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Paper Quilting 104

By: Shelly Newkirk

This is probably the simplest form of paper quilting.   It is also a good way to use up left over pieces of paper.  (There really is a use for all those 1 inch pieces of paper that you have obsessively saved.)

In photo 1, a 4.25 x 5.5  inch (also know as A2 size) piece of card stock that will coordinate with your quilt pieces is used as a base for a border.  A strip of low tack painter's masking tape is used to make sure the paper quilt pieces are perfectly straight when attached.

Photo 2 is a visual explanation of how to put two borders on one piece of paper and the use of the "Perfect Layers" rulers.  I am very very fond of my Perfect Layers rulers.  In fact I have two sets, one to use and home and one to travel with.

Here are four more examples of how I use the quilted borders.

I am sure that you can come up with many more ways to effectively use this technique to create fantastic cards.  Please share with us!!!

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4 Responses »

  1. This is such an amazing series! Everything is pretty basic, but has such a wonderful effect! I am notorious for hoarding little scraps. Now I have an alibi -um... I mean reason, to save them!

  2. Oh, these quilted works of art are wonderful. My mom made real quilts and these are so reminiscent of what she used to do with fabric. I shall have to get quilting too....but only with my papers.

  3. Love those little quilts. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Fabulous cards, Shelly!!! Thanks for the lesson.
    Hugs, Pen