Easter / Spring Table Décor
By Rebecca Peck
- Ideal for cutting shapes for papercrafts using shape templates or freehand
- Blade swivels 360 degrees to make cutting curves easy in shape templates and offer creative freedom when cutting freehand
- Ergonomically sculpted design provides excellent grip and comfortable use
- Fine-tuning dial adjusts blade depth to cut different paper thicknesses
- Arm lock holds blade securely in place
- Softgrip® pad provides excellent stability and prevents slippage while you cut
- Includes two blades
- Replacement blades available (Item 148010-1001)
- Lifetime warranty
- Ultra ShapeXpress™ Shape Cutter
- Ideal for quick snips when tabletop cutting on a wide variety of materials including denim, silk and multiple layers of fabric
- Spring-action design gently opens blades after each cut to reduce hand strain
- Unique handle shape lets you lay fabric flat and minimizes lifting while you work for more accurate tabletop cutting
- Premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge cut cleanly all the way to the tip and stay sharp
- Serrated blade edge grips slippery materials for mistake-free cutting
- Contoured handle fits the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Length: approximately 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- Easy Action™ Rag Quilt Snip for Tabletop Cutting (8")
- Ideal for cutting a wide variety of materials including denim, silk and multiple layers of fabric
- High-grade, precision-ground, stainless-steel blades offer a lasting sharp edge that cuts all the way to the tip
- Ergonomic handle is sculpted to fit your hand, maximizing cutting control and sensitivity
- Bent handle design keeps material flat for mistake-free cutting
- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- The Original Orange-handled Scissors™ (8")
Cut the perfect shape for any occasion!
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Small piece of muslin or fabric for backing
1.5” X 44” fabric strips
¼” wooden dowel
Vintage thread spool
Disappearing fabric marker
Being the impatient person that I am, I decided that I couldn’t wait for those spring blooms to start popping up, so I created some of my own! These flowers are fairly simple to make, and the variations are endless. I’m going to show you how to make the loopy flower, because I’m in love with the Fiskars Easy Action Rag Quilt Snips, and I’m happy any time I find an excuse to use them!
I used a Birdie honeybun from Moda, so most of the cutting and measuring was done for me (a honeybun is a group of coordinating fabrics that are cut into 1.5” x 44” strips). If you don’t have a fabric honeybun handy, just cut the strips yourself using a Fiskars Rotary Cutter, Acrylic Ruler and self-healing Cutting Mat
Decide how big you want your flower to be, then using a disappearing fabric marker and an Ultra Shape Xpress Circle Template, trace a circle onto to your backing fabric. Use your Fiskars Original Orange-handled scissors to cut out the circle, leaving a border of about half an inch around the circle. This will make it easier to handle when you’re sewing.
Take one of the honeybun strips and fold it in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. Try not to flatten the fold, because we want it to stay a little puffy. Use your sewing machine to sew a ¼” seam lengthwise along the raw edge of the strip.
Use your Fiskars Easy Action Rag Quilt Snips to cut through both layers of fabric from the folded edge to the seam, taking care not to cut into the seam. Space the snips about ¼ of an inch apart. If you want skinnier loops, place the snips closer together.
Next, sew the snipped strip onto the backing fabric in a spiral, working from the outside edge in. Use the circle outline as your guide to start, and just continue to make your circles smaller and smaller, overlapping the raw edges of the outer circles. Once you reach the center, cut off the portion of the strip that you didn’t use and save it for another flower! I used about half of my 44” strip. Trim the excess backing fabric off the outer edge of the circle, and sew or hot glue a vintage button in the center of the flower.
To finish the flower, trim a ¼” wooden dowel to the desired length, and hot glue one end of it to the back of the flower. Insert the other end into a vintage thread spool, and you’ve got a beautiful springtime bloom! If you want to make the flower double sided, make another flower the same size and sew or hot-glue them together back to back, leaving an opening large enough to insert the dowel. As I mentioned, the variations are endless, and the best part is, these flowers will never wilt!