I promised I'd show you how I made the fabric rose on my super girly apron that I posted earlier today. So here it is. I start with a 2-3 ft long strip of fabric that is 3-4 inches wide. I used the selvege edge of the fabric because I wanted the flower to look really wild. Fold your strip of fabric almost in half(this'll help to make a full bloom) and pinch one end of it. Tie a knot in your thread and place a stitch to hold the bottom of the flower together.
Start turning the bloom, pinching the fabric occasionally, and running your needle through the base every half turn or so.
After several turns, you'll have a rose in full bloom. I like to use a pretty long thread to stitch my flowers, because I use the tail end to attach it to whatever project it's going on.