Some of the kids used the whole glue stick on two such stacks... They were stiff as a board! 1st graders love their glue sticks. Wowzers!
I took their layered stacks and stitched the outer circle, 3/8" from the edge. Then flipped it over and trimmed out the large circle 1/4" from the stitching line (this created a smaller circle that will be used with another class.)
You can see the outer stitching and where it was trimmed away.
Then I repeated the process for the middle circle: 1) stitching, 2) flipping and trimming out. Repeat for the smallest circle.
Why do this? Because the layers need to be removed.
Paulie and his 1st grade classmates
Once I longarm it, I will snip and fluff the edges of the circles. The sweet students are choosing to whom they will give this cheerful quilt. Teaching them the joy of giving!