Thursday, June 15, 2006

Quilted Notecards

Quilted notecards are easy and they can be made in many different ways; you can be creative with these! It would fun to make a few of these to keep close at hand for writing quick notes of encouragement or give them as gifts in sets of five.

You will need:
White notecards (mine measure 4-3/4" X 3-3/4")
Wonder-Under (interfacing that can be found at Walmart)
Coordinating Fabric Scraps

First cut your fabrics into strips (mine were 1-3/4 inches wide). Cut a piece of Wonder-Under (5 1/2" X 4")and iron your fabrics to it. (Read the Wonder-Under instructions carefully because there is a right-side and a wrong-side to it!)

Then VERY CAREFULLY tear off your Wonder-Under backing. (Be careful where your fabrics intersect--this can tear apart fairly easily). Then add a zig-zag stitch over the fabric overlap. Adding rick-rack instead of a zig-zag stitch would be cute too.

Cut the fabric piece close to the size of the notecard. Then iron the fabric to the notecard and trim the edges flush with the card. (Wonder-Under can leave a sticky spot on your ironing board so ironing on an old kitchen towel might be a good idea.)

My inspiration for these cards came from Linda!