Friday, December 18, 2015

Sew Simple Shapes - Patchwork Tulip Tutorial with More Leaves and Flowers!!!


Good morning cute people!
Today I'm continuing 
my tutorials
 on making flowers with my 


First up is shape A-24...
and I'm going to show you
 how I make a 
cute patchwork tulip:)
First I cut 4 strips of
 scrappy fabric 
1 1/2" x 4"


Then I sewed them together
 with a
 scant 1/4" seam 
and pressed them open.

I placed the A-24 shape
 onto the wrong side
 and lined up the seams 
with the marks
 on the template 
and traced my stitching line...


Like this.
I cut a piece of 
Sew-In Lightweight Pellon
the same size and pinned
with right sides together.


I stitched directly 
onto my stitching line...
securing when I 
stop and start by backstitching.


I trimmed an approximate
 1/4" seam allowance
 and clipped a 
little bit 
off the top
of the points.


***Important! -
 You will need to clip 
the two "cleavage" areas 
in between the tulip points.

Use a small pair of 
sharp embroidery scissors 
and make a clip 
to your stitching line...
being careful not to 
clip past it...
 or into it.


Clip an "X" into
 the Pellon and 
turn right side out.


I use this 
Clover turning tool 
to GENTLY push out the points.
Press your tulip flat 
from the front:)


I quickly stitched 
up an A-24 Tulip 
without the patchwork
 to show you
 how cute and easy 
it is as well!


Now for a new leaf shape.
You can use the ovals
 in BLOOM for 
leaves as well!

For this set...
I am using the A-7 
and making patchwork Leaves.
I cut 2 pieces of green fabric 
3 1/2" wide x 4" tall...
then I cut them in half
 so that they measure 
1 3/4" x 4"


 to see how I make 
these oval leaves...
because the method
 is exactly the same
 as my other 
two sided leaf tutorial.

I think the ovals
 make cute leaves too!
 I like to be creative 
with the leaf shapes 
as well as the flowers:)
(still need stems...
but i promise they are coming!)


There are 4 oval shapes
 in the BLOOM set 
and they are
A-5  A-6  A-7  A-8
I cut some Pellon and
 a bunch of fabric 
from my scrappy stash
 for all four sizes...


And made some oval flowers 
to add to my 
growing collection of 
scrappy happy flowers:)


I also made another
 set of oval leaves!
This time I used 
one fabric instead of two:)


I'm having so much
 fun playing with my
and I hope you are too!

I'll be growing my 
garden of patchwork flowers
 over the week-end...
 and I'll show you
 even more on Monday:)
xx
Lori

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5 comments:

Denise SA said...

Waiting for my set of templates to arrive but your blog posts are making me itch to stitch

Sigi G said...

I just love all of your scrappy flowers and leaves and the numerous variations of them. What a great way of using up all of those tiny strips of favorite fabrics I keep saving.

Jackie said...

Another great tutorial! Merry Christmas!!

elnorac said...

Adorable, Lori! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

I can't wait to get my templates I ordered from Fatquartershop the other day! Thanks for sharing and for lots of inspiration :-D Wish you a great weekend :-D

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