Quilted Memo Board

Important notes, school letters, appointments, play dates… this memo board will keep them organised and on display, so nothing gets forgotten again.

Things you will need:

  • I chose a tilda  blue fat quarter pack, cut into 12 pieces all 10.25″ x 10.25″
  •  5 tilda fabric covered buttons.
  • 40″x 30″piece of hardboard
  • Staple gun
  • Grey elasticated ribbon
  • 40″x 30″ wadding
  • 40″x 30″ backing fabric
  • 50″x 3/4″ wooden pole
  • 20mm spacer bar saddle pack of 2
  • Grey bias binding 150″
  • Pink thread, pins, needle, sewing machine, cutting mat, rotary cutter
  • PVA glue
  • light box
  • 505 temporary basting glue
  • removable fabric market pen
  • small piece of felt and a permanent marker

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Begin by sewing the square pieces of fabric together, using the seam allowance already added.

Once sewn together, put to one side, and get your backing fabric, you can either free motion this, or if like me, you prefer to follow a pattern, use your frixion pen to draw your design onto the backing fabric, to make this easier, use a light box. Sandwich together your 3 quilt layers, and use 505 temporary basting glue to hold them in place.

Lets go quilt…

Making the tabs…

Trim and square up the edges of the quilt and remove any excess wadding, add your bias binding all the way round the edge.

Chose a variety (5) of the fabric used in the main piece and cut them to 2.5″x 10.5″strips, using the seam allowance already added, sew the raw edges under and create a point as show in the photo above. Sew a button onto each tab for decoration, and add them to the quilt.

Using PVA glue, stick the hardboard to the back of the quilt, this will add stability. Using a staple gun, staple the ribbon in a cross pattern on the front of the quilt…

I used felt,cut into circles to cover the staples, but real buttons could be used and sewed in place.

Hanging your memo board…

I used 20mm white spacer bar saddle pack of 2 from my local hardware store – shown in the photo above.

Your memo board is complete and ready to be filled with all those important appointment cards and invites 🙂

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