Today I'm posting for SewCalGal's Accuquilt blog hop and I've attempted my first video tutorial! I've chosen to use the Go! Round Flower die which makes lovely applique designs. I've been experimenting with something a little different - creating a flower circle by folding fabric into six before cutting.
Click below to watch the tutorial:
The Go! dies can cut many different types of fabric, not just cotton. This weekend I cut some flowers from hand dyed felt and used two to make a quick gift: a mini pincushion which could be good sewn onto elastic to go on your wrist.
I also tried some fashion fabrics such as tweed and organza. These can be layered to make flower brooches or decoration for a bag or jacket.If you're worried that these will fray you could fuse some lightweight interfacing on the reverse before cutting.
TIP: when cutting felt or other fabrics on the Go place tissue paper on the die first, then the fabric on top. I think this helps prevent fibres getting caught in the blades.
Remember to visit all the blogs taking part in the hop this week for more Accuquilt fun!