It is Spring in Florida and the flowers are starting to bloom. If you are still dealing with old man winter, make some of these colorful fabric flower embellishments to brighten your world!
Fabric flowers can be used on headbands, attached to a pin for a fun brooch or added to a quilt for some 3D effects. Make a bunch attached to floral stems and put in a vase for a perky permanent bouquet.
- Fabric scraps large enough for your chosen flower petals. Chose two colors for each petal. For my flowers the scraps were 5” square
- Heat and Bond Ultra (heavy weight) fusible
- Button or gem for flower center
- Flower SVG that has different size petals. You can download my Blooming Flowers for free here! Blooming Flowers
Maxx Air Settings
Force = 130, Speed = 200, Passes = 2, Blade Offset = .25, Blade Height = 25
- Cut out fabric squares large enough for your chosen petal size. You will need two squares for each petal. Mix up the colors for a fun funky look.
- Cut one 5” square of the Heat and Bond Ultra for every petal.
- Fuse the Heat and Bond Ultra to the wrong side of one fabric square per petal.
- Peel off the paper backing and lay another fabric square over the first one wrong side down. Fuse. Your fabric square should have the right sides (the pretty sides) showing on each side.
- Adhere to a very sticky mat, you don’t want the fabric to move around when cutting.
- Insert your fabric blade and cut out the petals.
- Stack up the petals, offsetting each one slightly to get a full look to your flower.
- Sew a button in the center through all layers. Or just glue a gem in the center.
- Cup the flower in your hand to curl up the petals to shape them. You can curl or scrunch up any petals to give the flower a more 3D appearance.
- Glue the leaves to the back of the flower with fabric glue.
Now you have some pretty fabric flowers to use as a cute embellishment. Something bright and cheery to chase away any winter blues!
Those fur babies in our life are important too. My friend’s dog recently passed away unexpectedly and I needed a quick card to send.
This site had the cutest paw prints with hearts in it, so I had an idea for a great card…
Only, I didn’t like the way it looked with the paws so I decided to use the reverse to reflect the paws that weren’t there anymore.
I didn’t do it yet, but I think I’m going to glue the paws with the hearts on the inside of the card. Haha, I just realized I was going to do that as I was typing this up.
This card isn’t warped like it appears to be in the picture. The With Sympathy is a die. Which can be annoying because if you cut the text out with your KNK. you can resize it or use different fonts. I would’ve used my Maxx and cut it out in black vinyl since the letters were so fine. It is much easier for me to use vinyl rather than paper. But I needed something really fast so I went with this, because the ONLY drawback to vinyl is you have to weed and mask it.
Canson Watercolor paper (for card base! That stuff is thick and works great!)
“with sympathy” die
paws svg from www.lovesvg.com
Machine Used: KNK Zing
I have a friend who was excited about taking her son to see the movie Black Panther. So when I saw a file for the Black Panther I bought it and decided to make her son a t-shirt.
I had measured the shirt front to determine what I thought was a good size for the design and then I cut it. When cutting HTV I always use multi-cut and make 2 passes. I used black ThermoFLEX heat transfer vinyl and silver Glitterflex II. The shirt was a $5 shirt from Walmart. When I placed the design on the shirt it seemed small so I decided to make it larger and recut. Much better!
15″ KNK Maxx
red capped blade
Force 36 for ThermoFLEX 45 for Glitterflex II
Multi-cut 2 passes
Because I didn’t want to waste the smaller cut I decided to apply it to a cinch bag.
It’s time for a new doormat! I’ve been looking at the ugly one by our front door long enough! A ragged door mat doesn’t make a very good first impression for guests. This DIY custom doormat is just what I needed.
This project can be done with different kinds of mats, depending on your needs. Since we live in a rural setting, ours needs to be able to remove sand and mud from shoes, so I chose one of those really scratchy mats. I found mine at IKEA and it is quite large (about 24 X 35 inches), and according to the tag, the natural fiber is coir. I had to Google to figure out what coir is; turns out, it’s made from the husk of the coconut. Who knew!
To complete the project, you’ll need a stencil. I cut mine from outdoor vinyl. I think if I did it again, I might try cutting from poster board and then spray adhesive to the back. The vinyl was difficult to remove from the transfer tape, and I had a hard time getting it to stick to the mat. However, a different type of mat might not have caused this problem.
I used fabric paint for the design. The plan was to use spray paint, but by the time I got the stencil stuck down, I was afraid to move it. So I poured some fabric paint in a cup and dabbed it on with a sponge brush. This actually worked quite well.
Settings for Zing Orbit and Make the Cut:
- Force – 23
- Speed – 12
- Multicut – 0
- Import design.
- Load vinyl and cut design.
- Weed vinyl and apply transfer tape. Optional – Rub sticky side of transfer tape with a cotton cloth to make it less sticky before applying to the vinyl.
- Apply vinyl stencil to mat and remove transfer tape
- Stick vinyl to mat. Slowly, carefully remove transfer tape.
- Pat vinyl down to adhere as firmly as possible it to doormat.
- Use sponge brush to carefully dab paint on mat.
- Let dry and remove stencil.
You don’t have to have any other tools other than a KNK to make awesome things.
I love Re-Store! They have awesome deals and they help people. One of my area Re-Stores has cabinet door seconds. They come in all sizes. I generally will pick up a bunch and then use them when the perfect project comes along. Many of the things that I make are things that people see on Pintrest and then they ask me “Can you make this?”. That is how this project came about.
clear transfer tape
15″ KNK Maxx
red capped blade
I used 2 fonts, Daydreamer and calibi bold. It was a simple matter of typing the saying, changing the words that I wanted in Daydreamer , and welding the saying because of the script font. I then grouped each word so I could rearrange them the way that I wanted them. Once I had everything where I wanted it I then selected the whole thing and dragged it to the size that I wanted. Then I cut the saying from vinyl, weeded it, applied clear transfer tape, and applied it to the door. So simple!