing a polka dot quilt can be really tedious and so you tend to avoid it. Well I have learned a new trick that will make your polka dots come out neatly like a professional ! Although this tutorial is for circles this technique can be used for many shapes.

Step 1: Materials

Scrap fabric

Lightweight fusible interfacing

Circle template of the size you want- lids, cd's , plates

Sewing machine

Step 2: Preparations!

First get your circle template. It could be a lid or a CD or something that is the size you want. Place it on your scrap fabric and measure the required width and cut a long strip. Then cut it into squares. Do the same for the fusing fabric.

Step 3: Sew - the Secret

Now for the secret ! Place the right side of the fabric with the shiny side of the fusing (that is the side that will stick) and pin it. Draw your circle on it. Now sew right round the circle. Yes, I mean right round!

Now cut around with the pinking scissors. Make sure you do not cut the stitches. Now slowly lift the fusing and make a slight cut. Do not cut the printed fabric. Now turn it inside out!

Step 4: Press It

Now for it to be nicely pressed we would usually use an iron. Do not under any circumstances do that! You would not like the result. Finger press only! I will explain later. Crease the edges with your hand and place all the circles under something heavy.

Step 5: Let the Magic Begin!

Place the circles on the fabric you want it appliqued on. NOW you can iron :-)

Yes, seriously just iron them on and you are done. If you like you can turn them over and iron again.

The interfacing holds the circles perfectly!

Step 6: Do What You Please!

Now it's up to you what you want to do. You can either sew a zigzag around blanket stitch, blind hem stitch or just do a free hand quilting!

I hope you find this tutorial helpful and useful like I did :-)

I would love to have your votes for the Craft101 Contest and Reuse Contest. Thank you

Crafting 101

Participated in the
Crafting 101

Bedroom Contest

Participated in the
Bedroom Contest

Reuse Contest

Participated in the
Reuse Contest

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Recycled Speed Challenge

      Recycled Speed Challenge
    • Make it Move Contest 2020

      Make it Move Contest 2020
    • Build a Tool Contest

      Build a Tool Contest

    15 Discussions

    0
    ReganPeid
    ReganPeid

    4 years ago

    Gud technique

    0
    tinaciousz
    tinaciousz

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Love love love the stripes you made with the thread. So simple but really elegant. I'm going to do this for my throw pillows!

    0
    786Ayesha
    786Ayesha

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Great! would love to see a picture of your finished product :-)

    0
    eric.atkinson

    Very Clever! Thank you, I image that this would work for many other shapes as well. Thank you I will definately be using this technique.

    0
    Chris Hough
    Chris Hough

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you very much! As a new quilter, I have always avoided circles in projects. Now I WANT to try it!

    0
    786Ayesha
    786Ayesha

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    You are very welcome :-) can't wait to see your project! You could try other reasonable shapes too.

    0
    SharilynN1
    SharilynN1

    5 years ago

    Wow, you could do any shape withing reason for applique quilting

    0
    786Ayesha
    786Ayesha

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, as I mentioned below :-) . The possibilities are endless !

    0
    seamster
    seamster

    5 years ago on Introduction

    This is a brilliant technique! Excellent work!

    0
    786Ayesha
    786Ayesha

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! You can also do other shapes like hexagon and so on :-)