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From: JustSewCrafty
Date: 02-22-2007, 10:47 AM (1 of 15)
Anna Maria Horner is a designer of many things (including fabric) and a mother of 5. She has put out a tutorial on her blog showing us how to make the perfect circles with turned in edges. It came very useful to me and I thought you may want to use it. Circles are great from Yo Yo's to applique to quilting.
Tut can be found here ---->

May your bobbin always be full-
"Sewing is the new black"
User: JustSewCrafty
Member since: 10-04-2006
Total posts: 168
From: lendube
Date: 02-22-2007, 12:17 PM (2 of 15)
Thanks for that, Stephanie. That looks like a great method. If you read down further you'll see that she did not use steam when she pressed. Too wet, I suppose.

This would work well for rounded corners on pockets, etc. too.

Lennie :bg:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: ohiodeb
Date: 02-23-2007, 06:08 AM (3 of 15)
I think this is a great time saver and not to mention a more finished looking project. I shy away from some pockets because I can't get them to look right. I can see making a lot of different poster patterns to use in various projects. I'm not a quilter but I can see this in everyday sewing especially for kids.

Thanks for sharing.
User: ohiodeb
Member since: 01-07-2007
Total posts: 9
From: IsabelleB
Date: 02-23-2007, 07:21 AM (4 of 15)
Thank you for that wonderful link! Another fabulous sewing blog :smile:
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
From: PaulineG
Date: 02-23-2007, 05:00 PM (5 of 15)
Thanks - that will come in very handy indeed at some stage - and not just for circles as others have pointed out but almost anything with some curve in it.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: Kaitlinnegan
Date: 02-23-2007, 05:06 PM (6 of 15)
Hey, that's a pretty neat trick! Argh, now I'm thinking of all sorts of fun things to do with it, but I already have too many things on my to do list! - the new home for Sew What's New
User: Kaitlinnegan
Member since: 03-20-2006
Total posts: 222
From: sewmuchfun
Date: 02-24-2007, 11:24 AM (7 of 15)
that is a great idea!! the aluminum foil keeps the heat in so that you get a good crease would be my guess..

thanks for posting that.. I keep folders with helpful hints on my desktop and that one is definitely getting added..



User: sewmuchfun
Member since: 07-22-2005
Total posts: 67
From: cake
Date: 02-25-2007, 09:32 AM (8 of 15)
Hey that's brilliant! I tried to appliqué circles once but they were way too messy. I will be able to now :)

Also, you could do leaves with this... and eggs for easter, so many possibilities...

User: cake
Member since: 03-24-2003
Total posts: 27
From: mommgsews
Date: 02-25-2007, 11:00 AM (9 of 15)
What a great idea! Thanks so muchfor posting the link. I may have to consider making something that has circles in it just so that I can use that cool technique! :-)
User: mommgsews
Member since: 03-15-2004
Total posts: 73
From: JustSewCrafty
Date: 02-26-2007, 02:39 PM (10 of 15)
I did just that. I made a retro apron with circle pockets heheee
May your bobbin always be full-
"Sewing is the new black"
User: JustSewCrafty
Member since: 10-04-2006
Total posts: 168
From: Sews4kate
Date: 02-26-2007, 03:40 PM (11 of 15)
ah! that is briliant! wish I'd known about that trick when I was putting pockets on some outfits at Christmas time!
User: Sews4kate
Member since: 08-20-2005
Total posts: 182
From: Tea4Me
Date: 03-06-2007, 03:41 PM (12 of 15)
Oh, thank you so much for posting this! Just in time for me to use it for my round placemats and matching coasters (to sell as a fundraiser for The Weekend to End Breast Cancer walk in July)!!!! :up: I ordered various "pink ribbon" fabrics online, and I really have trouble with sewing anything round!

User: Tea4Me
Member since: 05-20-2003
Total posts: 21
From: jessie s
Date: 03-09-2007, 10:17 PM (13 of 15)
Thank you for the web site. The circles look easy but who would think of using foil. Maybe we can think of other uses for foil to make sharp lines. Start with circles and we move on to other uses.
User: jessie s
Member since: 02-26-2007
Total posts: 46
From: leah777
Date: 03-17-2007, 10:51 PM (14 of 15)
What a wonderful idea! And a great blog, too! Thanks Stephanie!

I'm new here, and haev really enjoyed all the great threads in the forums . . . this is teh greatest idea since I read a few months ago about how to hem over the seamline of jeans! Not sure where I read that one tho :wink:
User: leah777
Member since: 02-20-2007
Total posts: 10
From: JustSewCrafty
Date: 03-27-2007, 09:10 AM (15 of 15)
Oh wow, you can make the cutest leaves using this method! Sooooo easy too.
May your bobbin always be full-
"Sewing is the new black"
User: JustSewCrafty
Member since: 10-04-2006
Total posts: 168
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