I just had my Stamp 'n Share Team Meeting for my Create, Ink! girls this past Friday. My assignment (that I gave myself) :) was to share some fabric crafting ideas with my team members. I wanted to give them some ideas for tools they can use in their business and also just some fun projects they can share! So I promise you I've got some fun paper crafting projects coming your way soon - but for all your fabric crafters out there, I'll be sharing some of the fun ideas I shared at the meeting with you over the next few days.
If you Love to applique - using the big shot will make quick work of cutting out intricate fabric shapes up to 8 layers at a time! If you're new to applique the Stampin' Up! Big Shot way is a great way to get started! I created this quilt square to show off how you can use the big shot to cut applique pieces and attach them to a quilt for a fun shabby chic look. I choose the little quilt squares because they're much smaller and easier to take to a workshop than a whole quilt - but can't you just imagine how fabulous a quilt would look if you appliqued each square with these flowers??
The petals for this flower were created by die cutting the fabric with the 5 Point 3D Star Bigz Die. There are score marks on this die so it's best to only cut two layers of fabric at a time instead of the normal eight layers of fabric you can usually cut with the Big Shot. But even cutting two layers at a time this went together SUPER quick.
The scallop circles in the center were cut using the Scallop Circles #2 Bigz die.
Because I wanted a raggy shabby look to the applique I used a big seam allowance around the shapes and did not use anything to attach the petals to the block before I sewed them in place. Of course if you wanted a cleaner look you could attach fusible webbing to your fabric before you die cut it then you could iron the petals into place and use a much smaller seam allowance around your shapes. This would give you much cleaner lines.
I got this idea from a project Stampin' Up! shared with us at Leadership and online. Here is the Quilt Square they created. They're using the same dies and putting it together differently to get a completely different flower.
If you would like to see all the fabulous Big Shot Dies Avaliable from Stampin' Up! visit my online store. Click Here then in my online store choose the Die Cutting option.