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“Sew Cute” Handmade Greeting Card

cards 077“Sew Cute” Handmade Greeting Card


Here’s my latest handmade greeting card – and once again the theme is about something I HATE – sewing!!!!  But I do love “pretend” sewing so here it is for you to view!!!!

To make the quilt block I used a Fiskar’s Quilt Star punch and stacking square punches.  First I punched the shapes and then attached a piece of fabric to each shape.  Allow the glue to dry then cut the excess fabric off.

It was “Sew Easy!”




Framed Mini “Crazy Quilt”

Framed Mini “Crazy Quilt”

I love quilts, who doesn’t? But I’m not willing to part with the big buck for them and sewing on a button tests the limits of my sewing abilities! Basically if it can’t be glued, then it just doesn’t happen for me! And, hey, I’m must admit I’m some kind of fierce with glue! Would you be surprised that you can “quilt” with glue? Well, you can make something that can PASS for a quilt. Ok, it can pass for a quilt if you are approaching the big 5 – 0 and have been severely myopic since the 5th grade and really, really need bi-focals but have been putting them off for a long time now because you are already nauseated. But hey, I’ve never looked better in the mirror!!!!

Did I mention I also have a lot of “fake” quilts around? Those bedspreads that LOOK like quilts but aren’t! And of course my “faux-quilt” crafts.

So, here is my latest “faux-quilt” project. I’m presenting the project to you “warts” and all. I hope you will learn from my mistakes, I know I did!


• Mini frame

• Quilt-like material

• Embroidery thread

• Light colored cardstock

• Tiny buttons

Also Needed

• Needle

• Fabric glue

• Tongue depressor and/or toothpicks

Cost: This is another one of my favorite crafts: FREE or under $1.  I had all the items on-hands leftover from other projects except for the frames and I bought them just to have around should inspiration strike!

  • Mini Frame:  I got a box of 12 of these frames at a garage sale for 75 cents.  Another place to look for small frames is a thrift store.
  • Material & thread:  These were both from what I had on-hand.
  • Other materials:  Again on-hand.

Photo Tutorial

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the tutorial.

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Thanks again.

buggalcrafts a.k.a. melba

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