Fast-folded Flower Quilts and Bags: 30 Projects for You and Your Home
Flowers will be adorning homes year round--blooming on bath mats, coin purses, coasters, and book covers, as well as quilts, pillows, handbags, and wall hangings--once readers discover Laura Parson's revolutionary techniques for beautifully tailored textured flowers. The results are cleverly complicated looking, but the technique is amazingly simple! More than 24 quick-to-complete projects, some three-dimensional, are made entirely by sewing machine--eliminating the frustration of tricky, time-consuming piecing methods. With minimal sewing and "quilt-as-you-go" techniques, children, beginning sewers, and advanced professionals will be cultivating their very own gardens of quilted flower projects.
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How to Make the Flowers
Blooming Flower Accessories and Bags
Blooming Flowers for the Home
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back and topstitch back piece back side Back-tack basic leaf unit basic squares bathmat batting template bias binding bias squares bias strips bias tape binding strip blue flannel center octagons color Cutting Plan dark green diagonally diamonds Fabric and Notions Finished flannel Fleece or Batting fleece rectangles folded flaps four fusible fleece fusible web green batik half-square hemstitch hexagon flowers inner fabric Insert the zipper inside instructed on page instructed on pages Join large octagon flower Laura’s Hint light green mirror leaf unit modular squares octagon flower template octagon flower units outer edges petals pin in place placemats plaid pocket press to fuse projects quilt raw edges Repeat steps right sides rotary cutter rotary ruler ruler and rotary seam allowance selvedge shown at right side/bottom section small octagon flower squares octagon flowers Stitch a 1⁄4 strips handles sunflower Triangle patch Turn back Turn right-side yellow zigzag stitching zipper assembly