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!

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Trim the stabilizer along the placement guide that you drew earlier.

Trim stabilizer to the size of the poster board
Following the placement guide, trim the stabillizer.

Secure the edges of the fabric along the edges of the posterboard by pinning through the back side. Next, fold the corners down at a 45-degree angle, and secure with glue. Then fold the top and bottom edges down.

Glue corners down at a 45 degree angle
You can use a glue stick to keep the corners in place.

Hold the top and bottom edges down with some pins.

Pin top/bottom edges over the poster board
I pin right through the posterboard, batting, and embroidery into the cutting board.

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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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