After making the pinwheels for my new baby quilt, it was time to do some applique flowers. I don't have a die cutter, so I normally make a template and cut around it. This time I came up with a better method.
I cut 4" squares with fusable web adhered to it.
I folded it in half.
I folded it in half again. My finger is on the center of the fabric. You don't want to cut that corner or you won't have a flower.
I brought the two sides together, so it's folded in eighths.
I placed my paper template of one petal on the fabric with the point at that center we don't want to cut. I cut around the curve and down the sides a little.
This is what I came out with.
These foldings are for a 6 petal flower. After folding in half, I took one side over, making a fold at the bottom center and bringing the top about two thirds of the way over.
Then I did the same with the other side.
I placed my template over it and cut.
And now I have a 6 petaled flower which I have fused onto my fabric.
Then it's just zig-zagging it in place
and it's ready for the center.
This is linked to Freshly Pieced.