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Making fused fabric flowers for a quilted table runner

 

Creating fused flowers is fast and easy if you have the right tools! Flowers don’t have to be intricate in shape, a simple circle or circles can create some stunning flowers. It’s all in the stacking!

Once you add some pretty free motion quilting to those flowers, you will bring them to life!

 

Modern table runner using fused circles to create flowers and piecing to make stems
Modern table runner using fused circles to create flowers and piecing to make stems

 

Grab your HeatnBond Feather Lite and the scraps from yesterday’s post and let’s get flower making!

Fuse the Heat’nBond Feather Lite following manufacturer’s instructions to leftover prints.

I used the TrueCut 360 Circle Cutterto make three different sizes of circles following the manufacturer’s instructions. The sizes I’m using are 2″, 3″ and 3½ʺ. You have 26 green stems to put circle flowers on, and some will have layers of circles so go crazy!

I cut:

13 – 3½ʺ circles

10 – 3″ circles

14 – 2″ circles

 

Cut the circle shapes out of the fused fabric using the TrueCut 360 Circle Cutter.
Cut the circle shapes out of the fused fabric using the TrueCut 360 Circle Cutter.

 

These circles are going to be your flowers. Begin placing them on the runner at the top of the green stems alternating big and small, layering or not. When you get a combination you like, remove the paper off the back and pin in place.

 

Layer the fused fabric circles above the green stems on the table runner.
Layer the fused fabric circles above the green stems on the table runner.

 

Bring to ironing board and remove pins a few at a time and following manufacturer’s instructions, heat iron and press.

 

Press fused circle flowers in place.
Press fused circle flowers in place.

 

Layer quilt top right side up, batting, and then backing, right side down and pin. Next up we’re going to have some fun free motion quilting this table runner! Join me tomorrow.

 

This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 1:  The magic technique of fusing fabric for applique

Go to part 3: 5 essential tips to free motion quilting a table runner

I am a quilter who loves quilting outside the box especially when it comes to 3D and embellishments. My work has been published in books and magazines and I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Quilters’ Association. When I am not in my studio, I am working as a Social Media Manager.

6 Comments

  1. elizabeth harris

    would love this wonderful circle cutter, great blog

  2. tanya marie

    Looks like fun! I’m glad I found your blog.

  3. Looks like an easier more precise way of cutting circles than my method / especially for appliqué

  4. TAMI tanguma

    This is something I would love to learn to do.

  5. Vicki H

    I never thought to stack fusible pieces.

  6. John Scibran

    Looks like a great way to make circles

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