Friday, April 26, 2013

Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch" Wall Panel Picture - Free E-Project and E-Book



I just love my "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch" baby shower fabrics and had so much fun creating decorations you can make from them. One of the fabrics I'd been anxious to work on was the Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Large Wall Panel.  I designed this particular fabric panel to be large as I envisioned creating a wall art panel out of it for a wonderful Fall decoration.


I decided to create a large 18" by 14" wall panel decoration using a fat quarter of this Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Large Wall Panel fabric and a 14 inch by 18 inch artists canvas. It was very easy to make.  Instructions for how I did it are shown below.





SUPPLIES NEEDED

Fat Quarter Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Large Wall Panel - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1422581
14" by 18" Stretched Cotton Canvas (We used Artist's Canvas)
Staple Gun (We used an Arrow Heavy Duty Staple Gun Tacker Model T50)
1/4" Staples (We used Arrow brand staples)
1/2" Staples (We used Arrow brand staples)
13 1/2" by 17 1/2" Heavy Paper For Backing
1 3/4" Picture Hanger With Saw Teeth
Hammer

DIRECTIONS

1) Cut one large panel out of the fat quarter.

2) Turn the panel over and place the right side of the artist's canvas on the wrong side of the panel so it is centered and evenly spaced horizontally and vertically. You should have 1 1/2" of the dark brown showing on each vertical side and 1" of the dark brown showing on the top and bottom sides.

3) Wrap the fabric panel around the sides of the artist's canvas to the back. There should be 7/8" of the dark brown showing wrapped around the sides with the remainder showing in the back.

4) Pull the fabric panel so that it is evenly spaced as mentioned above and such that it is taut to all sides of the artist's canvas. DO NOT PULL IT TOO TIGHTLY as your horizontal and vertical lines won't be straight.

5) Load the staple gun with the 1/2" staples and then with the fabric taut around the artist's canvas place 4 staples in the back in the middle of the two vertical sides and in the middle of the two horizontal sides.

6) Pull the fabric taut on the vertical sides making sure the vertical lines on the front are still straight and then square the corners of the vertical sides and staple to hold. See the picture below:


7) Continue pulling the fabric taut on the vertical sides making sure the vertical lines on the front are still straight and staple the vertical sides to hold the fabric taut.

8) Pull the fabric taut on the horizontal sides making sure the horizontal lines on the front are still straight and then square the corners of the horizontal sides and staple to hold.

9) Continue pulling the fabric taut on the horizontal sides making sure the horizontal lines on the front are still straight and staple the horizontal sides to hold the fabric taut.

10) Make sure the vertical and horizontal lines on the front of the fabric are straight. If they aren't remove the staples and repeat your steps.

11) Cut a piece of the heavy stock paper 17 1/2" by 13 1/2" for the backing.

12) Load the staple gun with 1/4" staples.

13) Place the heavy stock paper so that it is evenly spaced on the back with 1/4" showing along the vertical and horizontal edges.

14) Staple all along the vertical and horizontal edges to hold the backing.

15) Center the 1 3/4" picture hanger with saw teeth in the center of the top of the panel and then hammer it to fasten it.

16) Hang your wall panel picture.

I also created a Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch" Wall Panel Picture Free E-Book in .PDF format as well.  To download my free e-book please CLICK HERE or on the picture below.



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Thursday, April 25, 2013

My Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Fabric Collection



I don't know about the rest of you but I can't help but smile when I'm thinking about babies.   Then when I combine babies with my love of Fall - well, anything can happen. Like thoughts of babies playing in a pumpkin patch.  Who wouldn't turn that into a fabric line?

My Babies In The Pumpkin Patch group of fabrics is all about babies at play - in a pumpkin patch.  Playing hide and seek and sticking their heads out from amongst the pumpkins. My "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch" fabrics just happen to be Fall themed and just happen to be filled with all my favorite Fall colors. Since Fall is my favorite time of the year what else can you expect? In designing my "Babies In The Pumpkin Patch" fabric line my creative juices for everything FALL, babies, and pumpkins was in overdrive.

Here's the babies at play:



  


I was really anxious to use one of the fabrics above for a project that I wanted hubby to help me with.  I was really pleased with the way it came out and decided to create a free project for you so you could create one of your own.   I can't tell you what it is yet.  That's a surprise for the next post so stay tuned.  However, I can tell you it is fast and easy to do using one of the fabrics above.

And, since I've created all these new fabrics - of course I have to start sewing things.  What a shame! I have to start sewing!!!!  Oh, me! Oh, my!  Fall themed fabrics! Oh, me! Oh, my!

I can hardly wait. My creative juices aren't just in overdrive when it comes to the Fall. They're in warp speed mode. If you were a Star Trek fan you'll know what I mean by that.

If you want to see all the fabrics in our BABIES IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH COLLECTION please CLICK HERE.