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Fabric Wall Art


So, I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with my new Go! Baby Cutter. =)  When Carolyn from Accuquilt contacted me about trying out one of these little babies =p I really didn’t have to think twice.  Now, I will be the first to admit that I am not into all the latest technical jazz–ask my husband–he’d have me all set up with every latest gadget if I’d just say the word, but this little cutter has always intrigued me.

I got to choose three dies to go along with my cutter and I went with the value die(includes 2.5″x 2.5″ square, 2–2″ finished half square triangles, 4.5″ x 4.5″ square), 5″ square die, & the 2.5″ strips die.  There are a lot of great dies to choose from but I tried to stick with ones that I knew I would use regularly.

I have been wanting make a little fab fabric wall art for awhile now so I thought this would be the perfect test run for my Go Baby.

For this project you will need:

A variety of fabric scraps no smaller than 2.5″ square

Fabric Mod Podge

Foam Brush

Art Canvas (mine is 24″ x 36″)

Air erasable marker

Ruler

And of course your Go! Baby–you can also rotary cut or scissors cut your squares–it’ll just take a bit longer

Begin by cutting your 2.5″ squares–I used the value die for cutting these.  I admit to having a little bit of trouble making clean cuts when using this die.  I had to snip threads here and there.  Now, this may have been user error—as noted above, I am not a gadget girl–or it may just need a little breaking in.  In any event, it sure went a heck of a lot faster than cutting all of these squares any other way! =)  I also want to note that the 2.5″ strip die cut like butter & make extremely quick work of a fat quarter stack–no extra snipping needed. =)

After cutting the squares I began adhering them to the canvas using a thin layer of mod podge on the back of each fabric square.  I marked off my canvas as I went along using an air erasable marker.  For my canvas size/square size I needed a 1/4″ border around the whole canvas and 1/2″ spacing between the squares.

After drying for 2 hours, I mod podged over top of all of my fabric squares.  For this step, try to keep any loose threads at bay–give them a snip if you need to–so your squares stay nice and tidy.  I let this dry a couple days and then I applied a 2nd coat of Mod Podge.

And there ya go, easy, fun wall art using my favorite medium…fabric! =0)

Comments (23)

  • Lucky you… and jealous me!

  • Love!!! I won one last month, and I’m currently working on a quilt. I definitely want to try that wall art as well. Great job!!

  • what a fun project!! I love your paint color too!

  • You are such a creative person – I love your wall art!

  • How cute!

  • Awesome! I’ve been wanting to make one of these with some Heather Ross charms and a small autographed doodle I have of hers. But I’m not so sure the doddle would survive the Modge Podge.

    • that is such a great idea!

  • Great idea!

  • This is the first time I have seen someone do a demo of the Go and make something other than a quilty type project.. Great idea!!

  • I was a lucky recipient of a GO! Baby cutter recently. I am very happy with everything but the 2 1/2″ strip cutter. I had trouble when cutting 1/2 yard cuts with the fabric being pushed and causing wavy strips. Perhaps fat quarters would work better. Love what you created with your cutter.

  • That is so cute! I have the 2″ die so think I’ll try this using that one!

  • what a n amazing project and the fabrics are vey nice.

  • This is such a good idea, my mind is whirling with things I could stick to canvases!

  • What a wonderful idea – it’s gorgeous!

  • So purdy!

  • Wow that looks fab, I may have to make a wall version of my scrap vomit quilt! I’m waiting for a Go! Baby that I’ve won to arrive….can’t wait to play!

  • VERY nice wall art!

  • Love this!

  • I love it! What a great idea. 🙂

  • What a totally and utterly brilliant idea

  • This is such a clever idea! What a great way to use scraps and showcase some of your favorite and treasured prints. Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try this, especially since I’ve had a few canvases sitting around the house.

  • This is a fabulous project. I was able to use 96 of my favorite quilt fabrics to make a special memory canvas. Even better, my 6-year old daughter helped with the Mod Podge and was inspired to make her own art with designs cut out of fabric and mounted on her OWN 24×36 canvas!

    This was a wonderful (and pretty) project, and I also really appreciate how it gave us girls another great fun time together.

    Thank you so much.

  • Great idea, thank you for the inspiration!

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