Fabric Editions Fabric Palette Clock Hoop

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by Debbie Graves, Fabric Editions

Fabric Editions Fabric Palette Clock Hoop

Make your own clock with the help of printed burlap!

Project Details

  • Level:advanced
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
    Note: Do not pre-wash burlap. Iron burlap well before starting project to remove folds.
  • 2
    Using the three colors of acrylic paint, paint four wooden discs of each color listed under supplies to be used to represent the numbers on the face of the clock. Set aside and allow to dry completely.
  • 3
    Separate the hoop pieces. Prepare two foam core circles for supporting the clock movement as follows: Place the inner hoop on the foam core board and trace around the inside of the hoop twice. Using the craft knife, cut out the circles 1/8 inch inside the line to make two supports for the clock movement.
  • 4
    Using a sheet of paper, trace around inside of the inner hoop and cut out the pattern on the line. Fold it in quarters and crease the folds well. Make a small notch in the outer edge at each quarter crease. Open the paper pattern and make a hole in the center with a sharp object like a pin or tack.
  • 5
    Place the pattern on the foam-core circles and mark the centers and quarter marks. Draw lines connecting the center and quarter marks. Make a 3/8 inch hole in the center of both foam core circles. Set aside.
  • 6
    Place the burlap fat quarter right side up on a flat surface so it’s smooth and flat. Place the outer hoop on the burlap and move it around until the design is placed as desired. Hold in place and trace a circle around the outer edge of the hoop. Remove hoop, add an additional 1 inch all around outside of traced line and cut out.
  • 7
    Fold the piece of burlap into a circle, then fold it into quarters, mark the center, and then make a small hole at the center mark. Center the burlap circle on the inner hoop. Push outer hoop over the inner hoop with screw at the top (12 o’clock position); tighten with the hole centered. Fold the excess burlap to the inside of the hoop and glue neatly in place.
  • 8
    To add the support for the clock movement, place one of the foam core circles inside the back of the hoop. Trim to fit if it is too large. Place the second circle on top matching the center holes.
  • 9
    Set the hands of the clock aside. Place the clock movement under the hoop and insert the shaft through the holes in the circles and burlap. (Tip: use scissors to neatly enlarge the hole in the burlap until it’s big enough to accommodate the shaft for the hands.)
  • 10
    Download and print project template. Referring to Dia. A of this template, place the rubber cushion over the shaft against the clock movement. Next place the dial plate washer and dial fixing hex nut on the shaft.
  • 11
    With the screw at the top of the hoop, place circle #1 in the hoop. Place circle #2 on top of circle #1, lining up the marked line with the screw. Then insert the movement shaft and parts from step 9 through both circles and the front of the hooped burlap (refer to Dia. A). (Tip: check that the keyhole opening for hanging the clock is aligned with the screw/drawn line so the clock will hang correctly on the wall.)
  • 12
    When you are satisfied with the fit, remove the movement. Glue circle #2 to circle #1 lining up perpendicular lines. Apply glue to circle #1 through the cut out space. Push the shaft of the movement into the cut out in circle #2; glue it securely in place. Then glue the assembled movement and support pieces to the wrong side of the hooped burlap with the keyhole opening lined up with the screw.
  • 13
    Follow package assembly directions to install the hands on the front of the clock.
  • 14
    Place the painted discs on the clock as desired to place one color at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions on the clock face approximately 1/4 inch from the hoop. And place a second color at the 1, 4, 7 and 11 o’clock positions and a third color at the 2, 5, 8 and 11 o’clock positions or place as desired. Glue in place and allow to dry completely.
  • 15
    Place battery in movement and set clock to correct time. Use the keyhole opening on the back side of the movement to hang on a nail.

Project Details

  • Level:advanced
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Fabric Pallette 18 inch x 21 inch Assorted Burlap Prints 104778773
  • Nicole™ Crafts Embroidery Hoop Wood 8 inch 104231947
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Disc/Circle 1 inch 7 pc. 104139646 (2)
  • Walnut Hollow Clock Movement 3/4 inch and Hands 104141964
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Orange 104106601 (or Other Coordinating Color)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Carousel Pink 104521681 (or Other Coordinating Color)
  • Elmer’s Foam Board 20 inch x 30 inch x 1/2 inch White 104132730
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 2 104464400
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • AA Battery
  • Fabric Marker
  • Iron and Pressing Surface
  • Scrap Piece of Paper
  • Pin or Tack
  • Scissors
Download Project Template