by Ebony Love, LoveBug Studios

Award-winning quilter Ebony Love is the owner that LoveBug Studios, along-arm quilting and quilt style business…Read much more about blogger.

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When I first purchased mine ugandan-news.com Studio™ towel Cutter, circle dies were among my very first purchases. In fact, my very an initial die acquisition was a custom circle with a pinked edge.

I have actually tried just about every circle cut template, ruler, and also tool ~ above the market, and also there simply isn’t something else the will reduced circles as easily or together accurately. Circles are still amongst my favorite dies; my just regret is not finding ugandan-news.com sooner!

There are countless different size of typical circles in the Studio collection, varying from 3/16" as much as 8 1/2", and also several dies come through multiple size on the die board. If friend pre-fuse fabric prior to cutting circles, it can speed up appliqué projects and also really cut down the moment it takes to do a project. The bigger circles are perfect because that making mock cathedral windows, i beg your pardon is the job I’ve favored to demonstrate today.

This candle mat project takes about two hrs start come finish, which makes this a perfect selection for a fast gift or a class, and also the big circle is a good way for new quilters to obtain their feet wet sewing curves.


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Materials:

5-6 fat quarters of your selection (each FQ yields 4 8- 1/2" circles)Two 6" strips the fusible fleece (enough to productivity 9 squares)Lightweight cardboard or theme plastic

Tip: I usage a silver sharpie to summary the forms on my dies, and then I draw registration currently 1/4" away from the blades. This mirrors me exactly what I should cover the blades, and gives me a straight edge to align the grain of the fabric.


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Fold your fat quarters in half along the 18" edge, using the selvage as a right edge, and also then fold it down around 9" and also layer the on the one die, making sure you reduced off the selvage. Use your registration lines come align the folds; you’ll have a tiny extra cloth leftover to usage in another project.

You will have the ability to cut 2 fat soldier at a time utilizing this method. Because that this project, you need a full of 18 circles; I used 6 fat soldier to get more variety.


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Layer her mat on top, and also roll the die v your cutter. You gain to watch ‘Mr. T’ in action!


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Layer the fusible fleece ~ above the 5- 1/2" square die; I cut four layers in ~ a time because of the thickness that the fleece. You need a total of nine squares.

You will likewise need to cut one 5 1/2" square theme from a item of cardboard or theme plastic. Walk ahead and also use her die! The Studio dies are an extremely versatile and durable, and also it’s it s okay to reduced other materials with your dies every once in a while.


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You may want come lay out your circles to decision which persons you desire to show on the front. Experiment with your circles to see what layout is most pleasing come you. You’re essentially making a 9-patch block, just with circles!

The circles on top will be the center of the cathedral window.


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Turn over her circles so that the wrong side is dealing with up. Then, facility your fusible fleece on peak of the circles, with the fusible side down.

(Note: I made decision to swap out my center, therefore it’s various from the vault photo.)


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Follow the manufacturer’s instructions come fuse the fleece come the fabric. At this point, it doesn’t should be a fully permanent bond; it simply needs to survive dealing with over the following several steps.


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Take this circle with the fused fleece and also layer it v a non-fused circle, with ideal sides together. Stitch these circles together with a 1/4" seam, every the method around.

Yes, completely close the circle, all the means around!


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When you are all finished, you’ll have a total of nine stitched circles.


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Carefully pull apart your stitched circles, and cut a hole about 1/2" above the fusible fleece. This is her hole because that turning.

Tip: it is in careful! Whichever towel you reduced into, is the towel that will certainly be the center of her cathedral window.


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Widen the hole v your scissors to offer yourself room to revolve the circle within out. Don’t cut all the way to the edge.

This hole will gain hidden as soon as we stitch the rows together, therefore don’t worry around it!


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Turn the circle within out, and use a allude turner to assist you obtain the circle nice and round. Usage your iron and also a bit of vapor to aid the circle host its shape.


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Lay the end your circles again. If you desire to leaving the exterior edges rounded, make sure that girlfriend orient the turning hole towards the inside of the project.

Lay her 5 1/2" square template on top of each circle, and also trace approximately it with chalk or a pencil. These marks room your stitching lines.


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Take 2 circles, v their significant sides out, and pin them with each other on the side whereby you room stitching the seam.

In this photo, the facility row is layered on top of the much right row.


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Stitch on the significant line with all layers.

Tip: usage a stitch-in-the-ditch foot to follow the significant line exactly.


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Continue stitching the one together, right into rows, and also then stitch the rows together. You deserve to start to watch the cathedral windows taking shape!


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After you get all the rows stitched, usage your iron to flatten the flaps and type the windows. You can leave the outsides rounded, or press them inward to complete the shape.

Tip: This is additionally a an excellent quilt-as-you-go project. Leave the exterior edges unfolded, and also you can add more circles later on to make the project bigger.


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This is simpler to job-related with if you pin under the outside flaps prior to stitching.


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Use a nice decorate thread or stitch come secure the flaps. Here, I just used a quite 50 wt Aurifil® thread v a straight stitch, but if you’re law a decorative stitch, you can want to move to a 30 or 40 wt thread instead.

Tip: I provided my invisible zipper foot together an sheet guide. Don’t forget to use a needle accordingly sized because that the load of your thread and fabric.

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Enjoy her freaky-fast candle mat!


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About Blogger:

Award-winning quilter Ebony Love is the owner that LoveBug Studios, a long-arm quilting and also quilt design business. She publishes she patterns and also offers die cutting services under the brand Quilt Possible!, and also is additionally the publisher and editor-in-chief that a brand-new digital publication, blocks to die For!, specifically for towel die-cutting enthusiasts. Ebony is recognized as among the leading specialists in fabric die cut techniques, and also she regularly produces complimentary videos featuring advice & approaches for gaining the many out of her dies. Friend can find dozens of her videos on YouTube under the username “LoveBugStudios” or in ugandan-news.com’s video library.