How to Make Paper Quilt Cards

By | September 6, 2017

I’d like to share some projects that show how to make paper quilt cards using the Quilted Christmas product suite from Stampin’ Up! I was EXCITED to see this product suite in the 2017 Holiday catalog, and it was the first thing that went on my ordering list!!

To be honest, I have a love for quilts.  My sister-in-law is a fabric quilter and I enjoy all the beautiful quilts she creates.  But, I don’t have a good relationship with my sewing machine, so I know that I will never make a fabric quilt on my own.  The new Quilt Builder Framelits Dies allow me to enjoy the quilting process using paper, not fabric.  The dies are easy to use and the quilt squares go together quickly, easier than fabric squares.

Here are the first cards I made with this bundle of products.

How to Make Paper Quilt Cards

 

These cards were created with these two quilt die pieces.

How to Make Paper Quilt Cards

 

How to make paper quilt cards: 

  1. Decide on the color scheme to use.  I chose two pieces of designer paper from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613).  Because the designer paper pack papers are coordinated, choosing patterns from the same pack ensures a cohesive color scheme.  I also chose two solid colors that coordinate with the pattern paper.
  2. Cut a 3″ square of each paper that will go into the quilt pattern.  Attach a 3″ square of  a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (144106) to the BACK of each of the squares, making sure the second protective backing piece doesn’t peel off.
  3. Use the Big Shot and quilt dies to cut each of the 3″ squares.  I needed to run each piece through the Big Shot twice in order to cut through both the paper and adhesive layers.  TIP:  To remove the designer paper squares after cutting, slide a piece of cardstock underneath while the cut paper is still on the cutting plate.  This keeps the design in the pattern paper “in order”, making it easier to create the quilt pattern.  You won’t have to spend time re-matching the printed pattern paper pieces.  Order doesn’t make a difference on the solid colors.
  4. Because four 3″ squares were cut, you have “frames” to make four different cards.  Now, it’s just a matter of “playing” with the pieces to find patterns and designs you like.  I’ve seen others post a tip about using Glad Press and Seal Wrap  to help keep the pieces in place during this process.  Have not tried this myself.
  5. Once you have the designs you like, peel off the backing from the “grid” piece and place onto the background cardstock.  Peel the protective backing from each of the individual pieces and attach as planned onto the cardstock.  You can then finish off your card as desired.

I hope you’ve found these tips on how to make paper quilt cards helpful.  I’ll be back on Wednesday when I’ll share tips for creating each of these paper quilt cards.  I always appreciate you stopping by.

 

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