After making the transport-themed quilt cover for the little man, the next step was to make matching wall art (so I could move the nursery animal wall art I made into the baby’s room). I had space on the wall for 4 pictures, so I decided to skip the bicycle from the quilt as it was way to fiddly. That left me with a plane, a train, a car and a boat.
Here’s a quick tutorial (including templates):
Art canvases (Mine were 30cm x 30cm (12″x12″))
Fabric (I used quilter’s weight cotton to match the quilt)
Medium-weight iron-on interfacing
Scissors and/or exacto knife
Paper and Printer (to print out template)
1. Paint the art canvases. I like to make sure I paint the sides, and used two coats of paint to get good, even coverage.
2. Iron interfacing onto the wrong side of the fabric (as per packet instructions). I use this to make the fabric a bit stiffer and to stop the fabric glue from seeping through, making the fabric hard and tacky. I prefer the soft fabric look and feel!
3. Print out the template from here.
4. Cut out the templates and trace onto the interfacing-side of the fabric (in reverse!). Cut the fabric pieces.
5. Using fabric glue, stick the fabric pieces to the canvases.
Once again, you can find the template I used here. (Note: this is the first time I’ve linked to a google document – please let me know in the comments or via email if you can’t access it!)
I’ve still got a couple more decorations for my son’s room to show you – stay tuned!
Edited to add: I’ve fixed up the link to the template. Let me know if there are any more problems!
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