Okay, today was the day when the fate of the fabric was decided. Well, two of the black and white fat quarters anyway. Sew4Home has a trio of no-sew fabric paintings that I fell in love with ages ago so that was the deciding factor that had me cutting into that precious fabric. Hands shaking a little bit. Big deep breath. :)
Okay, okay. Perhaps a tad dramatic there.
I started with three 8x10-inch canvases from the dollar store and two fat quarters. I ironed the fabric, and then I laid the canvas on the fabric and cut so that there was approximately 2 inches of extra fabric all the way around. I didn't worry too much about even cutting (okay, I can't actually cut evenly so this wasn't intentional, just fortunate that it didn't matter in this case) because the edges were going to be hidden behind the canvases.
I folded up the fabric tightly, fastening with the staple gun. I couldn't get a good shot at the corners but basically I did them as I would a Christmas package, pulling tight of course. I have to admit to feeling particularly capable while using the staple gun. Does anyone else feel that way, lol?
I made three of these with alternating fabrics and hung them in the spare bedroom. This poor room is drastically under-decorated. This is a start.
In the end, three of them did not quite make up enough space on the wall so I think I'll make one more in the second fabric.
Also, just a note, next time I would make the surrounding fabric a little bigger than 2 inches. It was a little tight to fold over, but I think that 3 inches would make it perfect.
I'm partying here:
I Heart Naptime