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Flower Applique Pattern

March 12, 2013 /
Categories Sewing, Crafts, Novice

This flower applique pattern is part of the tutorials of the “Secret Garden” Quilt Blanket, but it is not limited to this application. You may adapt the pattern to do other craft, for example, stencil, 3D flower, etc.

secret garden flower applique

As I have promised before, once I have done my daughter’s “Secret Garden” quilt blanket, I will post all the details here to share.

Without a doubt, this blanket took a lot of preparations, from idea to paper, to blanket, and now to tutorial & pattern sharing.

Due to it’s intricacy design that involved a lot of appliques, I have to share the detail part by part when necessary.

flower applique pattern

In this tutorial, I also included the trapunto method to make the appliqued flowers “pop up”. Coming up next will be the other applique patterns for butterfly, ladybug, snails, songbirds, tree, sun & font of Secret Garden, etc…. so please stay tuned.

secret garden flower applique

Flower Applique Pattern

Yield: Flower Applique
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $2 - $10

This flower applique pattern is part of the tutorials of the “Secret Garden” Quilt Blanket, but it is not limited to this application. You may adapt the pattern to do other craft, for example, stencil, 3D flower, etc.

Download pattern here:
1. Flower and Leaf Applique Pattern in small, medium, and large size
2. Flower Stems Pattern

Enjoy sewing them!

Materials

  • Applique patterns (printed or traced on paper)
  • Applique fusible web (I used Steam-A-Seam)
  • Scrap fabrics
  • Base fabric (to place your applique on)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Printer and papers (letter size)

Instructions

[Update] For Secret Garden Quilt: Download and print the complete ready-to-stick-on applique fusible web pattern in mirror image here:

  1. Small Flowers, print 8 copies.
  2. Medium and Large Flowers, print 2 copies.
  3. Leaves, print 1 copy.
  4. Stems, print 1 copy.

More Details On How To Sew Flower Applique

  1. Refer to this method for a fast and easy way to make a huge amount of fabric applique.
    Or, use your favorite method to cut out iron-on fusible applique pieces.
    You may also use this flower pattern to make your favorite applique type, for example, needle turn applique.fusible applique pieces


  2. Make a small mark on the base fabric where you wish to place the flower on.flower applique pattern 2


  3. Peel off the fusible web backing paper of the chosen flower stem pattern, and stick it on the base fabric.flower applique pattern 3


  4. Follow by the flower’s petals surrounding the marking. Make sure the base corner of the petals is just touching each other but not overlapping.flower applique pattern


  5. Then stick the circle to the center of the flower.flower applique pattern


  6. Repeat the process to position and stick the stems and flowers, then, complete the flowers with leaves.flower appliques


  7. Set the iron to medium heat, press on the appliques for about 2-3 second.
    Lift up the iron as your press part by part, don’t stroke your iron across the appliques which are not securely fused on the base fabric.iron on applique


  8. Stitch around the raw edges, I used a straight stitch and sewed 3 rounds of them to make the stitch lines bolder.
    You may use a zig-zag stitch, blanket stitch or other decorative stitches which are suitable for this applique.
    Repeat the same to the stem and leaves.stitched raw edge applique


  9. Since I am making this flower applique for my daughter’s “Secret Garden” blanket which is a trapunto quilt, I layered the bottom of the applique with high loft batting followed by sewing 3 rounds around the raw edges.
    This picture shows the back of the sewing work of the single flower without the stem. I didn’t layer batting on the stems as they are too thin to get the “pop up” effect.
    Do the same to the leaves if you want to “pop up” the leaves too.trapunto applique


  10. Trim the extra batting away with small sharp point scissors, just slightly outside the stitch lines.
    The picture below shows the finished flower applique with trapunto quilting, aka part of the “Secret Garden” Quilt Blanket.
    Read more on the Trapunto Quilt method, here.flower applique pattern 10


5 petal flower applique

Notes

Get the full article at https://www.craftpassion.com/flower-applique-pattern/

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Hadassah Miriam Gold

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

Hi , your quilt is very beautiful, I can use my Accuquilt cutter to help out. I have mobility issues so this will help. I just received my Bernina 770QE ,its a great machine and good for my mobility issues.I'm not sure when I can do this its in my sewing bucket list.

Barb

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

What a great pattern it's Beautiful!!! Thank You so much for sharing!!!

deb

Sunday 15th of March 2020

'I LOVE this quilt..it is ADORABLE!!! You are very talented and I'm AMAZED at your kindness to share this pattern....THANKS for sharing and hope you keep designing more awesome designs...I need to keep looking thru your blog because I'm new to it and I've seen a few more ideas that my granddaughter and I would like also...THANKS AGAIN!!

Latricia

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

Thank you for your creativity and the generosity to share the patterns!

Tamara

Wednesday 19th of July 2017

I love how bright and happy your quilts are. They just make you smile when you look at them

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