Tim Holtz Countdown to Creativity

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Tattered Florals scarf

Tim Holtz is introducing a few special release dies at CHA that are available for preorder.  One of the dies is a larger version of the Tattered Floral Die, aptly named the Jumbo Tattered Florals (659441).

I decided to use the dies for an applique scarf project. I’d like to thank my mom for modeling in the picture above. It’s hard to take a picture of a scarf just flat!

To begin, I cut two lengths of linen about 11″ wide by the WOF. One linen is a plain brown and the other has a slight pin stripe. They were purchased at my local JoAnn Fabrics.

Next, I fused Thermoweb HeatnBond Lite to the back of a number of coordinating scraps of solids and prints.  I cut an assortment of flowers using both the Tattered Florals and Jumbo Tattered Florals and another one of the new releases, a Garden Green Bigz Die.  I arranged them at both ends of the solid linen and fused.



Next, I used my free motion quilting presser foot to stitch around the edges of the appliques.  I added a couple of BasicGrey embroidered buttons at the center of flowers for added texture.  Next, I sewed the two lengths of linen together with right sides together leaving an opening for turning.  Once turned and pressed, I top stitched around the edges.

Ta da!  One more Christmas gift is ready!

Linen Scarf

Other Sizzix Design Team members will be sharing projects using the new dies over the next few days. Check the Sizzix blog!
You can find more details about the new dies here and here.