Machine applique puckering
I have only done a little bit of machine applique in the past. I'm trying to applique a circle quilt without fusible web and I'm having a really difficult time. I need to stitch around 49 circles and I'm getting a small amount of puckering as I come to the end of each circle. I think pinning the circles with 3 pins (as it says in the directions) is not enough. I tried using more pins, but it still puckered a little bit. I don't want to fuse the circles, but I feel that I need to figure out how to baste them more securely. Can I glue the edges? If so, can I just use Elmer's glue? Or a glue stick? Any other suggestions? I've already pinned all 49 of them with 3 pins each. And by the way, I am using a stabilizer on the back.
Just in case you are interested, I pasted a link to the pattern below.
Thanks for your help/suggestions,
Here is a link that might be useful: circle quilt tutorial