Leaves Galore Tutorial

Fabrics shown above: Hoopla by Moda available in stores January
Leaves Galore Ruler- available in 3 sizes from 24″ to 15″ long.
The rulers will cut petals ranging from 2 1/2″ to 8″ fast and efficiently. 
It is strip cutting petals!
Applique people will love how easy it is to cut a variety of sizes with little or no waste.
Fuse the fabric before cutting petals to have instant petals, ready to use in your next project.
 Layer several pieces of fabric and cut the size leaf you are needing. I cut 6″ leaves using the medium ruler and a fat eight bundle (9″ x 22″) Use a 18mm or 45mm rotary cutter to go around the curves easily. Make sure the cutter has a new sharp blade for best results.
I started with the 18 mm cutter, but after I got comfortable with the edges I used a 45mm
cutter to go through more layers at a time.
 Shift the ruler and line up the markings to cut the other side of the leaf shape.
I easily cut 5 layers at one time.
 Cutting leaves from each of the fabrics went very quickly.
 I LOVE these fabrics. Now I just have to decide on a layout.
There are so many options.

I only had a 9 x 22 white piece from the group,
but I loved it so had to get more white.

Is this not the coolest ruler?
 How about color rings?
 Or 4 leaves laid out as X petals?

Big chunky flowers with ric rac for stems and a button or fabric yo yo for the center? I didn’t have any green ric rac, so use your imagination. It would be too cute!

Send me pics of what you make.
Click here for the full details about these rulers by Sue Pelland.
Here is the Video how to.




  1. Linda says:

    What a wonderful tutorial! I need one of those rulers. I guess you then do a "raw-edge" applique?
    I also love Moda fabrics. Wish I lived just a tad further north so I could stop by the Moda headquarters!

  2. Sandy says:

    My brain is churning a mile a minute now. Is it thick enough for a longarm quilter to use to quilt borders? Another use for the rulers! Must have, must order 🙂

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