Non-paper/card ATCs

On UK Art Swaps, we have monthly ATC swaps and this month, we have to make non-paper/card ATCs (3 of them), with a common theme. I chose to make fabric ATCs (of course!), but I challenged myself to go one step further and quilt them.

I fell in love with this fabric, which in hindsight, is a tad heavy for quilting, but I had a go. I have learned a lot about myself and my sewing machine today…

1. We are both fallible, even though we co-operate most of the time!

2. Free-motion embroidery is nowhere near as easy as it looks/sounds!

3. Square embroidery hoops are not ideal for circular motion!

4. I should save for a quilting foot attachment!

That said, I hope my swap partner likes the “floral ABC” ATCs I made for her. I did back them with card, simply to make it easier to sign them!! This is also my entry to Theme Thursday – “Flowers”.


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  1. Wonderful fabric ATC, Rosie!

  2. beautiful!

  3. This is wonderful, Rosie! I love how you stamped the flower!

    And I agree…free motion machine quilting is a b*#%h! I don’t understand it when machine quilters say it “relaxes” them! It tenses me up!! But I love hand quilting, and will continue with slow work while others make beautiful free motion patterns with talent that is just beyond me! XOXO

  4. I think it’s great! I’m learning that I don’t know as much about sewing as I should know at this age…guess I should spend more time with my friend, my sewing machine. lol
    Peace & Love,

  5. Sandy

     /  March 13, 2009

    Wow what an amazing fabric ATC.
    This is very imressive. I love them.

  6. very original !

  7. Beautiful fabric ATC!

  8. Wonderful fabric ATC Rosie, stamping on the flower is a brilliant touch too!

  9. Gorgeous ATC, love the way you used the tapsetry background.


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