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Topic: Books on making fabric flowers?

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Subject: Books on making fabric flowers?
Date Posted: 1/29/2012 8:18 AM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2009
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Are there any out there? Suggestions?

Date Posted: 1/31/2012 7:41 PM ET
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There are tons.  If you go to Amazon and put fabric flowers in the search box and books in the category, you get 1879 choices.  I have several, but none of them are really what I wanted.  I would like to find one to make dimensional flowers for quilts.  There was a great book that is now out of print on doing all types of flowers in fabric by folding and hand sewing.  I would love to get my hands on one, but they are now rare and go for about $80!  I bought two books on flower origami, thinking that would be close, but they aren't.  If you find something good, let us know!

Date Posted: 1/31/2012 9:13 PM ET
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Thanks, Carole. I'm looking to make them for my cards. I have my own greeting card business, and I'm trying to think of something more trendy to put on them. So, I want some texture, but can't have anything that's too "3D".

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll be on the hunt!

Date Posted: 2/1/2012 9:26 AM ET
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I don't have a book suggestion but have you checked youtube.com for tutorials?  

Date Posted: 2/8/2012 9:23 PM ET
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Yes! I checked youtube the other day. Watched a few great tutorials, and then I made a few great flowers! So fun.

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 1:13 PM ET
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There is an asian company that is making templates to make flower petals.  I'm frothing at the mouth to get some but money is so tight on a fixed income.