Easy Projects from Beacon Fabric & Notions and Roc-lon®



 

 

 




 

































































































































 








 

 

When I went to Quilt Mart, 2009,  I found this exciting fabric Multi-Purpose Cloth by Roc-lon®. My mind went into overdrive
with all the neat ideas you could use it for. Since it does not ravel and has a smooth surface, it works well for no-sew as well as
sewn projects. It takes acrylic paints without bleeding and is easy to embroider. Contact us for a free sample of this fabric and
get your creative mind going. I am also excited about the book "Floorquilts!" by Ellen Highsmith Silver.  It has lots of creative
Decoupage ideas for no sew fun with floor cloths. I have used either the Multi-Purpose Cloth or Artists Canvas for the
projects in the book. I want to thank Roc-lon for providing  many of the project ideas below.
Happy Sewing

Lydia Morgan





 

Sunflower Floorcloth

Supplies Needed     

Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ 21" x 35" - White
Acrylic Paints:  Dark Green, Light Green, Bright Yellow, Gold, Brown
Poly-Acrylic sealer
#12 artist brush
Liner brush
Poly-Acrylic sealer brush
Jumbo sunflower stamp and Leaf stamp (Or stamps of your choice. Be creative!)
Stencil tape
Scissors
Super Grip (to prevent floor cloth from slipping)

Construction

Cut one piece of Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ 21" x 35"
Refer to Picture, at left, for Placement, when painting design.

 Lattice Instructions 

Place stencil tape diagonally across lattice area leaving a one-inch space between each piece of tape.  Mix Textile Medium,
Dark Green and Light Green together to get a Medium Green color.  Paint taped off area of lattice with Medium Green. 
Paint one side of each lattice with Dark Green to shade.  Remove stencil tape.  Let dry.  Place stencil tape diagonally
across painted lattice stripes in the opposite direction.  Paint this open area with Medium Green.  Paint one side of each
lattice with Dark Green to shade.  Remove stencil tape.  Let dry.

 Sunflowers Instructions 

Stamp sunflowers around border of floor cloth.  Brush sunflower stamp petals with Bright Yellow and shade with Gold. 
Reload stamp with paint for each sunflower.  Brush sunflower stamp centers with Brown.  See picture for placement.  Let dry.

 Leaves Border Instructions 

Brush Dark Green onto one side of leaf stamp and Light Green on the other.  Stamp various size leaves around sunflowers. 
Reload the stamp with paint for each leaf.  Paint squiggles and leaf stems with Dark Green.  Let dry.

 Finishing 

Let the floor cloth dry thoroughly.    Following directions, on the can, brush 4 to 6 coats of Poly-Acrylic Sealer over front of
floor cloth.  Brush two coats of Poly-Acrylic Sealer onto backside of floor cloth.  Let dry thoroughly, then apply Super Grip
to the underside of the floor cloth, following instructions on the can.

 

Hands Floor/Wall  Cloth-
(by Riley Miller age 6 with the help of mom)

Supplies Needed             

Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ 21" x 35" - White
Acrylic Paints:  Green, Yellow, Blue, Orange. Poly-Acrylic sealer spray or brush on Paint Brush-Foam brush worked great.
Masking  or Stencil Tape
Pinking Shears

Super Grip (to prevent floor cloth from slipping)

Construction 
Cut one piece of Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ 21" x 35"
Refer to Picture, at left, for Placement, when painting design. Place tape so you form squares.  With the Yellow Paint,
Paint each square and let it dry.   The above was done with my Grandsons Hands. Decide how you want to place
your design or hand print. We then painted  my grandsons hands and helped him place them down on the
Multi-Purpose Cloth™.  Let it dry and then remove the tape.  Optional: Use Pinking sheers around the edges. 

 Finishing 

Let the floor cloth dry thoroughly.   
For Floorcloths, following directions, on the can, brush 4 to 6 coats of Poly-Acrylic Sealer over front of floor cloth. 
Brush two coats of Poly-Acrylic Sealer onto backside of floor cloth.  Let dry thoroughly, then apply Super Grip to
the underside of the floor cloth, following instructions on the can.
For Wall Hanging With Poly- Acrylic Sealer paint or spray put 2 coats on both sides, following directions on the can. 
Be as creative as you want!
 





