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Post by Ploshkin on 14th December 2015, 2:48 pm

Here are the instructions - I'll post the picture again for completeness.

Cut 6" - 7" circles from 2 different fabrics (I drew round a tea plate)
With right sides together join all round with a 1/4" seam leaving a small opening
Turn right side out through the opening and topstitch all round about 1/8" from the edge which also closes the opening. (this is the only fiddly bit because you have to pull out the seam join with a needle as you would when turning a collar or cuff right side out).
Folding the circle in half to find the points, mark the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o clock positions on the edge of the circle with pins or chalk.
Using a needle & thread catch together the 12 & 6 o clock positions and then (without cutting the thread) the 3 & 9 o clock positions. The fabric that is on the inside will be the colour of the 'petals'. I left the thread attached to stitch a star in the centre at the end. Like so:

With a bit of wiggling, fold back each of the four loops of fabric and finish with something suitably decorative in the middle.
Voila:

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Post by FloBear on 14th December 2015, 4:22 pm

Coo, that's impressive and certainly within my skill level.
Many thanks Ploshkin.
Now, whre are those fabric pieces ....
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Post by freebird on 15th December 2015, 8:22 pm

They look really nice Ploshkin. When you sew the two circles together, do you notch the seams to stop them puckering when you turn them inside out?
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Post by Ploshkin on 16th December 2015, 11:18 am

No Freebird, because it's only 1/4" seam & cotton it doesn't need it at all.
I think my 1/4" foot is one of the most useful things I have with my sewing machine. When I bought the machine the chap in the shop couldn't give me any discount on the price as it was fixed. I had asked to buy a 1/4" foot for the machine and he gave it to me for nothing.
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