Sorry this took so long to get up. I have been working OT AND working hard to get my taxes done.
Ok, on to the quilted squares….
Items you will need for this project include:
4 pages of 12x12 paper
16 pieces of 3”x3” squares (this can be cut from scrap paper)
ATG or over adhesive
Glue (Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive is what I recommend)
I tried to coordinate the colors in the squares so that the overall look was more cohesive.
Decide on the “look” you wish for the wish to create for your QS. Layout the 3” squares in the pattern you want on a 12x12 sheet. Attach the squares using adhesive of your choice.
Cut the following pieces from one of the 12x12 sheets: 2 each 1”x12” and 2 ea 1 ½”x12”. Score these length wise at every ½”.
This will give you two long “V” shaped “hinges” and two “Z” shaped “hinges”. These hinges will allow you to fully utilize a 4”x6” picture matt.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO CREATE THE HINGES PROCEED TO STEP THREE.
Measure and draw a line down the middle of one 12x12 sheet. Turn sheet 90 degrees and measure and draw a line 4” from the edges. This should create 2 lines that are perpendicular to your first line. See picture for details.
Punch half a circle using the circle punch at each 4x6 slot to allow for you to pull the tags out easier.
IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO CREATE THE HINGES, APPLY GLUE TO THE EDGES AND ALONG THE SECOND AND THRID DRAWN LINES THEN PRECEDE TO STEP SEVEN.
Run glue along the edge and drawn lines. Put the two “V” hinges at the top and bottom. Place the “Z” hinges on the second and third drawn lines. Apply a small amount of glue on the hinges where they intersect the first drawn line. This will keep the tags from being pushed in too far. TIP: Use paper clips to help you hold the hinges in place as the glue dries.
Apply glue along the top “V” hinge and the First drawn line between the two top hinges. Attach the 12x12 sheet with the 3” squares to the top hinge. Make sure that edges are even when laying the 3” 12x12 sheet down. DO NOT APPLY GLUE TO ALL HINGES AND DOWN THE FIRST DRAWN LINE. WORK IN STAGES TO KEEP IT FROM GETTING MESSY. (Listen to the voice of experience. I did this the first time and it was a MESS!) Continue applying glue and attaching the 3” 12x12 sheet. TIP: Use paper clips to hold both 12x12 sheets together as they dry. DO NOT use a lot of glue as it may get in areas you don’t want it to.
IF YOU USED THE HINGES CONTINUE TO STEP EIGHT.
Apply glue along the top edge and down the first drawn line until you get to the second drawn line. Attach the 12x12 sheet with the 3” squares to the top edge. Make sure that edges are even when laying the 3” 12x12 sheet down. DO NOT APPLY GLUE TO ALL LINES AT ONCE. WORK IN STAGES TO KEEP IT FROM GETTING MESSY. (Listen to the voice of experience. I did this the first time and it was a MESS!) Continue applying glue to the drawn lines and bottom edge, attaching the 3” 12x12 sheet as you go. TIP: Use paper clips to hold both 12x12 sheets together as they dry. DO NOT use a lot of glue as it may get in areas you don’t want it to.
Take the third 12x12 sheet and cut it into six 4”x6” rectangles.
Once the glue is dry, you can begin to “decorate the front”. Visit my previous posts to get ideas. And remember, ANYTHING GOES! If you want you can also punch ½ circles in the front 3” 12x12 sheet as well or leave it solid.
Feel free to email me with any questions you might have.