Wednesday, 23 July 2014

cards from pretty scraps

 There are some fabrics too pretty to throw away even the smallest scraps...


I am doing some EPP with these Cotton and Steel basics (available here and here) and couldn't bin those little triangles so I made some cards. I created rectangles by positioning the triangles together, then used a dot of glue to stick the fabric down and stitched a simple rectangle just inside the shape. I didn't worry when the triangles were slightly different sizes, I think having the little points stick out looks quite cool.


I keep a needle in a separate case for sewing through paper/card on my machine and it's so easy to do! I will definitely make more. Quick, colourful and fun to make!


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20 comments:

  1. What type of needle do you use to sew through paper / card? I have a book out of the library right now that has some pretty patterns for doing that, but I can't find where it says what type / size of needle.

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    1. I think mine is a denim needle but I'm pretty sure you could use any universal needle or whatever you happen to have!

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  2. Very cute and useful too!

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  3. I chose fabric by color first then the design. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. I think I may do this and whip up a ton of thank you cards this way. I have WAY too many pretty bits to throw away.

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  5. I love cards made from scraps, Lucy! Yours are so pretty.

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  6. nice cards :) I love how the scalloped edges complement the straight lines of the fabric triangles

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  7. These are brilliant - perfect for quilty friends!

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  8. Love those cards! Thank you for the inspiration! I am always looking for ideas for gifts for my co-workers.

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  9. Ooooh! I love these little cards. I have lots of tiny bits too small for stitching - this would be the perfect way to use them.

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  10. fab idea! i would have to do something similar with such cute 'scraps'!

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  11. They are lovely.... Never throw anything away....it might come in useful...one day!

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  12. Looks great! what a fab idea :)

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  13. These are great! Love it! I tried to glue some fabrics to card but I didn't like it, this is much better.

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  14. Those scraps are just so pretty, perfect way to rescue them!

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  15. My mom lives in another state and dementia is grabbing hold of her. She loves getting mail, was thinking I could sew things onto blank notecards to send her. Your post has encouraged me to do that.

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