Monday, June 29, 2020

Paper Piecing Quilt Stars Treat Tote and Card

Here is a fun way to add some red, white and blue touches to your home for the 4th with some paper pieced quilt stars!
 I have had several requests for the directions on my Patriotic Treat Totes from my last tablescape.

Plus I made  a card version for those who can't make it to your home this year.
Here are the Tote directions:
  •  Cut  one 10 1/4" X 5" for base, one 3/4" X 11"strip and one 3/8" X 11" strip for handle.
  • Score the base at 3 1/2", 5", 8 1/2" and at 10" on the long side  -which will be your sides
  • Score at 1 1/2" on the short side - for the bottom
  • Cut on the score lines up to the fold line for your bottom flaps and cut out the one corner piece - see this photo I have with those directions.
  • Stamp and Cut 32 of the smallest triangle from The Right Triangle Bundle.  I would suggest finding a quilt pattern that you like on Pinterest and copying that with your colors and layout of the quilt block you would like to create. I stamped a couple of different patterns out with both Read Red and     - for the pattern I chose, I also cut plain white triangles as well.
  • Layout your triangles on the second large square on your scored base piece.  This can be very tedious, just remember 2 pieces of the triangles long sides together form a block - if you follow the block pattern - it is a bit easier to layout your pattern.  I used liquid adhesive to glue down all of my squares so that I could shift them into place and get them as straight as possible.
  • Once your quilt square is finished, then build your tote simply by folding each side to form a box, then fold your back bottom flap down first, then the bottom side flaps in, and lastly your front flap down so that your the front of your tote has a nice smooth finish.  Once you have all of your folds made and see how it goes together than you can put some glue or score tape down along the 1/4" side flap and stick it so that the sides of your box are complete and then work on adhering the bottom flaps together.  I always like to see how the whole thing comes together before I use any adhesive!!
  • Now for the handle.  Adhere the smaller strip down the middle of the bigger strip.
  • Once the stripe is adhered - take your bone folder and run it along the handle to condition your paper to curve a bit for a nice smooth handle.  
  • Attached the handle using liquid glue about 1 1/4"  from the bottom of the bag and the same on the opposite side.

The square in the middle of the wood here was made the same way, only with the next size up of the triangle in The Right Triangle Bundle.
If you like quilting or putting together puzzles you will really like playing with this and making all sorts of patterns - like the pinwheel version on the left.
Now on to the card version of this paper piecing quilt project!

  • Basic card base - 8 1/2"  X 5 1/2" , scored at 4 1/4" and folded in half- mine is in Night of Navy.
  • Whisper White cardstock 4" X 4 "  Run through the new Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder
  • Real Red cardstock 2" X 4" Run through the the same Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder
  • Adhere the white embossed piece to the red embossed piece by overlapping by 3/4" so that your finished piece is 5 1/4" long.
  • Add some ribbon across the width over the line where the two papers meet and adhere the ends to the back using Stampin' Seal.  The ribbon I used is from the Boho Indigo Product medley - Night of Navy 1/2" frayed Grosgrain Ribbon but the Denim Ribbon would look just as good.
  • Cut a Red square 3 1/4" X 3 1/4" for you quilt block background.
  • It takes 32 small triangles to make a  block to fit this square.  Stamp and cut these in a variety of colors and patterns with The Right Triangle Bundle - using the smallest triangle - again, the easiest way I found to do this was to make a quilt square was to find a quilt I liked on Pinterest and copy the quilt by breaking it down to smaller squares.  Once I found that the two long sides of the triangles had to to together to form this pattern, it was much easier.  Like above, I used liquid glue to adhere all of the triangles so I could adjust them as I laid each on into place.
  • I adhered the red backed quilt square to the red and white piece and then the red and white piece with the ribbon to the navy card base.
  • Using the Celebrate Sunflowers, I put washi tape over the word you in the sentiment - Let's celebrate you and inked it up with the tape on - took the tape off then and stamped the sentiment so that I only got Let's celebrate.  
  • I cut the sentiment out with a die from the All Dressed Up Dies and adhered it with dimensionals.
  • Lastly, I added two red rhinestones for a little flair!

Stampin' Up! will be celebrating Bonus Days in the Month of July.  So starting July 1st for every $50 you spend (not counting tax and shipping) you will get a $5 coupon to be redeemed in August.

So if there is something you have had your eye on in the new catalog, this will be the time to order so you can take advantage of this promotion! 

Have a wonderful 4th of July!!

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. These quilted pieces are so awesome! Perfect for these projects, and gorgeous in red, white and blue!!

  2. such an awe such an awesome project Ann. The quilt pattern is pretty cool. You always make the best party favors. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Happy 4th. P.S. thank you for the referral.

  3. I was not sure about that bundle, but know it on my must have list. I love those type of quilt patterns! TFS~