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Turkey Tracks: Handmade Cards

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Turkey Tracks:  March 23, 2016

Handmade Cards

Coastal Quilters (Maine) members have been making handmade greeting cards.

We’ll use them to thank our speakers, to honor members’ birthdays, and to send a greeting for whatever reason we need.

Handmade cards are also good sellers in the fund-raising auction we hold every other year.

This card (Cosmos!) was made by Gail Galloway Nicholson.  She fused the tiny pieces with Steam-A-Seam, placed them on the card, and ironed them down.

 

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This card was made by Maggie Schwamb.  She learned how to make this kind of card while visiting family.  She glued a facing piece on the inside of the card to hide the stitching.

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When I finish a quilt, I take some pictures of it as I keep a notebook that archives my quilts.  I note down all the quilt math, the blocks used, the pantograph, etc.  And I’ve gone back to that information many  many times while making other quilts.  I also take a few extra pictures and insert them into greeting cards.

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Given the cost of greeting cards, taking some time to make some seems a good thing.  Besides, it’s a lot of fun.

 

Written by louisaenright

March 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm

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