Back to School — Bulletin Board


It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year already… the school shopping is done, kids are packing their backpacks, and parents are planning lunches and working on school-year schedules. Where did our Summer go??

We thought it might be fun to share some back-to-school projects that you can either make yourself, or enlist a few little helpers;). From skirts to pencil rolls, backpacks to bulletin boards, we’ll have a little something for everyone! Check back here every day this week and next for something new and have fun!!


To kick things off… check out this fabulous bulletin board made by Alexandra Henry for her lovely (and talented) granddaughter Charlene. It’s a great spot to tack up reminders and encouraging words for after school studying and it never hurts to showcase a few photos of loved ones for some extra inspiration!

Bulletin Board
Add a photo of your child’s favorite pet while creating this useful cloth bulletin board. The bulletin board features a checkerboard border that can be matched to the room’s decor. The finished bulletin board measures 18” x 20”. Sewn by Alexandra Henry & Charlene Allison.

Materials Needed
— 1/4 yard width of fabric cut of Light Fabric for Checkerboard
— 1/4 yard width of fabric cut of Medium Fabric for Checkerboard
— 1/2 yard White Fabric for Background
— One 22″ x 20″ rectangle for Backing Fabric
— 1-1/2 yards Pellon® 520 Deco-Fuse™
— 1 yard Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
— 1/2 yard Pellon® EK130 Easy-Knit®
— 1 Photo Transfer Sheet
— 3 yards Jumbo Rick Rack
— 1 Spool 3/4″ Decorative Ribbon
— 1 Spool 1/2″ Decorative Ribbon (optional)
— One 14″ piece Cording
— Decorative Straight Pins
— Thread

Tools Needed
— Sewing Machine & Related Supplies
— Rotary Cutter & Related Supplies

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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BioPhotoAlexandraHenry-edit1Alexandra Henry is an award winning needle artist. She has been an avid quilter and needle artist since childhood. Her first quilt, made when she was 5 years old, was a crazy quilt. She also paints watercolors, portraits and pen and ink drawings. Alexandra designed needlework, including pulled thread and hardangar designs for many years before she started producing her own quilt patterns and books. She incorporates needlework in many of her quilt designs. Alexandra uses many Pellon® products, including fusible interfacing for clothing, Wonder-Web® and Wonder-Under® for applique, tear-away and fusible stabilizers for machine embroidery and Legacy™ by Pellon® Batting for quilts. She loves the quality, ease of use, and flexibility of Pellon® products.

Alexandra started teaching needlework and quilting while in her twenties and has taught classes all over the country. She is currently teaching at the local quilt shop in her community.

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