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Old 05-10-2010, 05:17
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Default For those who make fabric flowers

I want to start making fabric flowers. I'm running out of time for my next 2 shows but would love to add these to the mix.

My question to those that make them, do you cut the squares or circles out by hand for each one, or do you use a sizzex or cricut to cut down on time?

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Default Re: For those who make fabric flowers

I cut by hand, but I fold my fabric so that it's at least 4 layers deep when I cut. It goes pretty fast really. I'm not the fastest maker of these in the world, but I made 60 over about 3 days by working for around 3 hours each day.
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Default Re: For those who make fabric flowers

I cut by hand. I also fold my fabric.
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I cut by hand.
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I cut by hand and I also iron each piece. Very time consuming!
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Default Re: For those who make fabric flowers

Same here cut by hand 4 deep. I dedicate one night to cutting and sew the rest of the week
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Default Re: For those who make fabric flowers

I use this: http://www.olfa.com/CircleCuttersDet...px?C=50&Id=149

It's awesome. It seriously takes 2 seconds to cut a circle. I got mine at Michael's - it was $19.99 originally and I used a 40% coupon.
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I use this: http://www.olfa.com/CircleCuttersDet...px?C=50&Id=149

It's awesome. It seriously takes 2 seconds to cut a circle. I got mine at Michael's - it was $19.99 originally and I used a 40% coupon.
THis is great info!!! i always wanted to know this too
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I use that same tool - well I should say hubby does lol. He's my fabric cutter!
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I use this: http://www.olfa.com/CircleCuttersDet...px?C=50&Id=149

It's awesome. It seriously takes 2 seconds to cut a circle. I got mine at Michael's - it was $19.99 originally and I used a 40% coupon.
Hmmm.. Might have to check that out if I actually like making these, lol.

I'm using this tut for them http://minisweethearts.blogspot.com/...-tutorial.html
and have some more questions...

1- How do you "close" the circle? Do you sew back thru them, or just tie a knot?

2- How do you keep your petals open?

I "closed" mine by tying a knot in between the first and the last flower and now they looked squished together. And the petals are not staying open.

Any help would be great!

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