I learned this method a few years ago~~don’t know where~~but I’ve taught it and passed it on to other people. Now it’s your turn. This is my favourite way to make a circle and applique it onto a background.
1. My background was a four patch for this particular project. If you are doing a background like this I highly recommend after sewing the squares together to open press the seams.
a.Make sure your needle is in the down position as you will be lifting the foot occasionally.
b. When I do the stitching I sew with just the outside stitch is just past the edge grabbing the background fabric.
Give it a try on some scrap fabric. I’m sure you will love this method.
Okay why do I press the seams open? There are no ridges underneath. Everything lies very flat and does look a lot better.