Fabric Storage On The Wall! {DIY temporary fabric art}

Some of that fabric you have hidden away in your cupboard or on your little fat quarter shelf is too pretty to be hidden away. Put it on display on your wall! The best part about this storage, um… home decor, is that when you think of the perfect project for that FQ or half-yard, it’s easy to take it down.

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Earlier this month my sister Beka sent me this beautiful bundle of Joel Dewberry fat quarters in the mail! She is so sweet, I don’t know what I would do without her. {By the way, if you absolutely must have the exact same fabric I used for this project, I noticed that it’s on sale right now at Craftsy. Just sayin’.}

I petted and adored the fabric for a day, and then it was time to clean up so I sadly put it away in my fat quarter cupboard.

Then later I was shopping at Michaels and I saw these inexpensive square canvases and the idea hit me – my fabric needs to go on the wall!

To hang your fabric on the wall in this arrangement, you will need:

  • 9 canvases, 12” square
  • 9 fat quarters of fabric (1/2 yard pieces will work okay too)
  • about 36 pins

Start by pressing the wrinkles from your fat quarters, especially the middle part.

Lay a piece of fabric right side down on your work surface, and place a canvas on top. Fold the top and bottom up.

Fold the sides like a present, folding in the corners and then the point.

Place a pin at each corner.

And now you can hang it up!


Since the fabric covered canvases are so light, I used simple hangers and finishing nails.

To hang up 9 canvases in a square formation, find the center of your wall, and make a pencil mark. Using a tape measure and a ruler, make a mark 14” directly above the center and 14” below. Then make marks 14” to the left and right of your center mark. Add 4 more marks in the corners, each 14” from the others.

Place a hanger 1” below each pencil mark. Then erase the pencil marks if they show.

Hang up your canvases! It’s a bit tricky to balance them since the fabric makes them uneven, but be patient.

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