Making a Paper "Quilt"
Traditionally a quilt is made of fabric layers that are stitched together. However, you can make a paper "quilt" as an art or school project display or even as a gift or wall decoration. This is a page about making a paper "quilt"
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- 20 3x5 plain colored paper squares
- 20 3x5 printed paper squares (ex. I used multiple kind of paper but one of them was wrapping paper that I bought in the dollar store.)
- paper doilies (enough to cover the rim of the quilt)
- pictures of the women (I copied from the net and from encyclopedias and other books).
- Contac paper
If you desire to make it a mother's or grandmother's gift, use family pictures instead.
- On blank paper I made a small poem to describe the person whose picture was next to it. I suggest that all the above be done before tackling the next section.
- Now you need 25x31 inch Contac paper.
- This part is tricky; place Contac paper on the table with the protecting sheet removed. Put your doily (only the scalloped edge will be used) around the edge of the Contac paper.
- Place the 1st picture on the top left hand corner. To the side of it place the poem that goes with it.
- Repeat 3 more times.
- Next row. Start with the poem and then the picture. Repeat 3 more times.
- Now repeat these 2 rows another 2 times. This will finish your quilt. The measurements can be changed according to your desire.
By LRP from Lowell, MA
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