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Pretty Patchwork Frame

Get inspired by the pretty patchwork you love on quilts! Cozy up a frame for your favorite photo with colorful fabric swatches and Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage™.



  1. Sand wood frame smooth. Squeeze a puddle of white acrylic paint onto foil then paint entire frame. Let thoroughly dry – a blow dryer will speed this step – then sand again. Brush on another coat of paint and let dry.
  2. Measure and cut a piece of fabric to fit bottom section of frame, cutting slightly smaller than area, then use pinking shears to trim around entire shape.
  3. Use pinking shears to cut approximately 1” squares from fabrics. Line up rows on frame and trim as needed for a narrow border of white to show between each square as shown.
  4. Squeeze a puddle of Collage Pauge onto foil. Working in small sections at a time along top edge of frame, brush on an even coat to section of frame. Position fabric piece in place then brush another coat of Collage Pauge over the top. Place next square in place and repeat step. Fill in remainder of frame, adding large fabric piece on lower section. Let dry.
  5. Cut or tear desired words from magazine or book pages and decoupage into place, slightly overlapping as shown.
  6. Use pinking shears to cut a thin strip of fabric to fit around edge of frame. Decoupage into place and let dry.
  7. Thread needle with 6 strands of lime embroidery floss then sew several times through hole in buttons, knotting ends in front. Trim ends.
  8. Use Fabric Fusion to glue ribbon along lower edge of frame as shown, folding ends to back and gluing in place. Tie ribbon into a bow, trim ends then glue in place. Glue buttons in place on left side of frame.


  • 1” wide flat brush
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery floss – lime
  • Acrylic paint – white
  • Foil
  • Blow dryer (optional)
  • Ribbon – lime – 1 yard
  • Wood frame
  • Sanding block
  • Fabric – scraps of coordinating colors
  • (3) Buttons –1” – colors to match
  • Words cut from magazines or books
  • Pinking shears
  • Needle with large eye

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