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Finally, I get to embellish.
But it looks sort of unfinished to me...
bring on the lace...
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What materials did you use?
100% Cotton, Wonder-Under, Stretch Lace
I tried to sew a perfect circle at least 6 times but it always looked bad, so I wonder-under'ed (I LOVE that stuff) the circle and trimmed it, I've been dying to add some lace ever since the 3rd lot of blocks, it'll be sequins and glitter next.
I have read somewhere that one can tape a thumbtack, upside down, the distance equal to the radius of the circle, from the needle and it will work like the circular attachment.
great improvisation, super cute! Circles are my nemesis too, I ended up getting a circular attachment, it is a miracle perfect circle ever time, if they have one for your machine I would highly recommend it, you could probably even make one yourself its really just a pin that helps the fabric pivot with the feed dogs instead of going strait. Happy quilting:)
Thank you Elisa, I didn't know such a thing even existed, I'll certainly look into it. I know that there's a foot for piecing curves like the Drunkards Path block, but over here in the UK, all the rulers, templates and feet are super-expensive, we don't have a Jo-ann's or Michael's and no great vouchers either (weeps silently into keyboard) so I wouldn't buy that unless I knew I was going to be doing a lot of curved piecing. I will though be looking seriously at the circle foot, I could not believe how difficult it was, it seemed perfect at the sewn stage, but when I turned it inside out? flamin' disaster, lol, mind you I LOVE that elastic so maybe it's a quilting 'Happy' accident.
Love your center! Very elegant block :D
Thank you Jean.
Thank you klh, appreciate your comment.
very very beautiful
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