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Thread: Flower Pot Mini Tut

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    Super Member n2scraplvr's Avatar
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    Cool Flower Pot Mini Tut

    Introduction:

    This mini is alot of fun to do! You'll be making an abstract medallian mini using crayons and Isopropyl Alcohol (70%) and trying to figure out what you created in the end! You won't know until you get there! Then you'll just give it a name and that's most fun! Essentially, the whole sewing process should take you less than 2 minutes to do! It's the same way a sewing machine mechanic will run the machine quickly on his scraps! Only you'll intentionally be doing flips and circles, curlycues, etc.

    Here's a pic of the mini I did:
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    Supplies and Steps:
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    Step 1) Cut (2) 5" squares of muslin/white fab. With both of them stacked together, start sewing from one end to the other quickly while doing flips, turns, circles, haha, until you have lines crisscrossed over the bulk of the piece. Pretend you are making a road map. (leave 1/2" margin all around untouched).

    Step 2) Next, flip the piece to the backside (yep, I love the back best) and with crayons, felt tip markers, or colored pencils, start coloring in the sections! Don't try to make something out of the object yet, just continue to add different colors side by side until it's pleasing.

    Step 3) Next I FMQ'd with black thread around the shapes to highlight those areas. Add some interesting squiggles, curlycues, etc. for interest or threadpaint; just don't overdo. Little is much in a little mini!

    Step 4) Square up to 4.75"

    Step 5) Chainsew 1.5" squares together for all sides of fabs chosen to compliment the object and join all borders together.

    Step 6) Add backing 1" larger than the front. Add batting which is cut same size as the front.

    Step 7) Do a tri-fold of the sides of the mini. HA the sides in place to the front of the mini.

    Step 8) Next do a tri-fold of the backing's top and bottom to the front, pin in place and HA it.

    Step 9) Finish off with MQ or HQ!! Add a tab-top ring to the back and hang in place!!

    Step 10) Give your creation a name after you've determined what it is!!

    Step 11) To set your art work, a hot iron should be used on a cloth covering your work so the crayons will not wash out as easily. Only the Crayola set are washable so that art work would be lost if you wash the item. However, the other set of crayons are more permanent and the heat pressing cloth would embed it all better.

    The reason the back looks better when done is that it turns out puffier looking because of the bobbin thread and my 1st piece I framed without coloring in the spaces and it looked like I had some elaborate design and spent months (haha) on when I actually spent 2 min. on racing like crazy on the machine!!

    When finished, try to imagine a title for your creation! I thought mine resembled a teacup with a plant in it but Flower Pot fit better.

    Have fun with it!! It's so crazy what you can end up with! Just relax and let it happen on its own and it will!! Coordinating theme colors of your design with border fabrics adds a nice touch!

    Happy sewing!
    n2

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    I do want to show you one more that I started on several weeks ago using felt tip pens, Sharpies and broad markers. Here's the pic earlier this evening before I applied alcohol and then how it looks after alcohol is applied:

    Will be sure and finish this one and post it as soon as I complete it!

    Enjoy this fun experiment and be sure to post so all can enjoy your creation!! n2
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    thanks for taking the time to make this tut for us. very interesting technique
    Nancy in western NY

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    Well by durn , I'm gonna try it. I'll have my gkids to color and we'll all have fun. Thanks
    Stitching is Meditation in Motion

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    Really cute tutorial, looks like one you could have help from the grandkids.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
    LIFE IS ABOUT USING THE WHOLE BOX OF CRAYONS.

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    Here it is, all finished, Fish Bowl! Do you see the fish swimming in the bowl? haha!
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