Okay, who's a fabric hoarder? Go ahead--fess up. :) You are in good company, I assure you.
Good news!! I have a CURE for your problem. It is this fun and festive fabric flower garland! It is easy to make, and you can use up a bunch of those fabric remnants you've been hanging on to!
I found an EXCELLENT tutorial on how to make the flowers from Rox's World of Quilts. She shows how to make two variations of this flower--I stuck with the second one for this garland. They are seriously simple. Once you make one, you will have the process down for the rest.
For measurement reference (so you know how many you can make with the fabric you have), each 1/4 yard of fabric makes 20 petals. Each flower has 8 petals. Hopefully that helps!
Here are my flowers all made. I used hot glue to attach buttons or pom-poms to the front and a small piece of felt to the back.
Next, line them all up in the order you want them to be in for the garland.
Using heavy button thread (embroidery thread would work, too), sew through the back of a couple of petal walls to string them up. Push them along on the thread to arrange them as you'd like.
I love the change bright colors make on my drab fireplace!
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