Make some handmade greeting cards that will be treasured for a lifetime!
It is not only going to be a great way to show all of your Christmas card recipients that you have quilted skills, but you will also be able to make these gorgeous quilted greeting cards as wonderful gifts as well. Also, you should know that they are a lot more easy to put together than you may ever have imagined, making them a great project for beginner quilters.
Somerset Star is actually a traditional UK design that is created by folding small pieces of fabric into triangles in order to create the star shape.
In order to create each greeting card, the following materials and tools will need to be used. Despite the fact that below we have suggested colors to use, you could probably dream up zillions of combinations in a variety of colors. The colors listed below are simply a starting point.
- One 7 x 7 inch square piece of white or cream colored fabric for the backing (or actually, any color you prefer would also work great).
- One 6-inch embroidery hoop.
- 12 pieces of white fabric each measuring 1.5 inches x 2.5 inches.
- 16 pieces of blue fabric each measuring 1.5 inches x 2.5 inches.
- A circle aperture card that has a cut out circle that has a diameter of 96 mm. A circle aperture card is simple a blank greeting card that has a circle cut out of the front panel — for this project, a 96 mm circle.
Image and Pattern Source: stitchnsing.blogspot.com