We have the bed and the quilt cover. Not my initial choice, but I have gone with it and decided to decorate the room using many different pink tones and fabrics.
I want to put up some pictures, but my artistic skills only stretch so far. So I had an idea, why not cover a canvas in fabric. You get a inexpensive and beautiful picture. So here is the tutorial for how I did it.
I got my 3 canvas's from Lincraft as they are pretty cheap - $5.00 each for 10" x 10". Many other places sell them and they vary in price. You will also need a staple gun or some picture tacks and a hammer. I bought a staple gun from Bunnings for $20.00 - which is pretty heavy duty and came with a lot of staples.
Find the fabric that you want to use. I have used Joel Dewberry's Sparrows. I have ironed the fabric a couple of times to make sure that there are no creases in it. Place the fabric over the canvas to decide what part of the fabric looks best.
Once you have selected what part of the fabric you want. Cut around the canvas, leaving enough allowance on each of the four sides to stretch around to the back.
Take the fabric away and place it right side down onto your work surface, placing the canvas on top of it. Check that you have it in the correct position. Bring the fabric around to the back of the canvas (on the left hand side) Dont stretch the fabric at this stage. You want to put one staple in the middle (as shown below)
Once you have put in the first staple, you can gently stretch the fabric on the opposite side, putting one staple in the middle. Continue this with the top and the bottom edges of the canvas.
Now you need to work on the corners. These are pretty tricky. The easiest way that I found was to get one of the side end pieces and fold it into a triangle on the bottom edge of the canvas and then the triangle can be brought over to the back on the canvas. Have a couple of goes and work out which is best for you. The aim is to make it as neat as possible. I am left handed, so probably a bit un-co, but you may find a much simplier way of doing it.
Once you have folded down all corners, you can staple down all of the fabric on each of the sides, stretching the fabric gently as you go.
Cut all of the overhang fabric off. This has no purpose really, but makes it a bit neater.
Three covered canvas's that are ready for hanging in a big girls bedroom.