If you have already constructed
your boards from
you are ready to give the edges a
cute finish with fabric!
Okay girls.....plug in your irons and
load up your glue guns!
Lets get started:)
As I said yesterday...
you will need a 2 1/2" x Width of Fabric strip to edge one mini design board.
Press your strip in half with
wrong sides together.
Use this center fold as your guide....
And fold one side into the center and press.
Repeat for the other side.
Stitch over the raw edges
right down the center of the strip using a wide zig-zag stitch.
Don't forget to backstitch at the beginning and the end to secure your stitches.
Now it's time to glue!...Start by placing a line of glue on the very edge...aka the foam in the middle of the board.
Press the center of your fabric strip onto the line of glue....(raw edges down).
Continue all the way around the board...
When you get to the end...
trim the end of your strip so that it overlaps the other end by about one inch.
Glue it down as neatly and smoothly as possible for a nice finish.
You may want to place a small amount of hot glue along the raw ends of your fabric strip to stop it from fraying.
This is how your board should look
at this point.
Now you will glue the edges down
onto the batting side.
Be patient and work around the edges a little at a time to keep control of the glue...
and also...try not to use too much glue...
if you do it will gush out past the folded edge of your strip:(
You will finish the corners just like you do when binding a quilt!...
(except you will glue instead of sew...lol)
Just fold them over and glue them down!
One side finished and one to go!
Turn it over and repeat the process on the smooth side of the mini design board.
Yay!!!...you did it!
You made one cutie-patootie
mini design board:)
Can you stop with just one?....sure.
If you want to.
But I didn't...
and I'll tell you why in my next post!