Fabric scrap cards

Here are the cards I made after seeing the ones on Crazy Mom Quilts.  The scraps are from a Mother’s Day quilt I made for my mom and a baby quilt for a friend.  The pink floral is from a shirt my grandmother used to wear (she died in spring 2007, and I used pieces of her clothing in the quilts I made for my mom and aunt).  The oranges are from a couple apron swaps last fall.

Fabric scrap cards

Update: To make them, I sew strips of fabric to a piece of paper then attached the paper to the front of a card with double-sided tape along the edges.   I sewed right-sides-together then pressed open each addition, chain piecing four or five cards at a time so I didn’t have to constantly start and stop the machine.  My scraps were various lengths, which I cut even to the paper after they were all added.  I’ve seen others who sewed directly to the card and left the raw fabric edges visible, and versions with decorative stitching across the front.

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July 26, 2009. Tags: , , , . Pictures, Projects, Words.

4 Comments

  1. Mom replied:

    I got a comment just a few days ago on how neat those are, when she saw the one you sent like the top middle one (or maybe it IS the top middle one). Love ’em.

  2. amy lee replied:

    great idea! i have tons of scraps with no ‘purpose’ – just leftovers – maybe i’ll send you a card!

  3. 20 Fabric Cards « Rabbit Style News replied:

    […] Halloweeny, and it’d be so easy to make them for any holiday or theme.  I made some earlier this summer in mostly greens and blues, and I expect to keep making more of many varieties, especially when […]

  4. More scrap cards « Rabbit Style News replied:

    […] that were already pieced together.  I don’t find these as soothing or appealing as the monochromatic stripey ones, which my mom has been collecting as I send them to her and recently put into a frame together.  […]

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