Tuesday, April 19, 2011

One year Old - GDT Reveal

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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Erin R.


  1. It's really beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. WOW this is a fanastic tip - thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

    I also have TILDA candy on my blog, click here to view!

    Leanne xx

  3. Another great layout and your faux quilting is so perfect for a baby page. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  4. Oh my goodness Erin! I didn't realize you lifted the center of the square patches! So cool! And that picture is great!

  5. What a great idea. So cute! Thanks for the super tutorial too.

  6. A great tutorial. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  7. So cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. What a stunning layout! Love the quilt effect
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  9. WOW- I have to tell you that this is amazing. I couldnt sew all those little pcs. for a scrap page. But it makes this so adorable! Thanks so much for playing along on For Fun.

  10. Lovely job on this layout too! Thank you for joining our Scallop challenge at DYSU. Good luck!

  11. Great creation!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday

    Come back next week for another great tutorial!


  12. This is gorgeous! Beautiful card and your Top Tip on faux Quliting is amazing - Thank You, I will be having a go at that!

    Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Open Challenge' :)

    Carol x

  13. Such a cute layout, and a great tutorial!


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