How to Sew Perfect Circles Without Marking or Tracing

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How to Sew Perfect Circles Without Marking or Tracing
How to Sew Perfect Circles Without Marking or Tracing

"This easy method uses a thumbtack and some tape to let you sew perfect circles of many different sizes, all without any tracing or marking whatsoever! Use a straight stitch, zigzag, or your sewing machine's built-in decorative stitches to create sewn circles for applique, reverse applique, embroidery, shadow applique, and sewing "frames" around embroidered art.

Circles are also a prominent feature of modern quilts and wall hangings, or orange peel (mock cathedral window) quilts. Plus, it's such a fun technique to play around with, and you most likely already have everything you need to give it a try!"

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Thumbtack or lapel pin
  • Tape

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