How to Frame Your Own Embroidered Masterpiece

comments (2) October 6th, 2008     

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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Heres my tag sale picture frame with a face lift, featuring an original floral embroidery that you can stitch out, too—for a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure!
Heres my tag sale picture frame.
Put the frame together with the fabric you are going to embroider on to help choose the color threads you are going to use.
Heres my tag sale picture frame with a face lift, featuring an original floral embroidery that you can stitch out, too—for a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure!

Here's my tag sale picture frame with a face lift, featuring an original floral embroidery that you can stitch out, too—for a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure!

Photo: Jen Stern
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Place the embroidered design face down, and position the mat so that the design is centered in the opening. Trace around the opening to mark the placement of the posterboard backing.

Use the openin in the mat to trace the position of the poster board on the back
Make sure you are marking the stabilizer and not the right side of your fabric.

Draw a square or rectangle onto the posterboard that is 1/2 inch larger than the opening in the mat.

Make a square or rectangle 1/2
Make your marking dark enough that you can see it through the thin poly batting.

Use a glue stick to adhere the thin layer of poly batting on top of the posterboard. Cut out the square.

Cut out poster board and poly batting to size  

Gluing the poly batting to the posterboard keeps them together so you can cut them out in one step.

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JenniferStern writes: You can easily cut an opening for your embroidery using a super sharp craft knife. Draw faint lines with a pencil to create the shape you need. If you are making a square or rectangle, use a ruler to make nice straight lines. Firmly hold the ruler along the line and cut along the line with the craft knife. Before you remove the center piece carefully check to be sure the mat is completely cut out...especially in the corners!
Posted: 3:04 pm on November 13th
Rooty_Tooty writes: This is wonderful! Professional framing is sooo expensive! Now, would someone please be so kind as to provide some simple directions for cutting mat board?
Posted: 11:22 pm on November 12th
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