How to Make Decoupaged Floor Quilts

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Things You'll Need

  • Quilt design
  • Measuring tape
  • Canvas
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Fabric decoupage glue
  • Paint brush

Create a floor quilt from scrap or designer fabric without sewing. Decoupage glue secures fabric to a canvas backing and prevents the fabric from fraying, eliminating the need for difficult, time-consuming sewing. Use a floor quilt as decoration, a lounger, or a crumb catcher. After a drying time of 72 hours, the decoupage floor quilt is a washable and durable piece of decorative artwork.

Draw your design on a piece of paper, or choose a quilt design from a quilting book or magazine.

Measure and cut the canvas backing to the desired size and shape of the finished quilt.

Cut the fabric pieces that will create the pattern of the quilt, without adding additional inches for overlays or hems since none are needed, and lay out the pieces on the canvas to verify that the pieces fit well together. Adjust the pieces as necessary to fit in the pattern.

Apply fabric paint to the back of each piece of fabric using a paint brush and press the fabric firmly to the canvas. If smaller pieces overlap or lay on top of larger pieces to create the pattern, glue the smaller pieces onto the larger pieces first creating a finished block in a manner similar to creating a quilting block when sewing. Then glue the finished block onto the appropriate area of the canvas backing.

Cover the entire quilt with decoupage glue when the pieces have been set in place. Ensure that the edges of the quilt are fully coated.

Allow to dry a minimum of 72 hours before using.


About the Author

Chasity Goddard has been writing poetry, fiction and nonfiction since 1996. Her work has appeared in "Backspace" magazine, "Sepia Literary Magazine" and the "Plowman Press." Goddard holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing with a specialization in women's studies from the University of Tennessee.

Photo Credits

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