Make Up Bag

Supplies Needed   

Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ - White 2 – 10”w x 7”h pieces for front and back
7” White Zipper
Acrylic craft paint
Clear acrylic spray paint – non-Yellowing
Paint brushes
Fray Check
Rotary cutter
Mat
Quilters ruler

Construction  

Use a basting stitch to stitch the front and back together along one 10” side using a ½” seam allowance. 
Press seam open.  Center the zipper, right side down, on top of the wrong side of the seam. 
Stitch zipper in place following the sewing guide line on the zipper tape.  Clip the seam open and
unzip the zipper halfway.  With right sides together, stitch the side seams together, getting as close
as you can to the metal tabs on both ends of the zipper. If you have a serger, serge on top of this
stitching to remove excess and to seal the seam.  If you do not have a serger, use a zig zag stitch
on top of your original stitching. Trim the seam close to the stitching.  Stitch the bottom seam using
a ¼” seam allowance.  Finish as you did for the side seams.  In the corners, with right sides together,
pinch the side seam down on top of the bottom seam and stitch across using a 1” seam allowance. 
Repeat for the other corner.  Trim close to the seam.  Use Fray Chek on all corners of the bag to
prevent the Thread  from unravelling.  Turn bag right side out. 

Painting 

Decide on a design for the bag.  Use a good quality acrylic craft paint to paint the design on the bag. 
Finish it off by spraying with a clear, acrylic gloss paint to help keep the bag clean and to protect the
paint. If you are not a artist, consider decorating the bag with machine embroidery, applique or stamping
a design with acrylic paint and rubber stamps.



Personalized Water Bottle

Supplies Needed  

Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ - White 1 piece 3” wide x distance around the bottle plus 1”
½ yard of Rick Rack (optional decorative edge)
Water bottle
Embroidery Thread or Acrylic Paint ( depending on your design)
White Hook and Loop (adhesive style for no sew project)- 3” of each side
Pinking Shears
Rotary cutter
Mat
Quilters ruler

 Construction 

Sewn Method: Make your Design, Embroidery or Stenciled on your piece of cloth.  Use the pinking shears
to pink the long edges of the cloth.  Attach the rick rack  close to the pinked edges and stitch in place. 
Place cloth on bottle and observe how much it overlaps in the back.  Stitch Hook and Loop in place on ends
of fabric.  Place cloth on water bottle and close in place with hook and loop. 
No Sew Method:
Make a design on your piece of fabric using Acrylic Paints or Fabric Paints. Use the
pinking shears to pink along edges of cloth or leave as a straight edge. Place cloth on Bottle and see how much
overlap is on the back. Place adhesive Back Hook and Loop in Place. 



Painted Tote Bag

Supplies Needed   

Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ - White
    2 – 14 ½”h x 20 ½”w for front and back
    1 – 10 ½” square for bottom
    2 – 20” x 2” for handles
Acrylic craft paint
Clear Acrylic Spray paint – non-Yellowing
Paint brushes
Rotary cutter
Mat
Quilters ruler

Construction 

Place a small mark in the center of each side of the bottom piece.  Also place a small mark on the bottom edge
of the front and back to mark the center.  Stitch the front to the back along the sides using a ¼” seam allowance. 
Match center marks on the bottom piece with the seams and center marks on the bag.    Stitch one bottom side
to the bag, beginning and ending ¼” from the bottom corner. Use a ¼” seam allowance.  Repeat this process
on the side exactly opposite of the one you just did.  Stitch the third and fourth sides in the same manner. 
Turn the top of the bag down 1 ¼” toward the inside and press. Fold the straps in half lengthwise.  Stitch close
to the long raw edges.  On the inside of the bag, measure in 5” from each bag side seam at the top and place a mark. 
Center the strap ends on this mark, keeping the short edge of each strap even with the raw edge of the turned down top. 
Baste in place.  Turn the bag right side out.  Topstitch 1” down from the top of the bag all the way around to secure
the straps and the turned down top edge. Topstitch again ¼” away from the top edge of the bag.  

Painting  

Decide on a design for the bag.  Use a good quality Acrylic craft paint to paint the design on the bag.  Finish it off by
spraying with a clear, Acrylic Gloss paint to help keep the bag clean and to protect the paint. If you are not a painter,
consider decorating the bag with machine embroidery, Applique or stamping a design with acrylic paint and rubber stamps!

 

 



 

Eyeglass Case

Supplies Needed 

Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ - White 7” x 14” piece
Pinking Shears
Acrylic craft paint
Clear acrylic spray paint – non-yellowing
Paint brushes
Rotary cutter
Mat
Quilters ruler

Construction  

Fold cloth in half so that 7” sides meet.  Stitch down the 7” side using a ¼” seam allowance.  Use the pinking shears
to pink this edge, close to the stitching.

 Painting 

Decide on a design for the holder.  Use a good quality acrylic craft paint to paint the design on the holder.  Finish it off
by spraying with a clear, acrylic gloss paint to help keep the holder clean and to protect the paint. If you are not a painter,
consider decorating the holder with machine embroidery, applique or stamping a design with acrylic paint and rubber stamps.

