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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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    Thank you for this tute :D:D:D

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    Wow, thanks for the tutorial..I can't wait to see what I can come up with!

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    Thanks so much! This looks fun!

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    Wonderful idea, thanks!

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    Wow, that was a great tute. Thanks

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    Very clear tute. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you!! I can't wait to try it!!

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    Thank you so much for the tute. These are awesome cards & I will try making them. They look like fun

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    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    those would be fun to make for our gifted guilt's,out of the fabrics in said quilt, one to go with gift quilt, and one to go in our file to remember it by.

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    Thank you so much for the tutorial. I want to try this.

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    I don't know that I will make any cards but, the safty handle that you use in the tub, was really a great help to me. I have an extra one that I will try out in a few minutes. Thank you.

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    excellent tute, i love to make cards and use a lot of my quilt stuf to scrapbook. the INSPECTOR is soooo cute.

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    Thanks for the tutorial - awesome

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    Thank you so very much for the tutorial. I have two books but just couldn't figure out how to take the first step. Now I know.

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