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Tuesday Tip - Making Leaves!

Posted by Debbie Torgerson on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

This week I am having so much fun with a new tool!

Leaves Galore Ruler

It's called the Leaves Galore Ruler by Sue Pelland Designs. It has curved sides and comes in three sizes for cutting shapes for fusible applique. You can cut leaves, feathers and petal shapes in various sizes with a rotary cutter. We also have three of Sue Pelland Designs' patterns available to show you how to use the shapes to create lovely quilts and placemats.

Hope's Diamond Quilt pattern

You just prepare the fabric by ironing your favorite fusible web to the wrong side of the fabric and cut out the desired shapes by following the directions that come with the ruler. Fuse into place and sew to complete your project. You can also use the ruler for cutting shapes for regular Hand Applique and to form curved edges on all kinds of quilts.

Some tips I learned while using the Leaves Galore Ruler:

a. Use a 28mm Rotary Cutter to get around the curves.

b. Apply Fabric Grips to the back of the ruler to prevent slipping.

c. After applying your fusible web, remove the paper backing from the fabric before cutting the shapes.

Come and see the samples we have created using this tool and patterns in our booth at the APWQ Quilt Show in Tacoma and check out my demo during the Saturday Sampler from 10:30 to 12:30.

Hope to see you there!

~ Crafty Chris

Category: Quilting


  • So glad you have discovered my templates and the Hope's Diamond pattern! They are so much fun to use and can be used in many ways, such as curved edges on your quilts, and quilting designs too! If you go to Quilt Festival or Quilt Market in Houston, look me up and I can show you my new book, Leaves Galore, The Owner's Manual! Loads of great tips. Enjoy! Sue
    by Susan Pelland on 31 August 2012 at 2:23 p.m.