Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Faux Embroidered Quilt Tutorial

Hello, Beth Norman 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...

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)
Cut or punch out an assortment of 1" squares.  This is where the "what was I thinking" designer paper comes in handy.  It makes for a good quilt.  LOL.
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.
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.
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.
Using an embossing folder, run your "quilt" through your embossing machine.
Your quilt is now ready to decorate.

I hope I inspired you to try this fun technique out.


C. M. Taylor said...

Love this techniques for my quilting friends!

Michele said...

this is gorgeous! xo