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Christmas Decorating with Fabric Flowers

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house… were beautiful fabric flowers, some as small as a mouse! We’ve been having fun learning how to make fabric flowers with a Kanzashi Flower Maker and Christmas fabrics. Although I originally intended to stitch the blossoms onto a background as dimensional applique – and they would be great for that! – I realized that fabric flowers could be used in many other ways as well. Browsing through the extensive array of available sewing and quilting notions gave me all sorts of ideas. Here are three ways to get into Christmas decorating with fabric flowers.

Stockings

Use a decorative button to attach a fussy-cut large Pointed Petal flower to your handmade or purchased stockings.

Christmas stocking
Christmas stocking

 

Fridge Magnet

Attach half a magnetic snap to the back of layered Pointed Petal flowers

Magnetic snap on back of fabric flower
Magnetic snap on back of fabric flower

 

… to create a fridge magnet, perfect for displaying your Christmas cards or last minute to-do lists!

Fabric flower fridge magnet
Fabric flower fridge magnet

 

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Clever Clips may have been designed to hold quilt bindings in place, but sew one on the back of a lace Pointed Petal flower

 

Clever Clip on back of fabric flower
Clever Clip on back of fabric flower

 

… and it will easily clip onto a branch of your Christmas tree.

Fabric flower Christmas tree ornament
Fabric flower Christmas tree ornament

 

Be sure to make enough Christmas fabric flowers with your Kanzashi Flower Maker to trim your tree, grace your fridge, and accessorize your stockings. Then make a few extra for gift wrapping and table setting – more ideas coming tomorrow!

Come on! Get into the spirit of Christmas decorating with fabric flowers…

Kathy is a multiple international-award winning quilter specializing in appliqué techniques in a “contemporary traditional” style. She lectures and teaches all over the country at guilds, shops and quilt shows and is a CQA/ACC Certified Quilt Judge. Her work has been featured in magazines, and her designs are available as individual patterns as well as in her book “Sewflakes: Papercut Appliqué Quilts”.

4 Comments

  1. Sarah

    I love the tree ornaments!

  2. Elaine

    Always looking for new ideas. These are beautiful.

  3. Diane Duff

    Great ideas.always more to learn,great!

  4. Carolyn Hutchinson

    What great ideas! Can’t wait to try out some of these.

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