Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Quilted Paper From Leftovers

I love the the classic look of quilted squares.

So when I have odd pieces of paper left over from projects I cut them into manageable squares in the hopes I will use it in someway.

Especially when the paper is good paper. These leftovers are from a super 3 Birds 12 x 24 paper collection I am presenting later this year.

Sewing paper is remarkably easy. You just have to remember that it isn't easy to manipulate in corners. Unlike fabric, you can't just bunch up paper.

Straight stitches are easy since you can use the foot edge to ensure you are sewing a straight line.

But, you can do all sorts of curvy stitching too!

My final paper quilt is just waiting for embellishment now. These are all squares of paper that would have been in the trash otherwise.

5 comments :

Mitzi Curi said...

I was just sewing some vintage wallpaper Christmas ornaments last night! I love your classic squares paper quilt!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Awesome way to use up those scraps!

Sassy Sparkles said...

I often sew paper to make little pockets, but it never dawned on me to quilt it... LOVE IT! Thank you for the inspiration.

Eileen Bergen said...

That is so cute, Carmi. Thanks for the tips on sewing paper. What a great way to make good use of scraps. This technique could be used in so many ways - scrapbook background paper, mail art, greeting cards ...

Tammy said...

Excellent idea for using up paper scraps. I hate throwing away even the tiniest piece of pretty paper.