Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday - Scrappy Fabric Cards

Don't throw those fabric scraps away!  
You can use them to make fabric greeting cards. 
I tried all sorts of pattern arrangements from scattered to organized.  
Some I just stitched the shape onto the card.  

Some I stitched the fabric on and then continued stitching right onto the next piece to connect them all together. 

Some I overlapped the fabric pieces and then stitched.

We also tried some simple cards with Lite Heat 'n Bond on the back of the fabric and I pressed it onto the card stock with a hot iron. No need to stitch them.

This one we used Heat'nBond and also stitched it onto the card.
Stitched the raffia bow on with a zig zag stitch.
 Added our signatures to the back of the cards....Me and Mom

To recap:  just a few photos of the steps...

Just have fun!  
Cut the pieces, place them one at a time on the card and stitch!  
Use a small straight stitch, zig zag, or an embroidery stitch!  There's a little stretch stitch that I used on some of them.  
 I love the way it looks!
But I also like the plain old straight stitch.  I set it on 1.9, so it is nice and tight.

If you take some Minutes for Me to play and make some of the fabric scrap cards, please link the post up to the Minutes for Me Linky Party!

Save your fabric scraps and stitch them!
Take time to play!
Linked with:
The Shady Porch: Rock'N Share - Jan. 4, 2012
Sew Many Ways: Sew Darn Crafty Party - Jan. 1, 2012
Homemaker in Heels: Craft Soiree - Dec. 31, 2011 
Sew Chatty: Made with Love Link Up - Jan 1, 2012
Sew Happy Geek: Manic Monday: Linky Party - Jan. 2, 2012
Happy Quilting: TNT Thursday - Jan. 5, 2012
Faith, Grace, and Crafts: Pearls and Lace Thursday - Jan. 4, 2012
Somewhat Simple: Strut Your Stuff Party - Jan. 4, 2012
The Thrifty Groove: Thrifty Things Friday - Jan. 5, 2012
At The Picket Fence: Inspiration Friday - Jan. 5, 2012
2805: Potpourri Friday - Jan. 5, 2012
Quilting in my Pyjamas: Favourite Things Friday - Jan. 5, 2012
My Repurposed Life: Catch as Catch Can - Jan. 5, 2012
Stuff and Nonsense: Fridays Unfolded - Jan. 5, 2012
Chef in Training: Tuesday's Talent Show
Confessions of a Fabric Addict: Can I get a Whoop Whoop? - Jan. 6, 2012
Amylouwho: Sew & Tell - Jan. 6, 2012
Crazy Mom Quilts: Finish Up Friday - Jan. 6, 2012
Pieceful Life: Little Quilts Monday - Jan. 9, 2012
Love Affair with My Brother: This Week - Jan. 9, 2012


rubyslipperz1052 said...

OMGOSH!! These are WAY cool! I've seen some fabric on cards before...but, not so cool as these.

thanks for all the wonderful pictures!


Vroomans' Quilts said...

These are just so wonderful Marcia! What inspiration for a fun project.

Belinda said...

A great idea Marcia. And so personal. No one will have one like it for sure!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great recycling there and sooo pretty!

Shay said...

I love this idea. It's brilliant ...it's gone on my list of things to do this month !

Thanks for sharing and for linking it up to Favourite Things Friday.

Cindy said...

This is SOO cool!! I am definitely going to be doing this. thank you so much for sharing such an awesome idea!!

Melissa Corry said...

Super cute!! I have always thought about doing this but have never gotten around to it. You have inspired me :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a wonderful way to use up those "scraps" that you hate to throw away. These are really neat.


Doni said...

Marcia, those are awesome! So pretty, anyone would be excited to have a handmade creation like that! I'm soooo glad you joined me for Pearls and Lace Thursday! That idea gives me all kinds of excitement....I just MUST keep my pieces of fabric leftovers to try this!
Blessings, Doni

Angie in SoCal said...

Those are so neat! They look like modern art quilts instead of cards.

Katie said...

The cards look so fun!

Staci said...

Very clever! I love them!

Unknown said...

What a clever and resourceful idea...not to mention pretty too! I love the overlapping triangles and the fact I can use heat bond too!! I am inspired! Thanks so much for sharing! I look forward to seeing what you're going to be doing in 2012!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is such a clever idea, Marcia!
Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

Mindy said...

What an amazing idea! Excuse me while I go dig through my scrap bag!

Shauna said...

How clever is that! Your cards look awesome!

Sarah Craig said...

Very cool! I love the different looks you came up with! Whoop whoop!!

elizabeth said...

Marcia, those are the cutest cards! One of these days I am going to give it a try....thank you for always having such fun projects and linking up to LQM : )

kinter said...

I do this, too! But yours are a bit prettier, so I am jealous!

Miss Hillbilly said...

Very cool! Plus look at all those comments!! It's a hit!

Diann said...

These cards are just so fun! And I love all the bright colors! Thank you for joining TTF last week! I hope you have a great day!

Dortesjs said...

waue your so much an inspiration great and very lovely craft cards