Fabric Picture Board

June 27, 2013 in Projects

Here is a perfect accent project for your home to use up that extra yard of fabric! I had bought a yard of fabric that I had fallen in love with when we moved a year ago, and planned on getting more to use to re-cover some chairs in our kitchen if the colors worked. But, with our crazy, busy schedule, the project got postponed and they no longer made the print when I went back for more. I still loved the fabric and it matched my kitchen so well so I decided I had to use it. What would be better than homemade fabric picture boards!!! I would be able to switch out pictures of my favorite people and decorate at the same time. Plus, picture fabric boards require no sewing unless you want to add some embroidery embellishing or a monogram to your fabric (which would be so cute on a solid print in a child’s room!).

Totally Stitchin': Fabric Bulletin Board Tutorial

-cork board with wood border
– fabric (the amount will depend on how large the boards are that you
choose to use)
– Quilt batting (I used thin)
– ribbon (non-wired)
– pins
– staple gun
– Baby Lock embroidery machine (optional)

I wish I would have taken more pictures of this project! I didn’t even think about sharing it until I had already finished it!

1. Cut quilt batting to fit to the edge of the cork board.

2. Lay your fabric over the quilt batting, making sure there is about a two inch allowance on all sides to be able to wrap the fabric around the edge of the board and secure it.
**If you are going to add a monogram or an embellishment, now would be the time to lay out your fabric, mark the area, and add it in! How cute would a white board with Kelly green ribbon and a monogram in the center diamond be?!?!?!?!

3. Flip the cork board over, making sure to keep the fabric and batting nicely aligned.  Fold fabric over left side and secure to back of board on the wood border using your staple gun.  Make sure to keep
your fabric nice and straight!

Totally Stitchin': Fabric Bulletin Board Tutorial

4.Next, fold fabric over right side. Pull the fabric so it is taut but not too tight to where it pulls at the staples on the other side. Secure fabric to wood border using staple gun.

5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 for the top and bottom edge of the bulletin board.  You can trim away any excess fabric after stapling.

6. Starting at top left corner, secure a strip of ribbon to back of the board using the staple gun. Run the ribbon diagonally to bottom right corner. Make sure that the ribbon is nice and tight against the
fabric so it will be tight enough to hold the pictures in place and secure to back of board using the staple gun. Continue to run diagonal strips across the rest of the board keeping them evenly spaced. When
you have finished, switch directions so that your ribbons cross creating diamonds.  (This is where my post project brain thought it would be so neat to put a monogram in the center of the middle

Totally Stitchin': Fabric Bulletin Board Tutorial

7. Trim your ribbons on the back of the board when you are finished and if you want to add any embelishments to where your ribbons cross to give it a little more pizazz, go for it! I added brass pins and
just secured them with a little hot glue!

Totally Stitchin': Fabric Bulletin Board Tutorial

Such an easy, personalized project to do with that extra yard of fabric you have laying around. Who doesn’t love to display pictures of their favorite things on a fabric picture board?!?!

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