Monday, October 15, 2012

Quilt Circles without Marking

I like the look of circles in quilting. When doing a pebble type background fill, random sizes look best, BUT if you want your circles to be the same size, and you don't want to measure and mark each one........here is what works for me.
I use these sticky dots, they come in several sizes. I just eyeball a line of them, stitch around each one, then peel them off and reposition them to another spot so that they can be used many times.





14 comments:

B J Elder said...

GREAT idea! Another one of those, "why didn't I think of that?" ideas. Thanks!

Lori S said...

Genius!!! I have to put that one the memory banks for sure! Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie B. said...

Great! I will use your method very soon! You are so resourceful! Thanks for sharing your cool ideas!

Linda Moran said...

Brilliant idea!!!! Next quilt is using it!

Shelley: the Dread Pirate Rodgers said...

OH MY GOSH!

*brilliant* *Genius*.

You are *awesome*!

Quilt Hollow said...

Popping in to say hello! I'm still in CA caring for mom.

Robbie said...

Jill, leave it to you to give us another great tip! Very clever! Now I just hope I remember it next time!!! That's the hard part...remembering! It's an "age" thing! :)

Joan said...

Fantastic idea - thanks so much for sharing

arlee said...

Sometimes the obvious isn't so obvious--thanks for the tip!

Denise :) said...

This is a brilliant idea!! Thanks for sharing it! :)

Diane J. Evans said...

This is truly a V-8 moment for me -- what a terrific idea! I do something similar to this when I'm quilting symmetrical shapes: cut them out of freezer paper and iron them on. It never occurred to me to use something ALREADY CUT OUT. You are brilliant.

Diane

ruthiequilts said...

What a brillian idea!!! Thanks for sharing it with us! I agree with everyone else... Why didn't I think of that?! LOL!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are brilliant!

Createology said...

Great idea and your stitching is bliss. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful technique. Blissful...

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