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Step 2: Place the fabric wrong side up and then place the board, wadding side down, in the centre.


fold the excess fabric at the end of one long side so that it lies flat along the edge of the short side of the board.


Starting at one long side, tape the wadding to the back of the board. Repeat with the opposite side making sure that you pull the wadding firmly across the front of the board as you do so. Repeat with the short sides. Trim the excess wadding from the corners by cutting out square shapes and then tape down securely.


Starting at one long side, pull the raw edge of the fabric to the back of the board and use the staple gun to secure in place.


Repeat with the opposite side, making extra sure that the fabric is taut across the front of the board. Place your staples no closer than 2cm to the edge of the board so that they won’t show once the back is covered with the calico.


To create a tidy finish to the corners, 13 | ukhandmade | Summer 2011


Manipulate the fabric at the edge of the short side of the board so that the fold aligns neatly with the end of the board.


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