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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!
Small piece of muslin or fabric for backing
1.5” X 44” fabric strips
¼” wooden dowel
Vintage thread spool
Disappearing fabric marker