Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Take a Break: Make a Paper Quilt

Have lots of scraps of paper lying around? Turn them into a special art project by making a paper quilt. No sewing involved, just cut out shapes and glue.

To get started watch the video Make a Paper Quilt. Using any type of paper you have on hand-magazines, left over wrapping papers, envelopes, and even newspapers-start cutting out shapes. When it comes to assembling, use a heavier paper, such as cardboard or card stock, for backing. Lay out your design and then glue. Check the links below for patterns that you might enjoy or just play around until you have a design you like.

If you have geometric punches, they’re ideal for a project like this as you’ll be guaranteed that every shape is identical.  For lattice work, consider using the patterned tapes, such as Washi, or Scotch. Even masking tape now comes in various colors, patterns and sizes.

 For a longer, but very instructive video, watch Quilt Card Tutorial-Old Mill Wheel.

Not interested in today’s activity? Check out the Take a Break Pinterest for lots of Take a Break ideas. 

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