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When I got my Cricut Maker last month, I was wondering how I could use it to serve my purposes as a quilt maker. I knew that the Cricut Maker could cut both paper and fabric; but I didn’t know where the potential where to go. So, in the festive spirit, I decided to try to make a Vintage Quilt Block Christmas cards.
Using the basic drawing tools in the Cricut Design Space, I drew up Ohio star quilt blocks and arranged four of them with a secondary pattern of diamond squares. I wanted to be able to showcase fabric behind these triangular windows. Pretty and small-scale scrapbook paper also worked really well.
I used the red (and then sage blue!) cardstock Cricut Princess Sampler cardstock which is a 80 lb. weight and textured, using the settings specified in the web software. I attached the Fine Point Blade in the Cricut to cut the windows. After a bit of weeding out the triangles carefully, the design started to come to life. The design folds up into a 5″ x 5″ card.
For the fabric, I use the Rotary Blade attachment to cut a 4 3/4″ square to go behind the windows. This fabric was a special Liberty of London quilting cotton that I got in my at my first-ever trip to Newfoundland earlier this year. For strength, I fused it to another piece of cotton and was surprised at how easily the rotary cutter cut the square, using on the heavy fabric or denim setting.
I simply glued the fabric behind the card with a gluestick. For the others, I used some hand stamped paper and scrapbook paper. I love the look of these Vintage Quilt Block Cards; you can make your own here!