ATC in fabric

Is summer over already? The rain keeps poring down any way (+40 to 50 mm so far), so I’ve been hiding in my mothers small but beautiful sewing room. Not to steal her fabric I looked in her sewing trash bin, and found lots of small scraps which I feel is to good to throw away.

It got me started on this series of ATC:s, Artist Trading Cards. They are ATC:s made from my scraps I found in my mother’s sewing trash can, sewn together in crazy quilting style Here’s the first one:

ATC from mom's sewing trash #9

I love fabrics, and I’ve been longing to sew this summer. Pillows, bags, softies, quilts! But sewing projects makes me really tired. Just thinking about cutting up all those squares for a little baby quilt makes me want to give up… How do you compile and finish? You cut and sew and it takes lots and lots of time to produce something useful, straight and correct. I love fast results and have always been like a kid when making stuff; if it’s not finished soon I lose interest.

Sewing little ATC’s is more my style right now. No big preparations and no rules, just colours and structure and voila: little bits of art!

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15 Responses to ATC in fabric

  1. emmajane says:

    Oh! Yes! Me! Trade! :)

    In order of preference…#3, #10, #8.

  2. kristin says:

    Oh man oh man!! This is soo where I’m at right now. These crazy quilted atcs ROCK! I’ll make you somethin’ to trade for #1 if you want :)

  3. myra says:

    Hanna, they are all simply gorgeous!

  4. Posidriv says:

    Beautiful! I especially like the last one… :)

    Thank you very much for allowing us to be inspired by your stuff! I have started collaging again after reading your blog. :)

  5. abbyjane says:

    I love the one with the sea otter (?) on it and the bird one, of course. Fabric scraps are wonderful.

  6. erin says:

    These are just lovely. I must remember to try this when I have some free time.

  7. emmajane says:

    PS This is what I currently have available for trade. Of course there are always new ones on the way. :)

  8. Shell says:

    Oh, these atc’s are just lovely. I’d offer up a trade, but I haven’t made any atc’s in soooo long. You’ve inspired me though – I’ll have to start making some mini artworks again. They’re so satisfying aren’t they? And fun to trade too!

  9. kathreen says:

    really lovely, thanks for the ideas

  10. suzy says:

    hi hanna,
    they are beautiful! i love all the different colours and textures – the one with the little butterfly is gorgeous…
    thanks for the inspiration, and also for visiting my blog :)
    suzy x.

  11. amy says:

    They are all so wonderful. You are very clever with the fabric ATC’s. Super idea and now I have a use for all the tiny scraps of fabric I never bare to throw away!

  12. Anke says:

    they are simply said beautiful……!!!



  13. chris says:

    lol. I drive my mom nuts picking out of the trashgreat pieces of material ribbion and other stuff she wasted

  14. Monica says:

    I just love ATCs quilts. they are way to cute and lovely. what a great idea for the scraps also. :) you rock. thanks for the idea.

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