Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Hawaiian Quilt Block Cards

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Jul 22, 2011

Hawaiian Quilt Block Cards

hawaiian quilt card

I wanted to make some kirigami cards inspired by Hawaiian quilt designs. I started looking at patterns and eventually stumbled upon a couple dingbat fonts at fontriver.

Dingbat fonts cut great on cutting machines--just type a "letter" on your page, resize and cut!

Many of the designs are simple enough to hand cut, too. Technically you could fold your paper into eighths to cut the designs, but I have to think that most paper would work better folded into fourths.

How to make a Hawaiian quilt design kirigami

Select a thinner paper, but one that will go through your printer. Size the font design as desired and print it on the back of your paper.

Lightly pencil fold lines: either corner to corner, both ways...

hawaiian quilt card

or from the center point of one side to the center point of the opposite side, both ways.

hawaiian quilt card

Fold the square into fourths.

hawaiian quilt card

Cut along the design, like cutting a snowflake.

hawaiian quilt card

Unfold. Don't worry if the cut lines don't follow the printed lines exactly on all the layers. That's why you printed on the BACK side!

hawaiian quilt card

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6 comments :

cg said...

Very cool! Reminds me of papercutting like you see in Poland...love how it shows up in so many cultures. I used to do this all the time...thanks for inspiring me to try again, with a Hawaiian twist!

NaTamada said...

very nice! thanks

Buffy said...

Wonderfully inspiring, thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing! Now I don't have to go searching for a design, then having to do a pixel trace...Leila

Sharon said...

I love the idea of using the dingbat file for a cutting file. Would you be willing to tell me the names of the files you found? Thank you for your help, as I have hunted and hunted on the site you linked to.

Carol said...

It's called Hawaiian Quilt. There are a couple different versions but the names are just Hawaiian Quilt 1, Hawaiian Quilt 2, etc.

I found it again here:http://www.dingbatdepot.com/details/HawaiianQuilt