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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fabric Flowers - Call For Fabric Flowers For A Community Garden At Quilt! Knit! Stitch

Spring is coming!  Spring is coming. Yes, I'm confident Spring is coming.  At a minimum, those that are snowbound can bring Spring indoors by making fabric flowers.  And, I have several of my favorite tutorials to share with you today, as well as project ideas that I hope will inspire you to make some fabric flowers.

Fabric flowers have an endless variety of uses.  They can be added to a name tag that you might wear to a quilt guild meeting.  They look great on a handmade purse, headbands, decorating gifts and more.  And, you can make enough to fill a vase and create your floral arrangement that never wilts.  Or, you can make one or more fabric flowers and donate to a community garden at the upcoming Quilt! Knit! Stitch! quilt show in Portland Oregon this summer.

Quilt! Knit! Stitch is a new show that will be held in Portland, Oregon August 14-16th, 2014.  This fun event will have beautiful quilts on exhibit, wonderful vendors, and excellent classes.  And, there will be an amazing flora and fauna exhibit made from fabric that "you" can make a fabric flower for this exhibit!  Fabric flowers are needed prior to the opening of this show, but attendees are also invited to bring fabric flowers to "plant" at this exhibit.

For more information on this special "call for fabric flowers", as well as an excellent tutorial to make a fabric rose click here to visit Pokey's Ponderings.

While community gardens are filled with floral and fauna of all different colors and designs, the same goes for a fabric flower garden.  As such, I wanted to share with you today some of my favorite tutorials for making fabric flowers.  Of course, I hope you'll consider making a flower for the community garden at Quilt! Knit! Stitch! and/or maybe a fabric flower for your home, or to give to someone as a gift.  After all, who wouldn't want to receive a fabric flower from you?

Arlette of Poka Dot Pineapple has an excellent tutorial for fabric flowers that has been on my list of favorite tutorials since 2010!  Definitely one of my favorite tutorials.  Click here for her tutorial.

She also has a fun tutorial to make wire edged flowers.

Mark Montano has a fun video tutorial to make fabric flowers with strips from your stash.  If you are on a MAC or have problems watching this embedded video, click here to watch this video tutorial directly from youtube.

Crafts By Amanda has a fun tutorial to make whimsical fabric flowers with ModPodge.

Snowy Bliss has a tutorial to make long stemmed fabric flowers.  Her great tutorial not only shows how to make these beautiful fabric, but also shares a variety of inspirational ways to display them. 

 Polka Dot Bungalow has a tutorial to make "re-purposed" fabric flower arrangement that is gorgeous.

 As this is National Craft Month, which SewCalGal prefers to think of as International Craft Month, I do hope you'll consider being crafty and make some fabric flowers.  As mentioned they are great to decorate your home, to give as a gift, and they certainly will help make for a beautiful Community Garden at the Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Show in Portland, Oregon this summer.   And, of course, I hope you get to visit this show.  But the next best thing to being at such a show is knowing something you've made is on exhibit.  Thus, I hope you'll consider making a fabric flower and sending it to Pokey for this fun exhibit!

 Be Cre8tive!

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Barb said...

What creative people out there...love love the flowers..thanks so much for showing them all!!

Grandmasewnsew said...

I love these flowers and thank you for the links! These will certainly brighten up the lives of all who see them so they're on the top of my "to do" list!
Would you please mention which sewing machine (I'm guessing you have more than one) is your favorite. There are so many good choices out their but I like how your stitches look.

Carol said...

That's fun to see! We used to make flowers like that with my grandmothers fabric scraps when I was little...back in prehistoric times as my kids would say.LOL.Some things always remain nifty:)

Missy Shay said...

I love fabric flowers and can't wait to check them out!