Happy 4th of July and a few Circles

Hope everyone is having a Happy 4th of July here in the steaming hot USA. The last couple of days have only been in the upper 90’s here in North Carolina, but it seems hotter than our record 100+ temperatures of last week. I have spent the past few days working on a new machine embroidery set using my circle die and staying inside as much as possible.

There are two new machine embroidery sets using the Circle Die–and who doesn’t have a circle die? It is so wonderful to have perfectly cut circles every time.

I did something new that I thought I would share. It’s a way to reduce waste when cutting circles–and a picture is worth a thousand words.

Circle Die 2-3-5 inch circles

Use an 18 inch x 6 inch strip of fabric with fusible already pressed onto the wrong side. Leave the paper on the fusible until circles have been cut. 

 And here’s one of the designs from the Circle Flower Set I’m finishing today. You can also do this on your regular sewing machine using the applique stitch. Scroll all the way to the end to see this really fun flower made only from the small (2 inch) circle on the circle die.

10 Replies to “Happy 4th of July and a few Circles”

  1. What a pretty flower and great tip in using the die to save fabric waste. Although, to answer your first question ~ *I* don’t have the circle dies. 🙁 I have wanted them but just haven’t been able to yet. Some day I will so this will surely help me when that day comes. Thank you.

  2. love your flower design. someday i will have to get a circle die and try your tip out. Happy 4th.

  3. Love your flowers. I’m gonna try to make this myself with batiks also. Thanks

  4. F*ckin’ awesome things here. I’m very glad to look your article. Thanks a lot and i am having a look ahead to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  5. For some reason I didn’t realize you were a neighbor! LOL It’s been hot in SC, too…cooler temps are on the way, tho.
    Thanks so much for the Aurifil thread – I am so happy to get it! I have the circle die for the Go baby on my wish list, so I really enjoyed seeing this tutorial on making the flowers, and on reducing the waste from the cutting process. Wonderful!

  6. Thanks. What a good idea. I’ve just received my Accu-Quilt GO and I’m anxious to try this.

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