Share your love of card making, embroidery and sewing with someone you love. Includes Bonus Mug Rug option.In honor of Valentine's Day for the next several weeks, I will be posting crafty projects here, and on Facebook, different ideas and DIY instructions to inspire your own personal sense of creativity. On Facebook be sure to check out the Free Projects and Free Designs which are linked under the Cover Page. If you finish one of the projects upload it to Facebook, as all of us love to see the crafts you are working on.
Whether you stitch this fun quilted block or simply put a favorite photo in the Oval window - the recipient will be totally delighted!
Let's get started on this Valentine Card but first read this through in its entirety. Bonus Mug Rug option at the end with brief instructions, included.
To make it you will need:
- A ready made trifold card
- 1 strip of 7x15 light weight card stock with a card scorer, paper trimmer, oval shape punch for window
- 1 fabric square 2.5" x 2.5"for your five sided shape
- Rectangle piece of plain muslin or white fabric, cut 1" larger than your window in length and width
- Small strips of fabrics
- Tacky glue
- Embroidery thread for shine. It's not a garment therefore strength of thread is not an issue
- Sewing machine or stitch together by hand
Step 2: The Card, look at photo below for guidance
To make your own card:
- Score vertically 5" in from each side.
- Cut out your oval - this one is 3.5" x 5",
- Trim 1/8" off the width of left side. (This step makes the best folding 3 panel card)
- Place CQ fabric right side up on left side, trim it down if needed to fit with in the rectangle. You don't want to see the fabric sticking out of the sides of the card when it is done! Glue in Place.
Variations: cut with different shape punches instead of oval, or make a mini quilt block and stitch it to the top of a two sided card, glue buttons, ribbons and other trims - limitless possibilities.
Gift card variation: If you make it as a finished quilt block, secure it with Velcro to the card, The card becomes a mug rug gift! Mug rug is your CQ fabric, additional back fabric, batting in-between. cut all three layers to the same size to accommodate mug size allowing for a 1/4: seam allowance.
MUG RUG Gift using 2 panel card: If you make it as a finished quilt block, secure it with Velcro to the card, The card becomes a mug rug gift! Mug rug is your CQ fabric, additional back fabric, batting in-between. cut all three layers to the same size to accommodate mug size allowing for a 1/4: seam allowance.
- Back fabric, wrong side up
- CQ fabric, right side up
Enjoy ~ Cookie