Pine Needles at Gardner Village
1100 W 7800 S #3
West Jordan UT 84088

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Flannel Board Characters Tutorial

Holly made a new flannel board to sit at your machine when designing quilt blocks.  I took a look and got another idea for making it double duty!

There are so many fantastic fabrics with great juvenile characters that would make fun flannel board characters to play with. I know it's all about electronics but I like to occasionally take a step back to a simpler time when your imagination took you everywhere you could want to go....   maybe even on a trip to africa for safari!

To make flannel board characters you will need:
  • Print fabric (I used a fun Bongo Jungle Alexander Henry canvas)
  • Peltex (a very stiff fusible interfacing)
  • Heat N Bond (or other fusible web)
  • Flannel
Step 1:
From your print fabric cut individual shapes leaving adequate border.

Step 2:
Measure your shape. Use this measurement and cut 1 - peltex, 1 - heat-n-bond, and 1 - flannel.
Step 3:
Iron print fabric to fusible side of Peltex following manufactures instructions.
Step 4:
Iron Heat N Bond fusible web to back of peltex.

Step 5:
Remove paper backing from fusible web. Iron flannel to this unit.
Step 6:
Cut out shape!


Cindy said...

Oh My Golly! I LOVE this! I live out of state. Where can I get this canvas fabric???

Pine Needles said...

Cindy, the fabric is part of the Alexander Henry Home Collection and is called 'Bongo Jungle.' It comes in both a pink and a blue background. For this project, it does not matter which you buy, because you fussy cut the animals. We sell it in our store, and we would be happy to ship it to you if you are interested, just call us at (801)233-0551; our business hours are 10am to 8pm MST, mon thru sat.

Sachiko said...

This is such a great idea Holly! Thank you for visiting my link party!