How to Make a Faux Embroidered Quilt

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Hello fellow stampers and card makers.  Today I’m here with the Faux Embroidered Quilt technique which can be found in the August 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  For this version I knew I had to use this Strange Cats stamp on a quilt.  Where else would you find them but snuggled up on a nice comfy quilt?

When I set out to make a card, I pay close attention to the stamp I want to use and go through my binder that holds all of the issues of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  Poor Al has to contend with me having that big honking binder on the coffee table for days at a time, until I find just the right technique.  I probably over analyze, but I want things to be perfect.

Strange Cats comes from the July release. Now onto my tutorial…

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Supplies:  1″ punch or paper trimmer; scissors (not in photo); Adhesive such as ATG tape runner, Xyron or glue stick; designer paper or colored card stock; white card stock; embossing folder (not in photo) and embossing machine (not in photo)

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Punch, or cut, an assortment of 1″ squares.

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If you are using ATG tape runner, or hand held tape runner, you “draw” a series of lines that fills the entire surface.  You can see the lines in this photo.

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Starting on the bottom left, lay your first triangle in place, followed by three more pieces across to the other end of your card stock.  Fill in your triangles as seen in this photo.

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Next, with a pair of scissors, turn over your “quilt” to the backside and trim along the edges of the white card stock.  I do not recommend using a paper trimmer for this step as it may tear the smaller pieces of designer paper.

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Using an embossing folder, run your “quilt” through your embossing machine.

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Whalaa.  You’re beautiful quilt is now ready to decorate.

I hope I’ve inspired you to try your hand at this lovely technique.

DON’T FORGET TO LOOK THROUGH MY TWO PAGES OF TUTORIALS AT THE TOP OF MY BLOG.


Posted on : Aug 02 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

8 People have left comments on this post

Aug 2, 2016 - 08:08:49
Heidi said:

Very cool, it does look like a quilt! Great tutorial.

Aug 2, 2016 - 11:08:57
CM Taylor said:

I love the textured look of this card! It really does look like a quilt. My quilting friends are going to love it! TFS

Aug 3, 2016 - 02:08:58
Aimeslee said:

Gorgeous and well-done! xoxo

Aug 3, 2016 - 07:08:06
Shirley said:

Gorgeous quilt background and fantastic tutorial. This technique reminds me a little of the paper folding I used to do. When I first started making cards back in 2005, I used dutch techniques… paper folding (iris and fancy), paper piercing and embroidery on paper. No stamping. I thought I would do it forever and bought tons of stash.. until the stamping, inking bug bit me…. I put all the other ‘stuff’ away. I still have some patterns and materials, I wonder if I will ever go back to it? I hope you are doing well, Hugs xxx

Aug 3, 2016 - 07:08:05
Sue Mac Donald said:

very pretty. I saw this cat stamp & thought about a quilt!

Aug 6, 2016 - 08:08:05
Marisa Job said:

Great technique and tutorial! Have a great weekend!

Aug 6, 2016 - 09:08:16
Patti J. said:

Love this technique, Beth, and I use it often! Crazy how much like fabric it looks! Beautiful card, dear friend! Someone is going to definitely be happy dancing at their mailbox! Hugs…

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:04:25

I’m a quilter and I LOVE this technique. I can think of so many ways to use it. And…I made friends with a strange cat 15 years ago (against my will and better judgment) and she still lives with me. She loves to curl up on my lap quilts. Love your card and sentiment. xo


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