Ribbon Flower 12 inch
Print on fabric instead of using curved acrylic templates. Enjoy sewing this unusual design thanks to the stitching lines and matches along the seams.
Sew gentle curves by hand or by machine or a combination of both (hybrid). Detailed instructions.
Ribbon Flower 12 inch is an unusual block, similar to Dahlia, with intriguing design possibilities. Combine hand and machine piecing and appliqué.
When you print the shapes on fabric, the preparation is faster and more precise AND you have matching marks along the curves to make the sewing faster and more precise too.
PDF DOWNLOAD – SHAPES + INSTRUCTIONS 43.8 MB
System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.
This Inklingo PDF includes all of the shapes for Ribbon Flower (12 inch) PLUS the mirror image shapes AND a bonus shape for even more design options.
The edge shapes allow you to piece the entire block but there are appliqué instructions, too.
Multiply your design options with appliqué!
Features of the Ribbon Flower 12 inch Shape Collection (PDF)
- shapes to print on fabric for Ribbon Flower and many variations
- diagrams showing how much fabric you need
- shapes without seam allowances to print on freezer paper (just in case you want templates)
& More Good Things about Ribbon Flower 12 inch
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- instructions for “hybrid” piecing, sewing some seams by machine and some by hand
- instructions for the center intersection, where 12 shapes come together
- assembly diagrams
- notes about fabric selection
- instructions for rotary cutting curves
- bonus shapes for block variations
- a choice of regular or combo layouts to print
- and cut two shapes at the same time to use fabric efficiently and save time (below)
- ideal for small scraps
- great for fussy cutting (fussy printing)(below)
- illustrated pressing technique
- instructions for appliquéing flowers and partial flowers to a background
- worksheets and design notes
These shapes are endlessly fascinating. See more examples on the Inklingo Facebook Page and the blog too.
Love the lines. Quilt more!
If you are new to Inklingo, I strongly recommend starting with the free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection. It includes the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook and some great shapes to print on fabric to get you started.
Ribbon Flower Lessons on the Blog
Part 1 – Intro & video showing how to sew curves
Part 2 – Examples for Canada Day
Part 3 – Worksheet
Part 4 – Ribbon Flower Project File for Electric Quilt
Part 5 – Video showing how to sew the center intersection
Part 6 – How to appliqué the flower to a background
Part 7 – More variations with bonus shapes and freezer paper