Quilt Card Tutorial

Hi guys, today I am showcasing my quilt card using the Damask Motifs. There is another colour way that I did this card in and I will post it at the end of the tutorial for you.

Start with this die template which is from the new Damask Motifs from Spellbinders.
Cut 16 of these pieces, 8 from a neutral colour (I'm using white) and 4 from a light tone and 4 from a dark tone colour. You can cut these quicker if you do two at a time. There is no need to emboss these so it will save a bit of time there too.

Next step is to cut squares the same size. If you use a square die, your finished piece will fit together better than if you cut the squares on a guillotine. If there are any bits of the points that extend past the edge of the square, nip them off with your scissors. Glue each Damask piece to the matching square. You can change the look of your quilt by making the backing square a different colour too.


Next, you need to cut all the coloured squares in half and four of the white squares. You will need to leave four white squares uncut.
Next you will need to cut a piece of square card that is slightly larger than your four squares across. I use tape for this step to get the positioning right. The four squares will be the four corner pieces. If you want to be exact with this you canuse a ruler and mark it, but I find it is easy to place the squares in each corner then use the cut white pieces to get the spacing. They need to be layed out in this pattern. The edges should touch each other as it forms the perimeter of the pattern. You should be able to adjust the corners if need be if you haven't used glue on them. Once you get the pattern straight you can go back and glue the pieces down
Next go in and place the coloured halves in from the outside edge. You will alternate colours as you go around. You can see that the colours will continue to make the original sqaue shapes with the white pieces.


Continue to add your colours, this time placing the colours in the opposite directions to make the pinwheel shape for the centre. These have only been layed in place for the picture. Your lines should meet up seamlessly.
Adding the last remaining pieces will complete the pattern for your quilt card. I added a sentimenrt on mine that was cut from the Persian die templates.
Here you can see the same card done in a second colour way. This card shows the sentiment cut from the Persian die templates
The card to the left is exactly the same card except without the Damask Motif piece attached to the squares. This card, once assembled using the above instructions, was run through the new Spellbinder Embossibility folder called Patchwork to give the card texture. It is a nice alternative to the first card but yields similar results.     All for now,    Sue x

16 comments:

Pam said...

Thank you for this tutorial Sue. I like this technique but would have struggled to work it out and yet you have made it look so easy.

Anonymous said...

What a great tutorial I loved this card when you showed it on C&C but didn't have the courage to do it but will now attempt it after watching your tutorial, keep up the good work.

Regards Patricia Johnson

melanie said...

I have done this card once loved they way it looked may have to do it again .melanie

magpie said...

Gosh, this looks so difficult, but with the picture tutorial to look at over & over again, you make it so easy & it's there at your finger tips. Stunning effect Sue, will give this one a go as I will the others xx Love Karen xx

Mrs B said...

Thank you for such a clear tutorial Sue.

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Thank you so much for putting this tutorial up Sue - my youngest daughter loved this card when she saw it on air and tried to replicate it with another square die but it was much too big to work. So I have treated myself to the dies just so Naomi could make this card - well thats my story and I am sticking to it.

Joanna said...

Wow..love this technique but it sends my eyes funny, it goes from looking embossed to looking debossed lol will have to give it a go... Is it just me or does anyone else think this ??

Elizabeth said...

elizabeth
My sister made this for my birthday,and wondered how she made it.As i got her into card making i was not going to ask how she did it,now i can do one(hopefully)and show her in a different colour.Many thanks,will watch with interest for future projects.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for reminding me about your patchwork cards via your tutorial. Am in the middle of creating February bday cards so this will now be one sent out to one of my birthday crafters.
Janet x

Carole said...

OMG that is stunning. I'm off to have a try as I have this die. WOW. Where do you get all your ideas. you are such a talented and creative lady.x

Diane Mortimer said...

This is a simply beautiful idea, it combines two hobbies in one and can be used so many ways, be it colours, shapes or orientation of the pieces, I'll be having a go at this one, it really is a superb idea Sue, thank-you xx
Diane from Glasgow

PattiD said...

I think this would be an awesome card for my friends who do quilting.. Just Beautiful as ALL your cards Sue!

scrappykate said...

This is brilliant! I love quilted cards & this one takes it to a new level. Thanks so much for sharing.

scrappykate said...

This is brilliant! I love quilted cards & this one takes it to a new level. Thanks so much for sharing.

Laura O said...

beautiful card ,and nice colour combos.Laura O

Nancy said...

I love this card! Especially great to send a quilter friend.