We recently invested in an 11 degree wedge ruler and some beautiful fabrics from Haori Taiwan Textiles from Indigo Niche in both pink and green hues to make two circular quilts for a baby girl who is about to turn one and a baby boy who’s is soon to be born.
The ruler is used in the same way as a Dresden plate, and leaves a large circle in the middle.
The inner circle was dressed up with an elephant applique on the pink quilt and a sleeping bunny embroidered on the middle for the green quilt. Bunny design was sourced from Deviant Art.
My Tuesday afternoon sewing teacher gave me instructions for getting smooth edges on the centre circle. The instructions are as follows:
- Cut a circle of interfacing the same size as the fabric circle.
- then stitch it to the fabric with a 1/4″ inch seam.
- Cut the interfacing away and then turn the to the right side. Voila! smooth edges on the fabric circle.
Being round, the binding needed to be cut on the bias- great tutorial here– can get a little challenging when spatially inept like my left handed mother.
The finished quilts were quite large with a 1.3 metre diameter, which should grow with the new owners over the years.