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    I will soon have to teach 1st time quilters how to a sew circular block. No straight edges! Then hope they will want to take future quilt classes. So, does anyone have any idea how to make this as easy as possible?
    It saddens me that this will be their first exposure to quilting.
    Coleen

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    What block are you doing? I was thinking of Drunkards. There are some videos for that.



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    Sew VERY slowly and use lots of pins. They'll definitely need a quarter inch foot with a edge to it.

    Can you start the class with a 9 patch to get their feet wet, then move on to the circle?
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGramma View Post
    Sew VERY slowly and use lots of pins. They'll definitely need a quarter inch foot with a edge to it.

    Can you start the class with a 9 patch to get their feet wet, then move on to the circle?
    Unfortunately I can't start with anything simple and none of them will have 1/4" foot yet.
    Coleen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulamoon View Post
    What block are you doing? I was thinking of Drunkards. There are some videos for that.
    I think it might be a drunkard's path block. I will check out the videos.
    Coleen

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    Oh my, that is rough. In that case, maybe draw the 1/4" seam with a pencil, sew slow, and use lots of pins. And make sure they know what a huge achievement this is. They deserve to take pride in this work.

    Please let us know how the class goes.
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    It's really not that hard. I did a lot of arm holes. lol

    Here is a pinless one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTOGt4cRdJE

    A couple of pins

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vULfFqqM3Uc

    Just practice a bit before you teach it so you can explain it your way. Maybe it's good they start with something that looks scary. It can only go up from there!



    Lorie

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    Start at the middle and go out towards the end, reverse and start at the middle and go the other way.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Navas View Post
    Start at the middle and go out towards the end, reverse and start at the middle and go the other way.
    That's a good idea too. Baby steps.



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    I agree with Sandy - the middle is the key.

    I did like the little notch the lady had in the 1st video of Lorie's, but I would never bother to cut that on any of mine. A pin is easier.
    Cindy

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