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Thread: Fabric Cards Tutorial

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    DJ
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    To make 8 greeting cards . . .
    You will need:
    *8 blank greeting cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" in this case)
    *Sharp rotary blade
    *Old rotary blade to cut cardstock
    *8 different fabrics
    *Four 8-1/2 X 11 sheets of cardstock
    *Glue or glue stick
    *Paint brush if not using glue stick
    *Contrasting thread

    1 ~ Cut fabrics approximately 5 1/2(+) x 8 1/2(+)

    9 ~ On the next stack, take 3 fabrics and move them to the bottom of that stack
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    10 ~ Continue in this manner 4 more times (one stack will remain in the original order and all stacks have a different fabric on top)
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    12 ~ Now you start placing the pieces onto the cardstock in order, butting up the edges
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    15 ~ I like to give it a little press at this point to help set the glue
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    18 ~ Using a zig-zag or other decorative stitch, stitch down the \u0093seams\u0094
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    2 ~ Layer fabrics on top of each other
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    3 ~ With old blade in rotary cutter, cut cardstock in half across width
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    5 ~ With sharp blade in rotary cutter, slice through fabrics in desired pattern (I like to use pattern weights to keep pieces from shifting)
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    8 ~ On the next stack, take 2 fabrics and move them to the bottom of that stack
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    11 ~ Take one of the pieces of cardstock and brush a thin layer of glue all over it . . . you don\u0092t have to go quite to the edges, but I still like to use something on my work surface to protected it from roaming glue (I used Mod Podge)
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    13 ~ Tell the quilt inspector \u0093This is not a quilt!\u0094
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    14 ~ \u0093Who, me?\u0094
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    16 ~ I then like to set it under something heavy to help flatten it while it continues to dry and I work on the next one.
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    17 ~ Now you\u0092re ready to sew. I used a shiny gold thread which looks really pretty.
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    You\u0092re almost done.
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    19 ~ Again, using your old cutting blade, trim to the size of the front of your greeting card (4 1/4\u0094 x 5 1/2")[Note: The one I have pictured isn\u0092t cut to the correct size, I discovered after the picture was taken. If you end up miscalculating and cut a bit smaller, you can just center it on the card.]
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    20 ~ I have some little glitter stars that I\u0092m gluing to the middle intersection. You could use a button, yo-yo, or anything you like or nothing at all. Affix this card with glue or double-backed tape to the front of your blank card. Add a greeting. It\u0092s done! I discovered that I was trimming quite a bit off of one side, so I dug the pieces out of the garbate and think they will make cute gift tags.
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    Here\u0092s the one I did with different fabric and a fussy-cut butterfly.
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    4 ~ Draw a sample pattern on one of your pieces of cardstock. You want the same number of pieces after you cut as you have fabrics (in this case, 8)
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    6 ~ You now have 8 stacks of fabric in the same order
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    7 ~ Take the top fabric of one stack and move it to the bottom of that stack
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    thanks for sharing with us, awesome tutorial!

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    Wow. You did a great job on the tutorial. I am definitely going to try this.

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    These are really cute. Do you think I can make these without a furry quilt inspector??? or can I borrow yours? :wink:

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    Those are nice. Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks for taking the time to post the tut. Well done.

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    Good idea for a wedding coming up! Thank you for the tutorial. :-D

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    Thank you so much!!! Can't wait to make some. But I have to tell you my favorite pic is your fur baby :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    These are really cute. Do you think I can make these without a furry quilt inspector??? or can I borrow yours? :wink:
    I think you'd do fine since it isn't really a quilt. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Good idea for a wedding coming up! Thank you for the tutorial. :-D
    If you're gifting them a quilt, how about making a card with the fabrics in the quilt? (Of course you end up with enough to make 8 cards.) You could just make a scrappy block and cut it to the size of your card, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ
    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    These are really cute. Do you think I can make these without a furry quilt inspector??? or can I borrow yours? :wink:
    I think you'd do fine since it isn't really a quilt. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Good idea for a wedding coming up! Thank you for the tutorial. :-D
    If you're gifting them a quilt, how about making a card with the fabrics in the quilt? (Of course you end up with enough to make 8 cards.) You could just make a scrappy block and cut it to the size of your card, etc.
    My son's wedding is over, but that would be a thought for the first anniversary!

    3 weddings to go this summer, headed for CA for a beach wedding next week!

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