Marsha's making her first circle quilt for a grandson who's on the way... And she came up with a way to cut out circles that's easier for her than cutting all the way around the CD. She folds the circle fabric into quarters, then lines up the edges with the lines she's made on the CD. Then she uses scissors to cut that 1/4 circle arc. I think this works best if you're cutting one circle at a time. I stack my fabrics and cut a bunch at once, turning the fabric on my rotating cutting mat. But this is another way to get there- see which works best for you!
Barbara's working on this cute one for Valentine's Day, and brought it to ask for help deciding on borders...we are an opinionated group, so she got lots of input!!