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Friday, November 19, 2010

Pam's "Twist & Tack" Silk Ribbon Rose Tutorial

I was asked if I would share how I do the Silk Ribbon Roses on my crazy quilt projects.  Gladly!  I just had to wait to write it up until I could take photos.  Speaking of which, I apologize for the fuzzy ones.  They looked fine on the camera when I took them but when I loaded them into the computer, I was quite disappointed.

Still, I think the photos are good enough for you to see how to do this.  It's a really easy way to do silk ribbon roses and please keep in mind, they do not need to be perfect!  Roses in nature are not perfect so try to keep that in mind while stitching.

You will need 7 MM silk ribbon and a spool of sewing thread.  I usually use white but you can use a coordinating color if you choose.

For this technique, we are not pulling the ribbon through the fabric.  We are tacking it onto the fabric.

Step 1:  Thread your needle with sewing thread and knot the end as usual.  Tack your 7 MM silk ribbon and fold over the end 1/4 of an inch.  Then fold that 1/4 inch in half so you have a 1/8 inch double fold.


Fold that 1/8 inch over 3 more times.  This makes the center of the rose.

Pull your threaded needle up through your fabric/quilt block where you want the center of your rose to be.  Take a stitch at the bottom of the rose center and attach to your fabric/block.




Once you have it attached to your block, you can take an extra stitch to make sure it's secure.

Step 2:  To make the petals, you're going to twist your ribbon twice and tack it down with your thread.



Twist twice again, and tack it under the center of the rose.



Twist 2 times again and tack.



Continue to do twist and tack until your rose is about the size of a dime.



Cut your ribbon off and tuck the end under the nearest petal.  Tack with 1 or 2 stitches.



And there you have it!  A very easy Silk Ribbon Rose.  Enjoy!






10 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

Thank You! That took the mystery out of forming that rose. You made it seem easy to do. I never would have thought it would be as easy as a twist of the ribbon!
Debbie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Thanks for sharing that Pam. Now I can add some beautiful roses to my pieces. Have a great weekend! Connie

Laurie said...

Thanks Pam! I'm sure I can do it, you make it look really easy. I'll let you know how they turn out!

crafty cat corner said...

Thanks for the lesson Kitty, I'll give that a go !

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I like to use glue simply because I don't sew! Maybe someday...

Hugs,
Jacalyn

agypsyangel said...

Thats a great tutorial I am going to try that tonight. Thank you so much for posting and it turned out so very good :)
Happy Weekend.
Hugs,
Kim

Maureen said...

Great rose Pam. I'll try it! Thank you.

trisha too said...

SO pretty--very nice tutorial, thank you for sharing!!

:)

Nicki Lee said...

Thank you for sharing that tut with us... you make it so easy looking I think I'll have to give it a try tonight. Have a nice weekend.

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks, Pam. It's easier than any other one I've seen, and gives me a purpose for the 7 mm ribbons in my collection. Who put those there, anyway?

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