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!