I have been anxious to use my flower picture large panel fabric design for a few months. With Spring finally arriving I decided it was time to create my “Flower Panel Flower Picture.”
I had decided to frame my fabric picture in a finished frame as I wanted to hang it as a picture in one of my bathrooms. So, I chose a finished gold frame that I had used for some press flower pictures I had created years ago that were faded now. I thought the gold frame was perfect for the cheery flower fabric. I also thought a dark teal blue 16” by 20” mat with 11” by 14” opening would be a perfect compliment to my flower fabric picture. I had also decided ahead of time that I wanted to add some dimension to my picture and thought a few silk ribbon flower heads would be perfect for that.
Here’s how I made my picture:
Fat Quarter Flower Picture - Large Panel Fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1520850
16" by 20" Finished Picture Frame
16” by 20” Mat With 11” by 14” Opening - Teal Blue
Quilt Batting - 16” by 20”
3/4” Cream Colored Silk Ribbon Flowers - 5
16” by 20” Heavy Cardboard, Poster Board, or Foam Board
16” by 20” Piece Heavy Cardboard (If Necessary)
16” by 20” Heavy Stock Paper For Backing
Double Sided Tape
Glue Gun and Hot Glue
Picture Hanger With Saw Teeth
Nail (for Hanging Picture On wall)
1) Measure around the fat quarter flower picture - large panel fabric so it evenly measures 16” by 20” and then draw a line around it with a pencil. Make sure there is the same amount of spacing on the vertical and horizontal sides of the flower picture - large panel fabric.
2) Cut the 16” by 20” flower picture - large panel fabric out along the pencil lines you just drew.
3) Cut a piece of the quilt batting 14” by 18”.
4) Apply the double sided tape along all the edges of the 16” by 20” heavy cardboard, poster board, or foam board.
5) Center and lay the 14” by 18” piece of quilt batting on top of the 16” by 20” heavy cardboard, poster board, or foam board.
6) Center and tape the 16” by 20” flower panel fabric picture evenly to the 16” by 20” heavy cardboard, poster board, or foam board and on top of the 14” by 18” quilt batting.
7) Apply hot glue to the backs of the 5 cream colored silk floral and glue them to the front of the flower panel fabric picture as shown in the locations below:
8) Put the 16” by 20” teal blue mat inside the picture frame.
9) Put the flower panel fabric picture glued to the heavy cardboard, poster board, or foam board inside the picture frame and behind the mat making sure the picture is centered properly.
10) If the heavy cardboard, poster board, or foam board is not flush with the depth of the frame add a 16” by 20” piece of cardboard(s) until it is.
11) Tape the back of the heavy cardboard, poster board, foam board or cardboard piece you may have added to the back side of the frame with masking tape.
12) Apply the double sided tape along all the back edges of the 16” by 20” frame.
13) Cut a piece of the heavy stock paper 16” by 20”" for the backing.
14) Tape the heavy stock paper to the back of the frame so that it is evenly spaced on the back .
15) Center the picture hanger with saw teeth in the center of the top of the picture frame back and then hammer it to fasten it.
16) Hammer the nail into the wall where you want to hang your flower panel fabric picture and then hang your picture on the nail.
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