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Mini Quilt Cards

Designer: Christina Sherrod

Your mini quilt block can be placed on the front of the card, or under the front of the card so that it shows through a cut out area on the front card. I will show you both methods.

Also see:
Quilt Patterns



Directions


USING A CARD FRONT WITH CUT OUT


1. Assemble Materials (see page 1)


mini quilt card supplies Go to page one for a list of card making supplies.


2. Create 4.5" Mini Quilt Block

mini quilt block square Go to page 2: mini block patterns or cut a 4.5" square piece of fabric to use as your "mini quilt block". If you are using a single piece of fabric, see step 4 before cutting the fabric.

Leave the quilt block unfinished (4.5" square).


3. Print A Card Template

card template Go to page one and print a card template that has a cut out on the front of the card. Choose a holiday, or use a blank.

Each template includes two card fronts. Cut out the two card fronts, trimming the edges off. Using an exacto knife and cardboard, or sharp scissors, cut out the 4" square from each card front.

Hint: I punched a hole in the center of the area to be cut out. Then I used my small, very sharp "snipper" scissors to cut a line to each corner. Then I cut from corner to corner.

It is possible to purchase cards with a cut out, but I saved money by creating my own cut out area.


4. Cut Fabric (if using one piece as quilt block)

cut fabric for quilted cardIf you are using one piece of fabric (rather than a mini quilt block), lay the fabric under the cut-out area to test card lay-out. I decided what area of the print looked best before cutting my 4.5" piece of fabric. When you have selected your fabric area, cut a 4.5" square.


5. Add Batting Layer (optional)

add batting to quilted cardIf using fusible fleece, fuse a 4" piece to the back of your fabric. If using batting, baste a 4.5" inch piece to the back of your fabric.


6. Attach Quilt Block To Card

tape mini block to cardTurn the card front over so that you are working on the wrong side of the card. Lay the quilt block over the opening that you cut in the card so that the RIGHT side of the quilt block is face down over the opening. The quiltblock should be centered on the opening. Use tape to adhere the quilt block to the card. Place the tape so that it is on the very edge of the fabric, because you will be stitching the fabric in the next step. I stitched through the tape without any problem. Your machine act differently.


7. Stitch Around Cut Out

stitch quilted cardTurn the card front right side up. Using your sewing machine, stitch a line around the opening, very close to the edge (approx. 1/8"). I used a slightly longer stitch length than I would for a regular seam.


8. Assemble Card

finished Halloween Quilted CardFold an 8.5" x 11" sheet of cardstock, cross-wise. This creates the card body. Place the quilted card front on the front side of the folded card. Use glue, double sided tape, or a glue stick to adhere the card front to the card. Add buttons, stickers, bling and other decor as desired. 

Glue a piece of paper inside the card and write a personal message - or print a message, using your computer and printer; then trim the paper to any size smaller than 5.5" x 8.5" (which is the size of the inside of the card) and glue your message paper to the inside of the card.

My daughter loves cats, so I added a cute cat sticker.


USING A SOLID CARD FRONT (no cut out)


1. Assemble Materials


Go to page one for a list of card making supplies.

2. Create Mini Quilt Block


Christmas mini quilt block Go to page 2: mini block patterns or cut a 4.5" square piece of fabric to use as your "mini quilt block". If you are using a single piece of fabric, see step 4 before cutting the fabric.

Follow the directions on page two for finishing the mini quilt block.


3. Print A Card Template

Go to page one and print a card template that DOES NOT have a cut out on the front of the card. Choose a holiday, or use a blank.

Each template includes two card fronts. Cut out the two card fronts, trimming the edges off.


4. Fuse Mini Block To Card


Christmas mini quilt block See the hint at the end before doing this step.

Following the manufacturer's instructions, fuse a 4" square of fusible web to the back of the mini quilt. Peel off the paper. Place the mini quilt block onto the front of the card, right side up. Press with iron.

Hint: if the block doesn't stick well, press from the card side as well. Let cool completely before handling. I used Heat N Bond Lite and it held well after pressing from the card side.

If you prefer, you can use glue or double sided tape to adhere the mini quilt block to the card.


5. Assemble Card

finished Halloween Quilted CardFold an 8.5" x 11" sheet of cardstock, cross-wise. This creates the card body. Place the quilted card front on the front side of the folded card. Use glue, double sided tape, or a glue stick to adhere the card front to the card. Add buttons, stickers, bling and other decor as desired. 

Glue a piece of paper inside the card and write a personal message - or print a message, using your computer and printer; then trim the paper to any size smaller than 5.5" x 8.5" (which is the size of the inside of the card) and glue your message paper to the inside of the card.

The following photo shows my Halloween block, with moon sticker.

HINT: If you want the recipient to be able to use the mini quilt (it is a nice size for a coaster), use double sided tape, rather than glue or fusible web, to adhere the mini quilt to the card.


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