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Circle a Round book and 4 sizes of Cut a Round Tools by Cheryl Phillips of Phillips Fiberarts approaches quilting from a different point of view. Create quilts using circle shapes and Cheryl's easy follow instructional techniques for layering and arranging circles into wonderful and fantastic quilts.

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4 Tools Package for Circle Around

(4) Cut a Round Tools Package

1. Standard Cut a Round Tool (For 6 to 17 inch circles)
2. Large Cut a Round Tool (For 18 to 30 inch circles)
3. Mini Cut a Round Tool (For 2 to 8 inch circles)
4. Midi Cut a Round Tool (For 4 to 12 inch circles)

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How to use the Circle Around Tools

Instructional Diagram

  • Fold the fabric square in half, press lightly.
  • Fold again to make fourths, press lightly.
  • Use the Inch Rule: Cut the 'hole' in the background fabric one inch smaller then you want the circle to be.
  • What Rotary Cutter should I Use?
    • Use a regular 45 mm rotary cutter with the Large and Standard Cut A Round tools.
    • Use a small 28 mm rotary cutter with the Mini and Midi Cut A Round tools.
  • Are the Cut A Round tools breakable?
    • Yes. Although the tools are made with High Impact acrylic, they can be broken.
    • Avoid uneven pressure and dropping.
    • Hang the tool for storage.
    • If your tool does break, you can mend it with an acrylic plastic glue similar to Super Glue. These glues weld the plastic back together.
What is the best way to hold the rotary cutter?
Hold the rotary cutter erect, more vertical than you cut strips. This helps glide the cutter and give you the smoothest cut.

If you have problems cutting circles with your Cut A Round tool, perhaps you are holding your rotary cutter as you would for straight cuts. In straight cuts the rotary cutter is "pushed" against the ruler to cut strips.

Hand and Cutting Placement

For circular cuts, hold the rotary cutter erect and guide it around the curve, pushing downward on the cutter. the incorrect hand placement the correct hand placement.

See correct placement in diagram.

Hand & Cutting Placement

Circle a Round by Cheryl Phillips
Book: Circle A Round
Making Circles Fun!

Author: Cheryl Phillips
Pages: 40
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Cover: Soft
Publisher: Phillips Fiber Art
Item Code: 4C30225
Weight: 0.70 lb
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Table of Contents

Cutting a Circle 8
Cutting a Frame 9
Framing a Circle 10
Layering Circles 12
Piecing a Crescent Moon 14
Piecing a Crescent Shadow 16
Piecing Rings 18
Strips and Leftovers 20
Gallery 22

Circle Around Example Quilt


Circle cut attire


Circle Around Example Quilt

Circle A Round Book Overview Information

Circles give you a great way to frame a specific design. Consider scenic, pictorial, or novelty prints. Circles of geometric checks or strips add visual interest.

Most quilters have a stash of orphan blocks somwehere. A leftover block, a class preoject, or an idea that didn't quite work out can make an ideal circle As you look through the gallery of quilts, notice the pieced circles. Students were encouraged to bring old cast off blocks for practicing the technique, yet they ended up with stunning pieces

Circle Around Example Quilt

Sunset on the ocean

Purses made with Circle Cutting

An artistic motiff

Geometric points

Circle Around Example Quilt

Circle Around Example Quilt

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