Monday, 3 November 2014

Perfectly Rustics Sewing

Its time for a brand new challenge over at Perfectly Rustics and this fortnight we are talking about sewing, any kind of sewing as long as it is on your card, layout, or ATG. I would love to take all the credit for my card today but alias I had some help. There is a fantastic company here is Australia called Paper Quilt Creations. Michaela Laurie has created a huge amount of quilting patterns of all different shapes specifically for paper craft. They include templates, how many and what size squares to punch out and detailed instructions on how to put them together. It makes quilting super easy and enjoyable with fantastic results.

Perfectly Rustics, Paper Quilt Creations

Perfectly Rustics, Paper Quilt Creations

Card Tip:

Just remember that if you are using your sewing machine for any kind of paper craft you might need to change your tension on your machine, and always do a test run before sewing on your finished product. Of course this also means you will need to change it back when you want to go back to sewing normally. 

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
cream A5 card base.
Pink glitter paper from stash, patterned paper scraps from stash.
Other: Paper Quilt Creations Masked Ball,Tonic ticket and tag corner punch. Sewing Machine, Metallic Thread, plastic flowers.

Challenge List:


  1. So cute! I always love your tips.

  2. Great card, you have done some pretty awesome stitching on that handbag. Thanks for the sewing tips as well.

  3. Oh cute is that bag! I love it, I have a soft corner for sewing...Love it..Thanks for joining us at ATSM!

  4. So cute
    Thanks to join SACC this week
    fanny sisteract DT

  5. Thanks Cathie for creating the Masked Ball handbag, it looks just lovely with the flowers. And the paper you used is so pretty. I will pop it on my FB page and on my blog too. Hope you are inspired to try he other designs in the pattern now. Happy Paper Quilting from Michaela xox

    1. I've just put your details on the Paper Quilt Creations FB page Cathie. Thanks for the great write up - I really appreciate it.
      For more info please go to

  6. Such a pretty project. Beautiful soft colours. xx

  7. Sorry we had to remove your project from the challenge over at 2 Creative Chicks. You entered a card and the challenge states no cards. So sorry.
    Admin at 2 Creative Chicks.

  8. Adorable, fab colours and great seeing. Thanks for joiningus at ATSM

  9. This is awesome! I am so impressed with your stitching; I tried this for the first time today, and it is much harder than I thought to make straight lines!!! (I wish I read your advice to do a test run or two first before going to the "finished product" because I made a mess!!!) I had fun, though!

  10. Beautiful card, wonderfully stitched and designed, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week.

  11. What a super idea! I do like the quilt effect. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  12. This is AWESOME! Love the quilting! Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week four our "Patchwork Pretties" Challenge and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT Creative Knockouts
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  13. What a gorgeous card, very pretty design, I love it! many thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance, Mel. xx

  14. Amazing card, I love this kind of projects. Lovely colors and shapes. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz challenge and don't forget to come back tomorrow to see who's the winner. Good luck!
    Anna xxx

  15. Beautiful card, love the patchwork sewing and the flower handle.
    Thanks for sharing with us this month at Natalie & Amy's Challenge.
    Kim x

  16. this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts this month! Hugs rachel xx