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Finally, I get to embellish.

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 taught by Amy Gibson

In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques - appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Casual, Traditional
Essem Sween on

What materials did you use? 100% Cotton, Wonder-Under, Stretch Lace

Essem Sween on

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.

04/09/2014 Flag

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.

02/28/2015 Flag

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:)

04/11/2014 Flag

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.

04/11/2014 Flag

Love your center! Very elegant block :D

04/15/2014 Flag

Thank you Jean.

04/19/2014 Flag

So pretty!

05/03/2014 Flag
klh on klh

Thank you klh, appreciate your comment.

05/09/2014 Flag

very very beautiful

06/05/2014 Flag