Sunday, May 13, 2012

Quilt Board

With Mother's Day coming I thought that a Fabric Board would be a great gift for the craft room that my Mom has been setting up.  I have wanted one of these...for my many quilting projects...since I saw my friend Alisande's jumbo size one about 10 years ago!   

The design board post at Oh, Fransson! was a great help.  I borrowed her idea of using quilt batting instead of flannel, but after skulking around the lumber section of Lowe's on my lunch hour I decided that I wasn't crazy about the foam insulation board as a base.  I headed over to Jo-ann to pick up the batting without a firm plan and found a 36" x 36" stretched canvas on sale and decided to use that.  I think it will be easier to hang and will be sturdier over the long run.

Here's how I made mine...



  • Iron batting with steam to remove packing creases
  • Lay canvas face-down on smooth batting
  • staple batting to wooden stretchers - I did opposing sides first, checking results to make sure it was smooth
  • Trim excess batting
  • Miter & staple corners

You can hang this one on the wall by it's built-in hangers.  If you chose a foam base, you'll want to add hanging hardware.

I displayed scrap fabric letters on it for the holiday & I think it turned out nice!