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Heart of Mine

 

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Soft Book

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Fabric Folding

3 step by step photo tutorials for folding 2 1/2'' fabric strips.

 

Mini Triangles:


You will need (6) 2 1/2'' strips. I chose a monochromatic palette.

Fold the first strip in half and then half again (2 1/2'' x 10'' ish).

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Starting on the selvage end, make the first fold. This will be the fold that forms the first point.

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Bring the right top point down to begin forming the triangle.

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Now fold it up.

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And continue in the "flag fold" until you have made as many complete folds as you can.

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The little piece that is left over will be tucked into the folds to hide it.

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A finished triangle.

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Make 5 more.

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Stack them all up and tie them together with baker's twine or ribbon.

I used a 24'' piece of twine to tie and about 22'' more to make the bow.

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Or tuck them together to make a tree.

Tuck the triangles into the same little pocket that you folded the end into.

I used 4 triangles and a 5th strip rolled up to make the trunk. Secure with twine or ribbon.

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Mini Tulips

You will need (8) 2 1/2'' strips. I chose a monochromatic palette.

Fold each strip in half lengthwise (2 1/2'' x 20'' ish).

 

Working form the right-hand side, fold the top right corner down.

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Fold the bottom right corner in (it will still be on the bottom).

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Fold the bottom right corner up.

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Continue in the "flag fold" until you have folded the strip a total of 7 (seven) times.

It will looks like this when you are done.

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Flip the strip around and work form the opposite side and follow the same steps as before.

Fold the top left corner down...

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But this time you are ONLY going to fold the strip a total of 5 (five) times.

It will look like this when you are done.

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There will be a gap between the folds.

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Fold 3 more (a total of 4) strips this way.

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Fold 4 strips in the same fashion, but this time fold the first corner UP NOT DOWN.

Do this on both ends. This will give you 4 reverse folds.

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Arrange all 8 strips in a stack, alternating one and one reverse.

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Tuck the extra fabric into the middle of the folds.

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Fold in half.

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Tie securely with baker's twine or ribbon.

I used 22'' of twine with an extra 22'' for the bow.

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Super Star:

You will need (4) 2 1/2'' strips. I chose a monochromatic palette.

Fold each of the strips in half (2 1/2'' x 20'' ish).

 

Weave all 4 strips together as shown.

(Sorry about the raggedy looking strips, but we had to fold this up about 17 ba-jillion times to figure it out!

We can do it in our sleep now, and with this GREAT tutorial you should be able to, as well!)

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Pull to cinch up the center.

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For our reference, the strips are laid out like and labeled like a clock.

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Starting at 12 o'clock, fold the top layer of the strip down alongside 6 o'clock.

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Working clockwise, fold the 3 remaining strips the same way.

When you get to the last strip, it needs to tuck under the first strip as shown.

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Starting with the shorter of the 2 strips at 3 o'clock, fold it up at a 45 degree angle.

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Now fold it behind and around, as shown.

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And then down at a 45 degree angle.

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Finally, tuck the excess in at the fold.

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Repeat with the 3 remaining SHORT strips (working clockwise).

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Follow the same steps as before, to fold the longer strips, but fold them down at a 45 degree angle.

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Now, you can see that the strip is way to long to tuck in, so

instead you are going to slide it under the 6 o'clock strip.

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And then fold it around the point that is already there.

Once.

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Twice.

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Three times.

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Then flip it over and tuck in the remaining tail.

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Repeat to fold the three remaining strips (working clockwise).

Front side.

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And the backside.

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