Monday, January 16, 2017

DIY Wood Quilt

Do you have scrap wood and scrap fabric coming out your eyeballs because you just can't bear to throw it out?  Guilty party here so I'm always looking for ways to combine wood and fabric and today I'm showing you how to make this diy wood quilt.

diy wood quilt using scrap fabric

I went with a simple diagonal pattern changing up the fabric for each row, the pattern possibilities are endless because we're working with squares.  Search online for 'quilt patterns using squares' and you'll find a bazillion combinations.

diy wood quilt

I made this wall decor wood quilt for my mother-in-law for her birthday and she happens to like purple and lilac colors so I pulled all different shades from my scrap fabric stash for this project.  

Using the fabrics I had on hand I altered the lights and darks as well as large patterns versus smaller scale patterns to keep the final piece interesting.

scrap wood and fabric wall quilt

All of the wood squares are attached to a plywood backing and then framed out in natural pine to complete the piece.

scrap wood and fabric wall quilt

Imagine if you made a giant version of this!  I definitely want to make something enormous like 4' x 4' with all these small 1 1/2" squares, it would be so cool!

diy scrap fabric and wood quilt

  • 2x2 scrap wood cut into 5/8" thick slices
  • scrap fabric (1 1/2" squares minimum)
  • decoupage matte for fabric
  • paint brush or foam brush
  • scissors
  • 1/4" plywood (cut to size)
  • wood glue
  • 1x2 pine board (for frame)
  • nail gun and 1 1/4" finish nails

fabric decoupage onto wood slices

Step 1: Attach fabric to wood squares using decoupage.  Paint the decoupage on the wood and then press fabric smooth.  Let dry.

fabric decoupage onto wood slices

Step 2: Trim excess fabric around edge of wood square.

fabric decoupage onto wood slices

Step 3: Lay out wood squares in desired pattern.

wood quilt squares onto plywood backing

Step 4: Cut 1/4" plywood backing to size of wood squares.  Slather backing with wood glue and place squares in position.

wood quilt squares onto plywood backing

Step 5: Place a scrap piece of plywood on top of wood squares making a sandwich and then clamp down until dry.

attach frame to wood quilt

Step 6: Cut a frame from 1x2 boards and attach with wood glue and 1 1/4" finish nails.

Attach a sawtooth hanger to center top back for hanging.

diy scrap wood quilt

For more ideas and project inspiration using scrap wood check out these posts:

diy wood planked quilt wall art

diy framed wall quilt

diy scrap wood wall art

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