Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sew Simple Shapes - More Easy Patchwork Flowers!!!

I'm continuing my tutorials 
about making 
easy patchwork flowers 
with my 
Sew Simple Shapes
to get yours 
if you want to play along!

Look how cute this patchwork flower is:)
It's also a mini dresden!
I'm going to show you
 how to make it and 
I think you will be surprised
 how easy it is using
 just a little patchwork ...

And my A-22 Sew Simple Shape.
You will need 8 - 2 1/2" squares
from your scrappy stash.

Pair them up and sew from corner to corner like this.

Trim off an approximate
1/4" seam allowance...

And press your seams open:)

Arrange them on your
 design board like this.
Notice that the center seams 
are in the shape of an "X" 
or in other words...
like a pinwheel setting.

Sew them together and 
press those seams open as well;

Now lay the A-22 onto 
the wrong side
 and line up the markings 
with the seams like this.

Trace around the
 A-22 Sew Simple Shape 
to mark your stitching line.

Pair it up with a square of
cut into a square of the same size.

Stitch directly onto your marked line like this...
all the way around ...
securing your stitches 
when you stop and start.

Trim about 1/4" past your stitching line.
You can trim a little off each 
seam allowance point to reduce bulk...
but just a little!

***TIP- you will need to 
clip each "cleavage" 
right up to the stitching... 
but not into the stitching... 
or past it.

This will allow your flower to
 lie flat when turned right side out.
You will be clipping 
through the Pellon
 at the same time:)

Now pull the Pellon away 
from the flower front and cut...

an "X" like this.

Turn right side out.
You can use the 
Clover Turning tool
 to "gently" press out the points.
Press your flower flat
 on the front side...
not the back.

Isn't it cute?

I can think of 
all kinds of things 
to do with this flower.
It looks like it 
took a lot of time 
but as you just saw...
it was super fast and simple:)

It looks cute with a
 center made with 
the A-1 Sew Simple Shape...

or even the 
A-2 Sew Simple Shape:)

I also want to show you 
another flower that 
you  can make with the
 8 - 2 1/2" scrappy squares
 and the
 A-3 Sew Simple Shape

Look how cute!

And then make a bigger one using the
A-4 Sew Simple Shape
and cut your 8 scrappy squares
 3" instead of 2 1/2".

These little
 "pie circles"
 are fun!

Add a circle for the center:)

Tomorrow I'll show you 
even more patchwork flowers
 that you can make using my 
Sew Simple Shapes.

I hope you're 
having fun with them...
I sure am:)


Little Quiltsong said...

Oh these are beautiful!! I just love all the lovely patchwork flowers you can make with your templates - and how easy it is to use them.

Unknown said...

These are so darned cute! You're going to convince me to appliqué yet!

Connie said...

These are wonderful! Thank you for the tutorial :)
Merry Christmas!
Connie :)

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Very very very cute Lori.
These shapes are so handy. I would love a set one day

Sinta Renee said...

That is a really cute flower block! I love seeing all the pieces you have started... the split leaves are so fun! I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for your next show and tell!

Sinta Renee said...

That is a really cute flower block! I love seeing all the pieces you have started... the split leaves are so fun! I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for your next show and tell!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Ordered my templates and pellon, so soon ready to join you :-)

Lady Jane said...

Great tute!!! That is so dang cute...

Deb said...

Loving these! I have not had much luck with this technique of appliqué in the past. I think I have used the wrongt interfacing and just given up. I need to order the right kind and start making cute flowers! I believe I can do it 😊

Naomi said...

Lori, as usual, you amaze me!! I cannot wait for January 18 for the Bloom Sew Along to start!!

Dondi M said...

You must be one of the most clever, creative people on the planet! Is there anything you cannot do? You simply amaze me! I must find out where your simple shapes are sold and how much they are. Gotta do this for myself after New Year's...

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