Round and Round We Go

Circles give us a sense of harmony, wholeness, and confidence. It is a gentle, graceful shape that often represents nature, peace, and rejuvenation. Don’t be an oval and learn how to add perfect circles to your quilts with award-winning quilter Timna Tarr. There is an appliquéd circle technique for everyone; Timna walks you through hand, machine, fusible, and reverse appliqué.

Appliquéd circles are an easy way to add whimsy to your quilts. Timna demonstrates more than six ways to add appliquéd circles to your quilting repertoire. You'll learn the pros and cons of each technique and hopefully find a process that you love! Walk through Timna’s same process used to make her O Happy Day Quilt, from fabric selection to fabric placement. The workshop is beginner-friendly. Participants should have basic quilting skills such as knowledge of the 1/4" seam, how to use a hand needle and thread, and how to use a sewing machine.

What you will learn

  • Learn six different ways to make the circles and choose what works for you.

  • Create your own freezer paper templates for perfect circles

  • Techniques covered include hand, machine, fusible, and reverse appliqué.

  • Navigate block placement and choose the best color layout for your project

  • Browse through a gallery of finished projects for inspiration

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


Get feedback from your instructor on project process, color or fabric use, and more with a module made just for you.

O Happy Day Quilt

Whimsical appliquéd circles come your way! Learn more than six ways to add appliquéd circles to your quilting repertoire, including hand, machine, fusible, and reverse appliqué.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to O Happy Day - Appliquéd Circles

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  • Chapter 1: Why So Many Circles?

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  • Chapter 2: Circle Prep Techniques

    8 Videos

  • Chapter 3: Basic Appliqué

    2 Videos 1 Text

  • Chapter4: Color Choices and Layout

    2 Videos

  • Chapter 5: Gallery and Personal Feedback

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