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