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Old 07-22-2015, 08:07 AM
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[ATTACH=CONFIG]525849[/ATTACH]I was putting up my summer hanger and thought others may want to see an easy way to do 3-D leaves. It is just a little different look for a change.
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:12 AM
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Choose a leaf fabric and lay your piece of fabric on top of a larger background fabric square. Sew any kind of a outward curve the size you want, with right sides facing each other. I used blue thread do you can see my curve. After sewing the curve, start pulling the leaf fabric back creating little pleats until you get a nice curve on the leaf. Secure with pins and sew across.[ATTACH=CONFIG]525850[/ATTACH]
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Here's the picture of the fold stitched across.[ATTACH=CONFIG]525852[/ATTACH]
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:16 AM
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I usually just pin the pleats and place the second piece of background fabric on top and sew the seam but in this tutorial I did it in two steps so you could see it. Here is the picture of the background fabric on top, sewn and trimmed to 1/4 inch seam allowance.[ATTACH=CONFIG]525853[/ATTACH]
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:18 AM
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Trim the background fabric the size and shape you want to fit into your patchwork. Here is a picture of it beside the original.[ATTACH=CONFIG]525854[/ATTACH]
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3 dimension always adds interest to blocks. Thank you
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:38 PM
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Tartan, great tut. Your step by step method is wonderful for us visual learners.
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:52 AM
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Thanks for the pics.....great way to add a bit of interest....
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I didn't understand the first picture until I looked at them all and went back to look at the first one again. The print hides the folds, but I'm sure you can see it better in person. The second print shows up well.

Excellent idea. Great tute.
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That's a fun idea. Thanks for the tute!
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