Make It: Quilted Flowerscomments (14) September 18th, 2008
I just love to quilt fabric because it adds so much texture and dimension to a piece—whether it’s a bed quilt, a wall quilt, a garment, a purse, a bouquet of vibrant flowers, or a perfect, and everlasting, lapel posy.
Let me show you how to make some nifty quilted flowers. They're really fast and easy. All you need are some fabric and batting scraps; thread; and some small, colorful buttons. And a sewing machine, of course.
1. Cut out some shapes that look like petals. You’ll need two for each petal. I like to use silk taffeta because it’s crisp and shiny and easy to handle. Use one color for the petal top and another for the bottom. Cut out a same-shape piece of batting for each petal. Use a needle-punch batting or a firm poly batting because it will be easier to shape the petal after stitching.
2. Sandwich the batting piece between two pieces of fabric and stitch some lines through the layers. You can use simple vertical lines or lines that look like veins of a leaf, or be more whimsical and fill your petals with circles, curlycues, zigzagging stitching, whatever. Be creative!
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