Tight Knit Circles Workshop

Tight Knit Circles is a modern, updated version of the vintage Roses of Picardy block (scroll down to see a vintage Picardy Rose quilt).

Tight Knit Circles

Learn two methods of machine appliqué in this small and colorful quilt with a modern appeal. The interlocking circles are interfaced and turned for a smooth curved edge. You've seen this done many times here on my blog with other projects!

Interfaced circle

The free-form cut wavy borders utilize fusible interfacing to stabilize their raw edges. No pattern - you make your own curves!

I've even used this technique on the hem of an apron! I'll even bring one to class so you can see how easy it is!

All stitching is by machine ONLY and you will be delighted to see how fast, fun and easy these two techniques are.


Oh, you've never seen a vintage Roses of Picardy? Allow me! Now can you see the similarity?

Vintage Roses of Picardy quilt

Because this is a 6 hour class, students should be able to finish their quilt tops. And because circles figure into several other of my patterns, I will bring more inspiration! First the circles using the Solstice Collection by Windham fabrics:

Same circles as are used in Tight Knit Circles

6" blocks using my Spiro Glyphics pattern

And how about fussy cutting some awesome motifs?

Same size circles with fussy cut motifs

And the sweet quilt using these circles:

6" blocks using circles and alternating 4-Patches

So, come to be inspired with simple circles and to create an updated vintage quilt! Here's a student sample by Jane Herbst. As you can see, just about any fabrics will do!

Tight Knit Circles by Jane Herbst

Contact me for supply list and fees: kratovil@his.com