This was one of those projects that just popped into my head and I needed to make immediately. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the results! This is such a cool way to combine my old and new love; sewing and photography.
I was recently asked by the folks over at Things Crafty to review some printer fabric for the site. When the fabric came honestly, I had absolutely NO idea what I was going to do with it. It sat on my desk for a few days and yesterday the image of this just came to mind. I dropped everything and got to work.
This came out so nice, I knew I wanted to create a tutorial for it…..
This tutorial shows how to create the hanging pictured. If you wish to alter the dimensions, I highly recommend using paper to layout your design first. This will help you guage how much fabric you will need and how to cut the pieces.
WHAT YOU NEED:
> 1 sheet Sew-In Printer Fabric (I used Tailor Computer Fabric for this)
> 1 Fat Quarter (Main Fabric)
> Muslin (or scrap fabric for backing)
> 16 x 12″ Batting (I used 2 layers of thin polyester batting, but cotton or blend would work well too)
> Fusible Interfacing
> 1 12″ Wall Hanger (this one is by Classic Motifs)
> 2 digital pictures (with print quality resolution) size 8″ wide x 5″ high
|Notice my paper template? This helped me get it right the first time!|
STEP 1: Cut & Prep Fabric
> Cut the main fabric, interfacing and batting to measure 16″x12″
> Cut two tabs measuring 8″ x 4.5″
> Apply fusible interfacing according to manufacturers directions
> Print out the two photos on the photo paper (following manufacturers directions)
|I highly recommend running a test print on regular paper first!|
STEP 2: Make the Tabs
STEP 3: Attach Photos
You will be using a reverse applique to attach the photos….
Place your main fabric face down and position your photos. I drew cross hairs on the main fabric so I could position these evenly. There will be 2″ from the top and bottom and between the two pictures.
STEP 5: Attach Tabs
STEP 5: Assemble
STEP 6: Finish
If you have a walking foot, I recommend using it here. Top stitch around the perimeter 1/2″ from the edge. Following the stitch lines around the pictures, stitch again to quilt all the layers together. This will make the photos really “pop”!