 


 



 

 

Checker Board and Checker Bag

Supplies Needed  

Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ - White
     20" square for game board
     6” square for bag for game pieces
9 yards of ¼” wide checked ribbon (optional)
½ Yd of cord if not using ribbon
1 roll of ¼” wide fusible web of your choice
Red and Black acrylic paint
Clear acrylic spray paint – non-Yellowing
Paint brushes
Fray Check (if using ribbon)
Pencil
Rotary cutter
Mat
Quilters ruler


Checkers!

 Checker Board Construction   

Using the pencil and ruler, draw a 16” x 16” square within the 20” piece of cloth.  Divide the 16” square into 64 small 2” squares. 
In other words, divide it into 8 - 2” squares across by 8 - 2” squares down.  Beginning in the lower left hand corner, paint
the square red.  Alternate with black, red and so on as you go across the first row.  Begin the next row with black. 
Alternate with red, black and so on as you go across the second row.  Repeat this pattern for the rest of the squares. 
If your are not using the ribbon tape edge to form a straighter line for painting. If using  ribbon they will separate the rows
 and squares so there is no need to tape the squares before painting.  Just be careful not to run the colors together too closely! 
When you are finished painting, spray entire game board with clear acrylic paint.  Apply 2 coats, allowing to dry in between coats.
Apply Steam-a-Seam® to the wrong side of 8 yards of the ribbon, following manufacturer’s instructions.  Remove paper backing. 
Beginning on one side, center ribbon on one vertical line.  Trim to fit.  Fuse in place, following manufacturer’s instructions. 
Continue with the next vertical line and so on until all vertical lines are covered.  Then fuse the horizontal lines. 
Apply Fray Check to all exposed ribbon ends to prevent fraying.  Spray entire board with acrylic paint one more time. 
Allow to dry. Using the quilters ruler and rotary cutter, trim border of the game board to about 2” or as you desire.
Fold 1/2 yard of the remaining checked ribbon in half.  Stitch the fold of this piece to one side of the game board. 
Roll the board up from the opposite side and tie it in place with the ribbon. Straight cut the edge if you are not using the ribbon.  

 Checker Board Construction  

Fold one side of the cloth down 1”. Press lightly. Stitch close to the raw edge of the folded end.  This is the casing for the ribbon. 
Fold the cloth in half so that the casing is at the top of the bag.  Stitch the side seam using a ¼” seam allowance, beginning
just beneath the casing.  Stitch across the bottom using ¼” seam allowance.  Turn right side out.  Insert the remaining ½ yard
of ribbon through the casing.  Knot ends.  Decorate the outside of the bag with small red and black squares.  Store checkers in bag.



Baby Album Cover 


Supplies Needed

Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ - White (Make pattern first to determine amount needed. see construction below)
*CD-ROM image of your choice (specific image shown listed below)
** High quality iron-on transfer of your choice (specific product shown listed below)
Embroidery Thread
Pencil
Rotary cutter
Mat
Quilters ruler

Construction 

Lay the album on the paper.  Trace across the top and bottom.  Open the album, one cover at a time and trace, adding 5” to the sides. 
Repeat for the other side.  Add ¼” to the top and bottom.  Cut the pattern out.  Put the pattern on the book and see if you like the way it fits. 
The top and bottom will be a little wide; these will be trimmed in the next step.  If the cover is wider than you like, trim it. 
Cut the pattern from the Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™.

Place the cover on the album and fold the sides under to form the holders for the covers.  Mark placement for embroidered name. 
Embroider the name on the cover.  Place cover on the book again and check placement.  Stitch the folded ends in place using
 ¼” seam allowance.  Trim close to the stitching and continue trimming across the top and bottom of the cover so that it is even.

Print the image onto the iron-on transfer following manufacturer’s instructions.  Use only one sheet in the printer at a time for
best results.  Cut image out.  
Remove the paper backing from the transfer.  Center the image above the name on the front of the cover.  Fuse the image following
manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure and use the parchment paper manufacturer recommends when pressing transfer in place. 

* Click-n-Craft® Little Ones CD-ROM Image from the Vintage Workshop®
** Click-n-Craft® Iron-On-Transfer II from the Vintage Workshop®

 


"Floorquilts!" by Ellen Highsmith Silver- Fabric Decoupage Floorcloths- No-Sew Fun

This book is so colorful and exciting to look thru and then the projects themselves are fun and fast to do.
I have used the Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™. or the Artists Canvas as my base fabric for my project and then went to my stash for the rest.
The book includes  floor cloths ideas and pattern for Dog or Cat feeding mat as well as placemats, bookmarks, coaster and lots more.
Gives great ideas for a quilt look floor cloth and how to miter the corners professionally. The project ideas are great  for children and teens.
The book explains the no sewing method of finishing off the floorcloth or mat. Just the thing to give your home a new look without lots of effort.

 

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