I am the guest designer for Cleat it Out a papercraft Challenge site, and the next challenge offered by the site is faux quilting. I had never seen or heard of faux quilting on papercrafts before........so I had to look it up, and it sounded so cute!!
This pic is of my friends son when he turned one. I loved his little outfit, the soft yellow and the little animals on it, so I matched the idea with the paper.
I loved this technique so much that I even made a tutorial for it!!
1. Supplies: paper, foam pop dots, sewing machine (or by hand), paper, scissors, and ruler.
2. Cut you paper into squares ( I did 1.5 inches on all my squares). I also think that patterned paper works best for this). Distress all the edges of the paper with your scissors to give it the rough fabric feel.
3. Place foam pop dots on the back of each of the squares. This helps give it the look of being puffed up like batting int he quilt.
4. Place you squares even spaced on your background paper. Having a grid paper like my blue one helps, because you can use the grid as your guide to place your faux quilt squares. Using your sewing machine (or by hand if you wish) stitch your squares. Start at the top of one column and stitch all the way to the bottom, repeat this stitching until both sides off all the squares are stitched. Then repeat for all the rows.
5. When all 4 sides of all the squares have been stitched use your fingernail or edge of scissors to fluff up the edges of the squares to give it the ruffled quilt look. Ink if you like.
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