Originally Posted by SandyL
I used a satin-like fabric and when I made the circles large, they were really floppy and wouldn't stand up, if that makes sense. When I made them smaller it was fine. But larger was flimsy. These look sturdy. What kind of fabric works best for the larger flowers?
you kinda answered your own ? - lol! look for a sturdier fabric . . . i recently bought a fabric that's light grey shimmery on one side and solid black on the other and it has good body (not flimsy/droopy like satin) . . . and it works great!
but . . . the downside is that when you get out of the satin fabrics, it gets pricey. this one store let me test the "burn" quality of the fabrics on a scrap piece before i bought it . . . of course, i had to go out of the store to try it!
i use this fabric on the bottom/biggest layers and then mix others as i near the top.
i also sew 2-3 layers together at a time . . . and make a "X" stitch to lightly gather . . . then add 2/3 more layers on. it gives it a bit more dimension, if you like that look. but others, the flat circle is just as nice.