As promised, you’ll find some free tutorials and ideas to create furniture and accessories for the Vintage Fabric/Quilt Shop below. Enjoy and have fun!
Display units have been created from medium weight chipboard. For fabrics, you can either use fabrics you have purchased or you can find tons of fabric images online that you can print onto fabric paper.
I’ve used this brand of fabric paper for all my shop fabrics: Jacquard InkJet Fabric Sheets
Use a self-healing mat image for the top of the cutting table. I found mine online. It should measure 1-1/2″ by 2-3/8″ printed. Apply the paper mat to a piece of med weight chipboard then cut it out. Stain or color the edges brown.
From medium weight chipboard cut the following . . .
- (1) 1-1/2″ by 2-3/8″ for the back (A)
- (2) 1-1/2″ by 1-7/16″ for inner sides (B1 & 2)
- (2) 1-1/2″ by 3/4″ for ends (C1 & 2)
- (1) 1-7/16 by 11/16″ for shelf (D)
- (1) 1-11/16″ by 2-9/16″ for base
Glue (A) to the underside edge of the top piece. Glue (C1) to the outside edge of (B1) and let it dry. Glue the left edge of (B1) to the back of (A) and the top of (B1 and C1) to the underside of the top piece.
Glue (C2) to the outside edge of (B2) and let dry. Glue shelf (D) into the center of this unit as seen below. Glue the shelf unit into the larger unit like you did the other side.
Glue the base piece on the bottom.
Now paint everything but the top of the piece with whatever color of acrylic paint you like. Be sure to spray seal the piece when finished.
For this simple wall shelf, I had found some oval shaped pieces of wood that I’ll cut and join back together. You could use chipboard and round the edges if you want. The shelf measures 2-1/2″ long. Paint the shelf and glue to a wall in the shop.
Next add the acrylic shelves to the lit recessed area. I’ve used the 0.20 acrylic listed in my “Need Supplies” section of the blog and cut two pieces to about 3/4″ by 2-3/4″. Measure your recessed area and cut your own pieces to fit snug but not tight enough that the acrylic bends when placed into the area.
Cut 8 strips of chipboard 3/4″ long by 1/8″ wide. These will be glued to the top and bottom ends of each acrylic shelf as braces when placed into the recessed area. When dry, glue the shelves into the recessed area as seen below.
Now lets build a simple shelving unit for the front window area.
Cut chipboard pieces:
- 1-1/8″ by 2-7/8″
- 3/4″ by 2-7/8″
- (2) 3/4″ by 1-1/16″
- 3/4″ by 1″
Attach the pieces as seen below then paint the entire piece.
Glue the window unit into the front bay window area as seen below.
Now we are going to make a box to hold bolts of fabrics. Cut a strip of chipboard 3/4″ by 3-1/2″. Starting at the left short edge, score twice – not cutting thru the chipboard – at 3/4″ from the edge. Score again 2″ over to the right from the first score line. Fold the ends backwards and paint the entire piece.
Attach the piece to the floor and wall as seen below.
Now cut three strips of chipboard: 3/4″ by 3-14″ and paint them entirely. These will be shelves to hold folded fabrics on the right side wall.
Glue two shelves to the back and side wall then glue the last piece to the edges of the two shelves, the floor and the side wall as seen below.
You could add a second bolt box to the left side and more shelves on the left side if you like. Or create a floor bin for holding fabric bolts along the left side wall as seen below.
The bottom piece is 3/4″ wide by 3-1/4″ long. The upright pieces are 3/4″ by 1″.
So that’s it for all the shop fixtures! I had planned a few more items but unfortunately, during our kitchen remodel the shop was destroyed beyond repair. Sorry all.
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