Recycled Crafts – Faux Quilted Bulletin Board

Once the pattern is complete, choose a variety of fabrics to use.  My original plan was to go with a wintery look, but after searching through my fabric stash, I was drawn to the warm summery colors.

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Choose about 8 different coordinating fabrics, and then cut them in 2- 1/2″ wide strips for easier handling.

 

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Choose a place to begin and cut a piece of fabric big enough to overlap all four sides of the area by about 1/2″.

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Use the craft knife to cut into the styrofoam along the line.  Be careful not to cut entirely through the styrofoam sheet.  You want to go about half way through.

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Use a butter knife or credit card to push the edges of the fabric down into the styrofoam along the cut lines.

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Choose your fabrics as you go and repeat the above steps, pushing the extra fabric into the cracks.

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Now you are ready to finish the edges.  Click here for the next step.

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