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Thursday, January 26, 2012

HOW TO MAKE A 28” CIRCLE

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You will need tape (can’t find the regular tape so we are making do), marker, ruler, paper (or you can use the back of your fabric but just use a different marker.

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Three sheets of paper with one cut in half. Tape them together.

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Flip the paper over so the tape is on the under side. My ruler does not go to 28”, so I start from the middle and measure out to 14” on each side, this will give me 28” width wise.

Then I go length wise, measure 14” out on both sides of the middle.

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Then I go diagonal on both sides of the middle line.

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After that is done…I put ruler with the 1” or 14” in the middle and start placing dots, 14” from the middle all the way around.

as you see here.

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Now it is time to connect the dots. I have never been known for a steady hand. Could never be a surgeon.

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Now we have all of the dots connected with a complete circle.

Like I said, you can do this on the back of your fabric if you do not have the paper, just use invisible markers.

I did get my quilt sandwiched and pinned yesterday…..boy was that a feat!!

19 comments:

  1. thank you make it look easy but then nothing is that easy for me. lol I am a lefty I do everything backwards. In face I just cut my finger with a rotary cutter and boy is it throbbing now. OUCH

    Hugs
    Susan

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  2. I suppose that might be more accurate than the string??????

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  3. Very clever Barb, but what are you going to do with a 28 inch circle? Something lovely, I'm sure!

    MGM

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  4. Barb, you have figured something out that just blows my tiny little mind. Thanks for the tutorial. You make it look and sound simple.

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  5. Good to know. I'm also curious to see what comes next.

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  6. What a great tip. Now you tell me. I could have used that a few months ago when I was making that monster Moon Quilt. LOL

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  7. Thanks Barb for stopping by & the nice comments have a great day!
    Hugz

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  8. Barb, great way to do this. Thanks for the info...

    I'm glad you got your quilt sandwiched and ready to quilt. Soon you can mark that one off your list, huh?

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  9. Yeah, I'd have to do something like this, too, to get a good circle. I can never do the string method satisfactorily. It always slips or over-stretches somewhere.

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  10. Very clever Barb...............thanks for the tip

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  11. Wow, way cool!! What a great way to measure out a circle for a backing.

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  12. Great way of drawing a circle. Hubby and I had a good laugh when I made the circle for my heart table topper. I did the string version and a half circle.

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  13. How clever - great idea - thanks for sharing it with us

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  14. Great tip Barb ,you always come up with super ideas.

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  15. Great tutorial Barb. I definitely want to give this a try. I do so love your heart table topper, and other circular designs. Thanks for inspiring and sharing insights to encourage me to challenge myself. I look forward to creating a circular project with your tips. Thank you!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  16. Had to read this....couldn't figure out what kitchen object you came up with to make a circle this large!! lol!!

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  17. What timing! Just last night I was doing some serious thinking and looking at Dover books for whole cloth designs and a big circle is probably going to come in handy.

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  18. This has something I've never tried before - thank you very much for showing us how! I can imagine using this for a tree skirt...

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  19. I have a quilt that needs to be sandwiched and basted too. I avoided it last weekend. Dread comes to mind. It must be done to get to the fun part! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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