Here is a quick way to add dimension to wall hangings, table runners, bags, and other quilting projects: make a flower using two contrasting 5″ squares.
I whipped this one up yesterday in about 15 minutes. Not bad for when you are pressed for time and need a final touch on a gift! Here is what you will need:
2 – 5″ squares of contrasting fabrics
needle and thread
|With right sides together, sew around the squares leaving a 1.5″ opening so you can turn fabrics inside out.
|After snipping off corners, turn squares inside out and press it.
|Slip stitch the opening shut.
|Fold square in half and then in half again so you can determine the center point. Fold all corners toward the center…
|… securing them with a small stitch as you go. Make sure all corners are secured as shown.
|Flip each corner as shown to expose contrasting fabric.
|With a small, invisible stitch, join each petal about 1/2″ away from the flower center.
|Sew a button or other decoration to the center of the flower…
… and you are done! You can make it puff up by pushing up the center, or you can press it flat. Solid fabrics will make it even prettier.