Thursday, October 29, 2009

Collage Fabric Picture

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I was inspired by Care over at Obsessively Stitching for this design.  She did an I-Spy Fabric Swap which I participated in and she sent me one of her I-Spy cards with my fabric squares.  So as I was doing some rearranging of my office again I found two frames that needed a purpose.  So I decided to use her I-Spy idea to whip up a couple of fabric collages to go inside the frames.  I used fabrics that I’ve used for projects for my two kiddos in the past and then some new ones that I plan to use in the quilts I’m going to make them for Christmas. 

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Start off by drawing a square the size of the inside of the frame.  Then cut about an inch from that line.   You will use the line as a guide to where the fabric needs to cover.

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Then just cut out random pieces of scrap fabric and arrange them so they fill the entire square area.

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Pin the pieces down and then sew away.  I first sewed along the border and then just did random squiggles and loops all over.

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Close-up of the stitching

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Now cut out a piece of cardboard so it will fit in the back of your frame.  I then just used a little tap at each corner to attach the back of the collage to the cardboard.  You could also use a glue and permanently attach it.

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I then trimmed the excess off.

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Pop it into the frame and hang it on the wall.  Tada!!!!  It took me maybe 2 hours to do 2.

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Care said...

I love this!! What a great idea!

Mrs. Petrie said...

This would be great with pieces of old baby clothes. I'll have to keep your craft in mind. Thanks!

Andy Porter said...

How cute! I love that you took scraps of things that you've already made for your kids. That will look great coordinating with the new quilt too! Thanks for the link!

Lissa said...

I have SO many scraps that I can't bring myself to throw away (I blame my Mom:) and this will be a perfect project. Love it.


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