Pam Sews on craftsy.com

Dresden Plate Perfect Circles

Eye Icon Follow
+ Add a Project
Small magnify icon
i
Photo Details:

tools for curves

Other projects made by Pam Sews:

Quilting
June BOMs
Quilting
Feb. BOM
See All Projects by Pam Sews »

Offer some kudos...

Join the conversation...

Ask a question...

Add your comment...

Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Functional
Pam Sews on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? swivel cutting mat, Circular Embroidery Tool, point turner

Pam Sews on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Well, perfect circles. But I also made my own templates by checking the pattern to make sure it was printed to scale, cutting it out, using double-sided tape to sandwich each between sheets of plastic (I had kept the dividers from project cases, two layers make a perfect template width), adding a couple of staples for security and cutting them out. I keep the templates in the binder.

Pam Sews on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Check to see if your sewing machine has a Circular Embroidery Attachment - many do.

Pam Sews on craftsy.com

Pam, I did a notebook also, but did not think about the plastic for the templates. Thanks for the hint. I finally finished my circles, but not really happy with them. I'll post when I get a camera from a friend. Don't look too closely.

08/06/2012 Flag

that's what fuzzy photos are for!!

08/06/2012 Flag

Pam, I had forgotten about the rotating mat! I need to keep it where I can see it so I don't forget to use it!

08/06/2012 Flag

I finally finished moving my "studio" around and NOW I have a space to the left of my machine for that little mat and my iron. Less aerobic but much faster!

08/06/2012 Flag

Hi Pam - I have no idea what a circular embroidery attachment is or does. Would you mind elaborating please? TIA!

08/06/2012 Flag

No problem, but YouTube probably does it better. In the photo, see the silver bar...it attaches to the bed of your machine with one screw. It has a tiny pin with a safety plug on top - you push the pin up through the center of your circle and push the plug back on the pin like a cork. Now the fabric can rotate perfectly around the center as you stitch, with only gentle smoothing and guidance. You can adjust the sizes and make further fine tuning on the size by moving your needle right or left. I'll edit this post and add photos of the tool being used. I never thought of using it to make actual circle appliques since I had only seen it make decorative stitches in rings. Hope this helps!

08/06/2012 Flag