How to mount a quilted piece on an artist canvas by Jean Boyd December 12, 2018 written by Jean Boyd December 12, 2018 894 Yesterday I showed you how to make the blocks for your modern button quilt. Now, let’s put everything together to create this little quilt. Sew the blocks together, alternating block 1 and block 2. Sew a 6½” x 12½” black border strip to each side. Sew a 6½” x 20½” black border strip to the top and bottom. Sew on the black borders Press. Layer quilt top, batting and backing and baste or press together. The low loft Fairfield batting or FAIRFIELD Fusi-BooTM Fusible Batting are perfect for this type of project. Quilt as desired. I used some simple straight line quilting with a variegated rayon thread. Use a variegated rayon thread and straight-line quilting.for an attractive finish. When the quilting is finished, it’s time to sew on the buttons. Did you know you could sew on buttons by machine? You probably have a button sewing foot in your box of sewing machine attachments. It looks like this. Button sewing foot Read the instructions in your machine manual for sewing on buttons – every machine is a little bit different. Sew a button in the center of each block using the button sewing foot. Of course, you could also sew them on by hand if you wish. Use a button sewing foot for a fast way to sew on buttons. If you’re sewing on a binding, you can do that now. If you want to mount your quilt on a stretcher frame, here’s what you need to do: Measure the quilt and the stretcher frame. Trim the quilt so you have enough fabric to go around the back of the frame. Serge or machine overcast the cut edges. Staple the quilt to the stretcher frame, on all 4 sides and leaving the corners un-stapled for now. Staple the edges to the stretcher frame first. At the corners, trim off some of the lining fabric and batting, so the corners won’t be too bulky and will fold more easily. Fold the corners over the frame and staple in place. Cut away some of the backing and batting in the corners. You could staple another piece of fabric to cover up the back, but it’s really ready to hang on the wall just as it is. Finished button quilt on an artist’s canvas stretcher frame Come back tomorrow and we’ll get started on another little button quilt using purple buttons from a “Bottle o’ Buttons” jar. Purple buttons for our next project This is part 3 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 2: For the love of buttons – making a modern button quilt Go to part 4: Using buttons instead of applique for a small quilt! [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs237Banyan Batiksbattingbottle o' buttonsbuttonsFairfieldfree patternsnotionswallhangings FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jean Boyd Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts. previous post For the love of buttons – making a modern button quilt next post Using buttons instead of applique for a small quilt! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... The trick to quilting for texture | Double... Create texture with thread painting and invisible thread... How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique... Quilt a table topper for all seasons –... An easy way to make an embroidered wall... 7 simple steps to lovely wool applique |... How to transfer designs to fabric | DMC... 6 easy steps to add glamour to your... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.