Fabric Editions Wall Plaque & Stash It Stack

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by Debbie Graves, Fabric Editions

Fabric Editions Wall Plaque & Stash It Stack

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the paint nor the Mod Podge. Download and print project template. Do not prewash fabrics. Press fabrics and trim off selvages before beginning project. Use a 1/4 inch seam allowance and sew fabrics with right sides together (RST) unless otherwise noted. Backstitch at the beginning and end of a seam to secure stitches.
  • 2
    Clip It Wall Plaque:
    Take clothespins apart. Paint the clothespin pieces and plaque using several coats of paint to cover completely. Allow paint to dry between coats.
    To make a pattern for the top surface of the plaque, place a piece of paper slightly larger than the plaque centered on top.
    Hold the paper in place and using the side of a pencil or crayon, mark the edges of the raised surface of the plaque. Remove paper and cut out on marked line.
    Using the paper pattern, cut out the cover from a coordinating fat quarter.
    Use Mod Podge to adhere the cover to the front. Allow to dry completely and add several more coats to seal and protect the fabric.
    On the back of the plaque, attach the hanger 1 inch from center, top edge.
    Cut three 1-3/8 inch x 5-7/8 inch clothespin covers from remaining coordinating fat quarter, centering design motifs as desired (Diagram A of the template). Cut each cover into two pieces: 1-3/8 inch x 4-3/4 inch and 1-3/8 inch x 1-1/8 inch.
    Lay out three clothespin halves with flat sides up. Following manufacturer’s instructions, use Mod Podge to adhere the cover pieces to the clothespins. Allow to dry completely and add several coats to seal and protect the fabric. Trim slightly if necessary. Note: Center motifs (if applicable). When thoroughly dry, reassemble clothespins so that each has fabric on one side.
    On the front of the plaque, find the center and measure 1-1/4 inch down from the top edge; lightly mark.
    Then, measure and mark 3-1/2 inch on each side of the center (Diagram B of the template). With fabric facing up, center the middle clothespin. Place the tops and inner edges of remaining clothespins along the marks. Use wood glue to attach to the plaque; leave flat and allow glue to dry completely.
  • 3
    Stash it Sack:
    Cut the non-directional fat quarter in half horizontally into two 21 inch x 9 inch pieces. Set one piece aside. Fold remaining piece in half with RST matching the short ends. Mark 2-1/2 inch from the top corners along the sides. Starting and stopping at the marks, sew the side seams 1/2 inch from the edge of the fabric (Diagram C of the template).
    Press the seam allowances open at the top edges of the bag. Stitch 1/4 inch from the opening to hold seam allowances in place on both sides of casing (Diagram D of the template).
    Fold the top edges 1/4 inch to the wrong side; press well. Fold over again to the marks on the sides; press. Pin edges and stitch 1/4 inch from both the top and bottom folds to make the casing (Diagram E of the template). Turn sack right side out.
    Cut two 20 inch pieces of ribbon for drawstrings and attach safety pin to the end of one ribbon. At one side opening, feed safety pin through the entire casing until it comes out the casing on the same side where it was inserted. Remove safety pin and tie ends together with an overhand knot. Repeat with the second ribbon, starting at the opposite side of the sack.
    Repeat, if desired, to make a second drawstring sack (optional).
    Hang plaque as desired and use clothespins to attach sack(s), notes, etc.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • 18 inch x 21 inch Fabric Palette Fat Quarters of Your Choice (2 Coordinating Fat Quarters for Plaque and up to 2 for Sack - see step 3)
  • Walnut Hollow Pine Innkeeper Plaque 9 inch x 19 inch 104147256
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Clothespin 6 inch 104149218 (3)
  • Coordinating Acrylic Paint (about 4 oz.)
  • Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer Glue and Finish 8 oz. Matte 104107932
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 4 104464403
  • Loew-Cornell Sponge Brush 2 inch 104114531
  • Elmer's Carpenter Wood Glue Max 8 oz. 104143041
  • Coordinating Ribbon
  • Picture Hanger and Picture Hanger Hardware
  • Paper
  • Safety Pin
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron
Download Project Template