Have you heard the news? You don’t have to know anything about quilting to display quilt décor! There are an unlimited number of quilts you can make but they just can’t be made in the regular manner. Instead, cut the quilt blocks and put them in a picture frame to create pretty country décor in the form of a unique wall hanging for a bedroom.
The quilt pictures can be made from fabric or paper. Scrapbook paper gives you many choices for quilt block designs. Cut squares of the paper or fabric to make the quilt you want. Cut large squares to make one type of quilt picture; smaller blocks to make a different arrangement. Use pinking shears to cut the squares and you’ll create a different look than if you use ordinary scissors.
Select a background fabric for a cloth quilt picture or paper for a paper quilt. Thin cloth with no raised pattern is a good choice for the background material. For a paper quilt you can use scrapbook paper, gift wrap or even wallpaper as the background.
After gluing the background material to the cardboard provided in the chosen picture frame you’re ready to assemble the quilt picture. Lay the quilt blocks side-by-side and butt them together so that you can’t see the background material. Or, leave a small gap between the squares to create a different look. When you butt the squares together make the quilt smaller than the background material.
Use double-sided tape or glue to attach the quilt pieces. It’s important that all the squares are exactly square. Also, it’s important that all the squares have the exact same amount of space between them. If these two criteria aren’t met the background will be wider in certain places and the edges of the blocks will not align.
After all the blocks are in place you can add embellishments, if you want. For a cloth quilt you can glue on small satin bows at each corner of the blocks. For a paper quilt you can use round or square stickers, with button themes, to attach to the corners. Or, you can glue on actual buttons, flat jewels, rubber stamp images or similar craft supplies. The quilt pictures give a country accent to most any bedroom. You’ll love them so much you’ll want to make one for each bedroom in the house.