Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tutorial: Less Then Traditional Technique

Less Then Traditional Technique used 2 pattern: circle and square. And we need 2 different fabrics, or you can use more if you like.
I made 6 1/2" circle template and 4 1/2" square template.
Using the circle template, mark the circle on the wrong side of the fabric. 
Place 2 fabric right side together, then sew on the line.
Cut the circle with 1/4" seam allowance.
Mark 11/2" line on the fabric that will be for the top.
Place the square template for your guide when you mark the 11/2" line. 
Cut the line using the sharp scissor. (Only on one side of the fabric!!!)
Then cut all around the seam allowance about 1/2" distance.
Turn all the circle through the hole.
Press them.
Draw the line using the square template on the top side. (Draw only on the side that we will join/sew them)
And place the hole on side that's going to be in the hidden curve.
Pin really well at the same point of your two circles.
Then sew on the line, sew only one curve first.
After flatted the curve on the first row, you can go to the next row.
Sew together first row and second row.
Applique the curves, with hand sewing or machine.

If you notice on the picture above, for the top I used two fabric: red with small motif and red poinsettia flower motif. I will tell you later why I made the circles with two differrent red, wait until this project done ;) 

On the picture below I fussy cut the poinsettia flower, isn't nice?


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Connie said...

I was reading your instructions and am a bit confused.. you said cut a 1 1/2 inch opening then cut around.. did you not mean sew around?
Love this and am going to make for my friends and family this year. Thanks for the great idea!

ToniR said...

I am confused as well. Not sure how far to cut inside the circle and where to sew.

Roxanne Loyst said...

I thought you only needed one circle to make the angle what is there four attached here ?????

Christine Woodward said...

Mmmm I was just reading this too and am confused to make angel why join 4 together

Skoehoeteen Matthies said...

this looks like instructions for something else

sooze1950 said...

I am confused. Why does the tutorial picture show four round pieces sewn together, yet the cover picture shows just one? Sure wish we could get a revised instruction as this old gray mare doesn’t need to be confused! 😏😋

Deb Fischer said...

This tutorial is how to make a doily or table decoration. I think the author is just using the beginning of this tutorial to help you see how to make the circles. So, if you make 4, you can make the decoration; otherwise, just make one and go back to the angel instructions