I have some new great tips to share with you on the String Applique Circle quilt. Did you know that you can create applique shapes with "holes" in them in Electric Quilt? Read more below.
Also check out the next steps in constructing the String Applique quilt -- along with free templates for both the circles and the rings.
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Then I printed the block (using the block size of 12" x 12") on 12" x 15" freezer paper sheets using my wide-carriage printer. Then I didn't have to tape any sheets together.
Carefully cut out the three circles.
Iron on the back of a strip segment. Cut the strip segment.
Here are the free downloadable freezer paper templates (pdf format).
You may get by with just one set of templates. I found they could be reused multiple times.
Create the Fusible Rings
I had 3 separate ring blocks in Electric Quilt. One for each size of ring. Great for designing. Not so great on economizing on usage of Steam-A-Seam 2 (particularly since I only had one package of five sheets for the project).
I used the large ring (12")as the base.
I opened the 8" ring, selected it with the Pick tool and then selected Copy.
Then opened the 12" ring and selected Paste. I then change the size of the copied ring to 8" x 8". Add to Sketchbook.
Then I opened the 6" ring and repeated the process. Add to Sketchbook.
Change your paper size to 9 x 12 (the size of the Steam-A-Seam sheets) and print. You will have to tape some of these together after printing.
Here are the free download pdfs for the Fusible Rings. These may be used for either tracing or printing on fusible webbing.
Rough cut the rings. Peel and stick onto Ring fabric and cut out.
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