FREE Quilting Patterns, Tutorials, Magazine

Making rick rack flowers for a modern quilted cushion

 

At the beginning of the week we created a Modern Patchwork Cushion. Now we get to have some fun creating our Flower Power Pillow! This modern quilted cushion allows you to use your creativity in making the different flowers that go on this quilted cushion. Let’s get started.

 

Modern quilted pillows
Modern quilted pillows

 

materials

rick rack 4 colors, 36” each

2 buttons

Clover Tassel Maker

DMC embroidery floss – 4 skeins, 2 of each color

3 fat quarters, white fabric

13” square batting

2 zippers, colored

 

Materials needed to make Flower Power Pillow
Materials needed to make Flower Power Pillow

 


The first flower for our Flower Power pillow is the rick rack flower. While this will seem fiddly, stick with it, any little indiscrepencies won’t show up when the flower is done!

Rick Rack Flower

Take 2 different colors of rick rack, I used the medium size but the bigger the better. Cut both at 36” in length. Under your sewing machine, you are going to braid as you go, following the grooves of the rick rack, doing an over under motion. Don’t worry if it looks funny or is hard, just fold about an inch at a time and stitch close to the edge of one side.

 

Rick Rack braided under machine, stitching along one edge
Rick Rack braided under machine, stitching along one edge

 

Once done, begin folding into a tight little ball, using a glue gun or taking tiny stitches, to secure as you go.

When completely rolled up, tuck end underneath and glue the rick rack flower to a circle of felt the same diameter as the flower.

 

Roll the braided rick rack up, gluing along the way to secure.
Roll the braided rick rack up, gluing along the way to secure.

 

These flowers are quite addicting!  For this pillow we’re making two, but make as many as you want in as many color combinations that you can dream up!

 

Two rick rack flowers for the Flower Power Pillow
Two rick rack flowers for the Flower Power Pillow

 

Next up we are going to have some floss fun as we make tassels!

This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2:  Finishing the Modern Quilted Patchwork Cushion

Go to part 4: Tassel making for the Flower Power Pillow

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.

4 Comments

  1. Rhonda Desgranges

    I love these flowers!

  2. Cathie Scanlon

    What a cool idea to use the rickrack that way!

  3. Beth B

    Love these flowers! Need to get some large rick rack to make these. Thanks for the clear instructions.

  4. Elaine Theriault

    OH – I love these flowers! What a great idea. I’m off to make flowers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.

It may take up to 24 hours for your comment to appear above.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.