Make a small cut at the edge of your fat quarter along the 21? side, and tear the strip off. You will want both sides of your fabric strip to be the same, so measure 1.5? makes another small cut, and tear off your measured fabric strip.
Now cut two small circles of coordinating fabric about 1? in diameter. Cut approximately 24? of coordinating thread and thread your needle with it.
On the 1.5 inch edge of the fabric, pass the needle through at the edge and at the center point of the fabric. Then, use a basting stitch through the center of the fabric strip as pictured above. Once you have reached the end of your fabric strip, leave the thread loose rather than tying it off. Fold the strip in half lengthwise along the stitches, allowing the printed side of your fabric to show on each side.
Then, slowly and gently pull the thread from the loose end of your fabric strip. Pull the thread until you have a 10-12? strip of ruffled fabric. Now, beginning at either edge of your newly-made ruffle, coil the fabric into a spiral. This will become the bottom of your fabric flower. Then, apply hot glue to the flat side of the flower and glue one of the fabric circles on.
Finally, add the clip! Run a line of glue down the center of the remaining fabric circle, and glue it to the inside top of the alligator clip. Then, apply a final layer of glue onto the backside of the flower, and glue this circle on, securing the top of the alligator clip between two circles of fabric.