Tutorial Tuesday – Pieced Quilt

I’m happy to say I have a tutorial this week for you. Renovations are almost done so I have a little more time to spend in my studio. There’s still lots of wall trim to paint, and about 100 boxes that need to be unloaded into the kitchen and livingroom, but that can wait for now. Appliances get delivered today, so there is an end in sight. Still another two weeks before I get my countertop though.  Let’s get started, shall we….

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This 6″ x 6″ box is decorated to resemble a pieced quilt.  By using coordinating designer paper, the results are stunning.

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Choose coordinating papers.  Here I used Basic Grey’s Sultry pad.

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Measure the top and sides of the box.

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Cut cardstock 1/4 inch smaller than you want the finished piece to be to allow for the matt.

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Cut designer paper into a variety of widths.  For my 6″ x 6″ box, I cut 1/4″ to 1″ widths.

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(Opps, my pics got smaller.  Guess I sized them different.  Must need another cup of coffee I guess) Placing the paper in an interesting pattern is easy, but it may also be intimidating so I will help you with your first piece.  Place  two pieces of paper into a T shape.

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Fill in one of the empty areas by placing strips of paper both horizontally and vertically.  Don’t worry about the edges hanging over the cardstock because that will be cut later on.

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(guess the coffee kicked in…pic is big again)

Above the top of the T, run strips of paper in the same direction until the open space is filled.

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Keep adding strips until all the space is filled.  The card on the left is what your piece will look like, once the overhanging edges have been trimmed.  Turn cardstock over and with an exacto knife, trim the overhanging edges.

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Here the finished pieces are matted.

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Doesn’t this box remind you of a pieced quilt?

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Top of the box.

I would love to see how your pieced quilt looks like.  Please link me up to your card or box, once you have one finished.

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Posted on : Feb 17 2009
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12 People have left comments on this post

Feb 17, 2009 - 07:02:03
pesc said:

Very cool!!! I wonder if I use this technic on a scrapbook page!

Feb 17, 2009 - 08:02:24
Nadine Motes said:

Little Snow –is so cute and loveable I am sure Does she like the snow since she is so little?? Taffy has all that hair and she would stay out all the time if I let her–have a GREAT Tuesday!! Love the quilt box…

Feb 17, 2009 - 09:02:34
Beth Ullman said:

Oh my Beth this is a gorgeous box and you did an amazing job with the quilting love it.

Feb 17, 2009 - 09:02:52
Kim H said:

Holey Buckets this is awesome! It looks so beautiful! WOW- I love it!

Feb 18, 2009 - 03:02:51
Ila said:

This box is So Gorgeous!! I love the quilted look…and pretty papers you used….just perfect!!..Hugs, Ila

Feb 18, 2009 - 04:02:45
Viv said:

Fantastic box Beth! It’s SO realistic and very pretty. Fantastic tutorial too!
Viv xx

Feb 18, 2009 - 06:02:14
Cheryl said:

Wonderful job of Quilting! I really must get a box to do this with. Great tutorial.

Feb 18, 2009 - 11:02:30

Congratulations!! I just heard about the new store. That is awesome. If you ever want to talk, just let me know 🙂 .

Feb 18, 2009 - 12:02:50
Jeanette said:

I love quilts and to create one from paper. Wow!

Jeanette

Feb 18, 2009 - 04:02:00
barbd said:

Beth that is a beautiful box. I love the colors.. You must have to create with chaos around you. I am sure you will be soo happy when your life is more settled and in a routine.

Feb 19, 2009 - 12:02:57
Risa West said:

Your quilted box is pure awesomeness Beth! I truly love it!


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