Circles have lots of uses, I just am more comfortable with freehand work over ruler work. While I was quilting Angie's quilt with all the ruler work, I discovered it was much easier than the last time I tried using rulers. The key is really being able to relax while holding the ruler. This is sometimes easier said then done.
I came across Deep Blue Templates while searching for a circle template source. I was able to get a set there very reasonable, and they had excellent feedback from customers. These are 1/4" thick to use with a longarm. They will not work with rotary cutting.
I wanted to give them a shout out on my blog because I was pleased with my purchase. My templates came very quickly and were packaged very well.
|6" circle from Deep Blue Templates|
Each template is laser etched with quarter marks to make centering easy. There are 1/8 marks as well. The sizes are marked clearly so I won't get them mixed up. They are clear in color which I prefer to the green and they have a hole so they can be hung.
I can't wait to give them a try and see if I can make Jenny's design.
I ordered 2",3",4",5",6". I think I would need a larger base for my machine if I went much larger.
If I can master this, I might be exploring more template options.