Just to play.
Here's what I made.
And here's a mini tutorial for you.
Go! Round Flower Appliqué die with 5" x 10" cutting mat
Some Heat 'n Bond lite
4 1/2" (ish) scrap squares
Use the video from this page if you're not sure how to apply Fusible webbing to the back of your squares.
And while you're there, you can check out anything else Go! related you might be curious about.
1. Get your pieces ready.
2. Line them up on the die, over the flower part. (I didn't mark my die, but a lot of people find that handy)
3. Wheel those pieces through. (I did two or three at a time)
4. If you like, use the scraps to make some more little pieces from the die (like the circles or leaf) -- you won't use them in this project.
Very little waste.
5. Cut those little petals apart (there are six/flower)
6. Get a base piece of fabric (I think mine was very close to 13" square) Fold said piece of fabric in to quarters, so that you can easily find the center.
7. Use a compass or some kind of guide to draw a circle in the center. (I used an artichoke steamer--we had artichokes for dinner last night after this)
8. Arrange your petals around this line --> peel off the paper --> iron and stitch them in place.
9. Repeat until you get to the center.
10. So pretty!
You can do what you like with this at this point -- make it a quilt block, make it a Mug Rug, or make it a pillow.
11. Layer and Quilt. Cut a piece large enough for the back and sew that on too -- but make sure you leave a space for stuffing later.
12. Add some binding most of the way and stuff it. But be warned that stuffing and finishing binding isn't super easy, and might have involved a visit with Mr. Seam Ripper.
But it turned out all right in the end. :)
I played a little more with the die that comes with the machine, and cut some 4 1/2" squares, which became some HSTs (half-square triangles).
More on that to come.
After Steiger went to bed, Mr. Jay and I decided to have a wild and crazy date night.
There will be a sponsored giveaway for a Go! cutter here soon...
some really cute stuff.