Originally Posted by mckenjs
Can't you make it w/o folding down the 1/4 inch? as long as you are careful about how you gather, and if you are applying a center?
Folding a hem keeps the stitches from pulling out of the fabric when you gather the circle. This is true for all woven fabrics. Although... I've never tried using knit fabric, or Polarfleece, or non-woven fabric (like felt)... Maybe you wouldn't need that 1/4" hem for fabric that doesn't fray?