Fishing fly card tips
I had a request for some directions for making my fly fishing cards. I don't sell a pattern for this one, so I'll put some tips in here. The background is all one piece of watercolor-y fabric. I cut it a little bigger than my finished card will be, and stack it with batting behind it, and a piece of interfacing behind that. The next step is to free motion stitch the background. I start with the line of trees, which are just up and down lines going across the back. Then some wavy stitching for the sky, some grass in the foreground, and some circles in the water. Then, using a darker thread, stitch the fishing line. The fish is cut out of a fish print fabric backed with fusible web. I usually stitch around the outside edge too. Then cut your little quilt down to size (slightly smaller than your card stock) and add binding, I use 1 inch strips and a very narrow, under 1/4" seam allowance. Last of all, stitch a fishing fly at the end of the fishing line, then glue or attach to your card stock using fusible web.
All of my card patterns have exact measurements and a template for cutting the final shape, as well as more detailed binding and gluing instructions, which would all be helpful even if you design your own cards. I probably shouldn't give away ALL of my secrets on my blog, I'll never sell any patterns :-)
11/28/2013 02:20:43 pm
your work is just beautiful! this card is stunning! my husband who is a flyfisher would flip if i made something even close to this for him. thank you for the inspiration and sharing the tips.
11/28/2013 02:34:18 pm
Thanks, I hope you try it!
9/21/2019 01:14:53 pm
I don't quilt but what size is this and do you make the item up to sell and how much please it is just beautiful would love you to make me one if you do this for people
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I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of my designs have been in Keepsake Quilting and Art Quilting Studios magazine! I teach classes online, and am starting to do more traveling and teaching. I also have many tutorials, including some on YouTube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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