The wonderful Jelly Pointer template!

I have been having a lot of fun with this template and I’m really glad I bought it.  It makes the most wonderful shapes so quickly and easily.

To use it cut 5 inch strips of fabric or sew two jelly roll strips together with a very small seam. Then fold the fabric in half or along the seam line.

heart cutting

When the fabric is folded place the template along the fold line as shown in the picture above. Cut around the shape and then open up. In the picture above a heart has been produced.  In the picture below pentagons have been cut. The pentagon can be cut as a large shape or the inner pentagon can be cut out and used as a small pentagon or the large pentagon can be used with a hole in the centre. This could be most useful for picturing images!

cutting pentagon

As well as pentagons and hearts different sizes of ovals can be cut. These can be used singly or a flower could be made out of them. There are so many different uses for all these shapes.

oval shapes

The star is the least easy shape to use. I found that instead of using my rotary cutter I marked around the shape with chalk and then used scissors to cut it out. It made a lovely star but was not as quick as the other shapes to do.  The picture below shows all the shapes that can be cut with this template.

all the shapes

The folder that the template comes in gives full instructions for use as well as lots of ideas for usage! With Christmas now in view I think these shapes will be most useful for table mats and runners.  The heart is my favourite shape and I shall try cutting it out in glittery fabrics to add to stockings and even to sew two together to hang on the tree. With beads sewn to the edges it would make a most eye catching tree decoration!

Have fun!

Written by Val

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