Monday, May 19, 2014

Rag Quilt Technique and Free Sketch

First order of business . . . .please join me in congratulating the winner of our (Inter)National Scrapbooking May 2014 Challenge 1 -- Ink Stained Roni! We will be in touch about getting you your prize.

My daughter's rag quilt.
I love my daughter's rag quilt that her grandmother made when she was little, and it got me thinking . . . could I recreate this effect in paper? I grabbed my handy Tonic paper distress tool and paper from the Dungarees kit and got to work on this card.

I also made a set of free instructions to go along with the May 2014 card sketch provided by my friend Anne Marie at the Coffeehouse forum and used it as the basis for my rag quilt card.

Follow the steps below to create the card.

1. Download the free cutting instructions and assemble your cards.

2. Trim twelve 1 x 15/16" pieces from a sheet of the Dark Blue Print from the Club Scrap Dungarees kit. Don't freak when you see the 15/16" measurement; it's just a little shy of 1". (The squares are not from the cutting instructions listed above.)

3. Fray the edges of each square with a Tonic paper distressing tool.

4. Rub Silver Gelatos along the edges of each square.

5. Adhere squares vertically onto to the Light Blue panel for a perfect fit, and attach the matted Dungarees Greeting quote during final card assembly.

Hope you will give this technique a try. Enjoy your freebie!

P.S. Stop by my Cape Cod Scrapper blog for a peek at three more cards created with the sketch.



  1. What a fitting technique for this kit, thanks for the sketch

  2. Julie, I love this so much! And the way you interpreted the sketch could work for the NBUS challenge too - instead of using patterned paper for the quilt squares - you could use your littlest stamps to fill them in.... great technique, tfs!

  3. Awesome! I just love how this turned out.

  4. Congrats Roni! Really cute Julie.

  5. Julie, I love this so much. I'm going to give it a try.

  6. WOW! How exciting, I've never won anything!! How cool is that ~ thank you thank you!

    I love the rag quilt works perfectly with these papers! Looks like a jean quilt I saw at a quilt show this past holiday season!


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  8. Julie, unfortunately, I can't download the instructions without signing up for something.

    1. I figured it out!

    2. Okay great! If others are also having this same issue, you can simply click on full view to the right of the download button. Then right click with your mouse on the image and download it to your computer that way.

  9. I love cards that look like quilts. Very cute Roni!

  10. Fantastic and fun technique for the denim paper, Julie! Cute quilt, too!!

  11. that is a cute card and love the rag quilt. I know how hard they can be to make. Well for me it was since I made 14 of them for Christmas gifts. to fit a crib mattress

  12. Cute card; I like the NEBUS idea too!
    My security program said it detected malware on the site or to report a false positive. I'm a little jumpy since my last computer seized/was infected/died. So, I just hand copied the directions.


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