I love the look of the Forever Fabric Flowers I made a few months ago. They're also fun to make, using all those squares. However, I wanted that look on a recent project, but without the raw edges that are left in the middle. I came up with this pattern, and so far it's worked out great. Same look, finished edges.
You can print this pattern, cut it out, line it up so you have 5 points and tape it together. It ends up being 25 1/2" long and 4 1/2" wide, once you cut it on the fold as indicated on the pattern.
Fold fabric so right sides are together and stitch 1/4" from zigzaggy edge, leaving ends open.
Trim and clip corners. Turn right side out and press.
Turn one end 1/4" to the inside of the tube and press. Slide the other end inside that and stitch. You should end up with something that looks a lot like a crown. If you're having a rough day, throw it on and wear it around for a while. I'll wait.
Hand stitch a long running stitch close to the straight edge using doubled thread. Pull tight to gather. Knot the end.
Stitch a button through the center onto whatever you're flowerizing.
Come back on Monday, October 25th and I'll show you what I attached mine to!