The other day I showed you how to finish the bullseye blocks in preparation for the next circle. I didn’t have all of the photos, but I do now. Until I can write a real, complete tutorial you’ll have to look at both posts and integrate them. I know you can!
This tutorial assumes that you have cut your backgrounds and appliqued your circles to those backgrounds.
Supplies (same as previous post)
- Bullseye blocks
Applique’ scissors** – I have two pair. One is by Gingher, which I have had since the dawn of time. These are maybe 10 inches, but probably 8 inches. The other is a much smaller pair (6?) I bought last year at Cottage Quilting in Medford. The brand is Inspira and they are shown on the Husqvarna/Viking website. I thought they were super cute and I had never seen a pair this size before. N.B. after using them for this project, I really like the Inspira duckbills. The holes are really small, so if you have large hands, they may be uncomfortable.
- Cutting mat**
As mentioned above, previous steps can be found in the previous post.
…Your goal is to be able to cut a circle out of the background fabric without harming the front circle.
Second, cut a slit. You will need to continue pinching the background layer of fabric away from the front circle. The slit should be cut straight down, parallel to the line of stitching. If it is angled, you will see it right away in the V shaped cut that results. It’s no big deal, but try to keep it straight so it is parallel to the sewing line and makes a neater cut.
Now, continue on to step three in the previous post.
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