No Sew Porch Quilt DIY
The fall weather makes me think of cozying up under a warm quilt with a cup of hot chocolate, am I alone in that thought? Of course I also think of having a quilt laid out in the grass to watcha soccer game or have a picnic. Quilts really have so many uses. I am so fortunate to a have a few quilts my husband’s grandmother made, they are so wonderful. Of course with family heirlooms like that you don’t want to eat Cheetos and Kool Aid field side or hang them out on in the sun to fade like a porch quilt might do. This little project comes to you today alongside some other DIY crafts for fall, at the bottom you will see some other ideas that might just get your crafting to do list cram packed! Be sure to take a peek! I decided to take my current infatuation with stencils and make my very own no-sew porch quilt. Heavens knows my grandkids will never have a hand sewn quilt from me. From my mom yes, me, no way! But I can put some paint down.
I started out with these precious quilt stencils from Knick of Time’s Vintage Sign Stencils and part of a drop cloth. I measured the space I wanted to fill on my front porch and cut the drop cloth to fit. It has a giant seam down the side and I didn’t even hem the edges. I thought the frayed, worn look adds to the age. My mom will not believe I didn’t hem the edges. lol. Y’all a drop cloth is my answer to everything! They are fabulous!!!! Hey – quick sidebar…if you like this project and want to see more creative and budget friendly ideas then stick around! Join my friends and I will shoot you a quick e-mail when new projects are out!Next I measured the width of the stencils and did some math to see how many would fit across each way. Whatever odd amount was left is what I used to make up the frame. I taped the frame off with Frog Tape. Favorite new trick: run a damp rag down the edge of the tape to seal the edge. Only Frog tape has a special formula that does this, it really makes a difference! (here are some more project ideas to make with FrogTape.) I used black chalk paint and a large paint brush. The cloth takes up a good amount of paint, but the whole project only took me a 16 oz. jar of paint. This project lingered over a few days, I would finish one section and do the next later in the day or the following day. After the frame dried I worked my way on, careful to measure and re-measure before I started each new row. You can see the pattern is one I made up based on a format that used the size of the stencils best. I know there are popular quilt patterns you can follow, but I don’t sew, so I made it up as I went! For the stencils I used a large paint brush, always be careful to dab the paint and try not to push the paint under your stencil, paint toward the inside not outward. (if you need some more stencil tips go here) Keep going a layer in until you are complete. This DIY porch quilt would look good as a wall hanging and would be cute at a soccer game, it is easy enough to wash for sure! From the street this looks like a real quilt hanging on my porch and it ushers in fall with the promise of a cozy cuddle over at my house! You can see the rest of my fall home here. Where would you hang a no sew quilt like this? Have you ever seen or painted a barn quilt? I love those, but have no barn! I would love to see yours!
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Paint Brush or a small sponge brush paint roller
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