Easy Circle Rotary Cutter Acrylic Template Item # 7253A
Wrights EZ Acrylic Templates cover all the bases. They're thick and sturdy, so they'll stand up to years of wear. The collection is a must for every quilter! Easy Circle Cut™ - This tool cuts circles and background circles.
The template has cutting slots for 2" through 10" circles and half circles, and the 1/4" seam allowance is included. Includes instructions to help create a beautiful Circle Dance Quilt.
Easy Circle Cut
by Sharon Hultgren
• Unique and innovative tool!
• Rotary Cut Circles from 2" to 10" (finished size)
• Quilt Applications:
- Drunkard's Path Designs
- Raw-Edge Applique
- Frayed-Edge Quilts
- Pieced Circle Blocks
• Additional Applications:
- Paper Arts
- Home Dec Projects
- Craft Projects
Using the Easy Circle Cut™
The Easy Circle Cut™ tool cuts circles and background circles.
To Cut Out a Circle, first cut a strip of fabric that is 1" taller than the desired finished circle. For example: For a 4" finished circle, cut a 5" strip of fabric.
Fold strip lengthwise. Align Fabric Fold Line of Easy Circle Cut™ on the folded edge of the fabric strip (A). Insert rotary cutter (18mm works best) in correct groove marked in inches from center and cut holding rotary cutter straight (B).
Continue to cut number of circles needed.
To make Inset Circle Block:
To prepare the block background, a circular "hole" must be cut as follows. From background fabric, cut desired size square and fold in half. Center the Easy Circle Cut™ on folded edge of square and cut out circle 1" smaller than the circle size that will fit into the square (C). Set this circle aside for the use in another project. For example: If cutting a 9" circle for the block center, cut the background fabric in the 8" groove. This will make an 8" opening for the 9" circle to be sewn "into".
Cut circle for block center following instructions above
— see To Cut Out a Circle (D).
Fold and crease circle and background square (with hole in center) into quarters. Place background onto circle. Align folds and pin around circle. Stitch using a 1/4" seam allowance (E).
To make Raw Edge Circle Block:
Cut background square to desired size. Cut circles in sizes to fit inside square. Fold each in quarters and crease. Using crease marks to center, place circles onto a square and use decorative stitch, such as zigzag stitch, over edges