I’ll take the trick, thank you very much!
In the past when I have purchased small fabric “fat quarters” in a square it always
comes wrapped around cardboard. So, I began saving the cardboard….
I use the cardboard to cut out patterns. It is the perfect thickness to be sturdy enough, yet lightweight.
Now for the trick….
When I need to make a circular applique or any other shape for that matter… I simply cut out
the shape, iron the fabric around the shape. Gather the fabric to the shape. Then remove the cardboard.
Hope this makes sense. : ) I saw this somewhere about a year ago and I can not remember where otherwise
I would give the person credit but, honest to goodness, I cannot remember.