Jacquelynne Steves

Stitched Stuff Spotlight: Fabric Flower Pattern (Scrappy Quilt-y Pin)

Today in the Stitched Stuff Spotlight, I am featuring my Scrappy Quilt-y Pin pattern. Fabric flowers make adorable accessories and pins, and are a wonderful way to use up scraps, layer cake squares, and fat quarters. And with this fabric flower pattern, you get to use 4 different fabrics in each pin- yay! (Always looking for an excuse to mix lots of different fabrics….)

Scrappy Quilty Flower Pin_JacquelynneSteves

I first came up with this idea a few years ago, when I saw some crafts made from flea market quilts. While I guess sometimes a quilt is tattered beyond repair, even so I couldn’t imagine cutting up a lovely old quilt… So I thought, what if I came up with a project that looked like it was made from an old quilt that had been hiding in Grandma’s attic for decades? My method will show you how to use brand new fabrics from your stash to get the look of an old, well-worn quilt which has been cut apart.

Another great thing about this project is that it is an excellent way to practice your machine quilting skills. You can do a grid, or any kind of free-motion quilting. Because you are working on small pieces, it’s very manageable and not intimidating at all. (If the term “drop your feed dogs” makes you panic, then this is the project for you!!)  Last week, I made a couple of pins from my Cottage Charm fabric line. What started out looking like this:

CottageCharmFabric_JacquelynneSteves_ScrappyQuiltyFlowerPinPattern

Ended up looking like this:

Fabric_Flower_Pattern_Jacquelynne_Steves

Cute, huh? And you could also put them on a barrette or use them to embellish headbands, pillows, etc.

As a special offer, through Sunday April 27 only, I will be offering this pattern as a download for only $1.49 on Craftsy. It’s a great deal! Click here to get your pattern.

(You can also get a printed paper pattern by clicking here.)

Reversible_Purse_Tutorial_Jacquelynne_StevesIn my next post, I am going to share a tutorial for making a reversible purse, and these little pins are perfect for embellishing your finished purse. So come back later this week for that tutorial.

Also, don’t forget Mother’s Day is coming, as well as the end of the school year, and other Spring events- wouldn’t these make great little gifts for mom, sister, favorite teacher, etc! You still have time to make a whole pile of them!

 

 

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7 Comments

  • Posted April 22, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Those flowers are so adorable.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted April 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

      thanks, Barb :)They are cute on everything.

  • Monique
    Posted April 23, 2014 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Just got this…thank you! looks adorable :)

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted April 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Monique- I just got your order! Let me know how yours come out… better yet, send photos :)

  • Posted June 4, 2014 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Just found this on Craftsy and am going to order it! It is so cute, I am already full of ideas for it, lol!

    • Posted June 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

      Oh, too bad I missed the sale, lol!

      • Jacquelynne
        Posted June 5, 2014 at 8:49 am | Permalink

        It was a good sale, ha ha! But the regular price is only $3.50 and it’s my MOST popular pattern on Craftsy by far, so I guess people really like it :)

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  • By Reversible Purse Tutorial on April 25, 2014 at 10:59 am

    […] really adorable with some sort of fabric flower on it (oh, any excuse to use more fabric, right?!) In my last post, I featured my Scrappy Quilt-y Pin in my “Stitched Stuff Spotlight.” This proved to be the perfect little accessory to […]

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