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Robins quilt block and sewing on paper

My sister Robin is a master quilter, what she can do with needle and thread and with the speed she does it, is simply amazing!

Robin posted a picture of one of her quilt blocks on Facebook and of course, it went into my feed, and I thought wow,

I’d love to make her a card with the photo of the block!  So I grabbed a copy and “digitized” it.

Isn’t this pretty?
working the scale on my Publisher program :
For my printing paper, I used 80# White Diamond .  I choose this paper because it has a pearly luster similar to
polished cotton and I know it will grab the ink and hold it with a perfect crispness – no ink bleeding!
Right now space in my craft room is at an all time premium and I have only one sewing machine available, thankfully is such a
wonderful sewer and looks great too!  My vintage Singe 301A long bed, it is in almost mint condition and it sews perfectly, a great quilting machine too!

I did a few test stitches  to check length and how it would work with the paper

If you haven’t tried sewing  on your cards and other paper crafting – Try it!!

Using 24tex thread and a #11 needle, I sewed on the “seam” lines

you can see every detail of the fabric/photo.  This is printed on a cheapo $59.00 printer.

Using really good paper makes a huge difference!

you can see just a bit of the pearl in this lower right corner

This was really very fun!

My finished card I mounted on Midnight Blue Classic   and used the same for a base.

Here it is!

I can’t wait to get this card in the mail, my sister will be so surprised!

Thanks for stopping by and check out Our Store; Paper Temptress,  for really stunning papers that are affordable!

Ginny M

and if you would like to try this card, I’m sure Robin won’t mind sharing the digital form!

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