Sunday, July 19, 2009

Flower Power, A Fun Craft Project...

Have you ever wondered what to do with those little scraps of fabric that are in a pile or in a box in your cupboard? Quilting is the obvious answer but maybe you should consider shaking it up a bit. One of our customers, Lorna Sanford from Charlotte, N.C. shared this great "Flower Power Craft Project". It is as easy as 1, 2, 3! This project requires only Fabric, Heavy Paper and a Glue stick. You don't even have to break out the sewing machine.
You can create dozens of these beauties in a day or 1 in just a few minutes.
Simple Fabric Flowers...

1. Cut four 4 inch squares of contrasting, interesting patterned fabric, set aside.
2. Cut four 4 inch squares of heavy stock paper. (an old file folder or heavy craft paper will do)
3. Draw a flower shape onto the paper. (See photo)
4. Glue the back of the fabric to the back of the flower template. Use a fresh glue stick, make sure it is fully covered with the glue before adhering.
5. Cut the flower on the paper side.
6. Gently crease each petal, leaving the center concaved.
7. Glue each flower stacking and offsetting the petals below it. (So the patterns show, see photo)
8. Now cut little contrasting circles, glue to center of flower. You could also use quirky or antique buttons for the centers.
WOW. These little beauties are terrific glued onto a barrette, a card or add to the top of a beautiful package. The possibilities are endless.

This is also great for all of the "Fat Quarters" we have available, online or at the store.
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Dream Keyper said...

Those flowers are so heavenly- Good one Lorna!! xoxo Suzy

Anonymous said...

Do you leave the paper on? These are adorable and I shared them with my quilt guild! katie