Thought I would share how I pressed the petals for the block-of-the-month for October flower, so the one edge would have a nice curve. It is hard to get that strong curve simply pressing the fabric edge over the template. So what I did instead was to gather that edge, just like I gathered the fabric for the flower centers, except I started along the straight edge.
Dampen the edges and gathers with the sizing, then press. I find my little Clover iron works better than using a regular iron. Now the curve is curved, without any of those annoying little points!I don’t think it takes any longer than pressing over the edge of the template, except there are forty of these!
Tags: appliqué, batik, block-of-the-month, BOM, Craftsy, EQ, fabric, flowers, tutorial
I love the petal fabric! It would be perfect as a sliced apple as well! The same technique applied. as you described, for the curved outside red edge and a straight press on the lighter colored inner core edge.
Thanks for sharing! Cathy vonJess in MA
That was another one of those fabrics I picked up and added to my stash, because it looked like it had possibilities. Love the idea of an apple!