Vintage Fabric Memo Board

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Ok, I admit it…I’m a bit of hoarder when it comes to vintage fabric. I can’t help it. The sight of old floral curtains or a mid-century children’s bedspread makes me absolutely weak in the knees! The bins and bins of fabric in my garage are starting to tower over me so I think it’s time to either start selling (Tried & True Mercantile?) or using it. This Vintage Fabric Memo Board is a great way to use up and display some of my favorite fabric pieces!

Vintage Fabric Memo Board - A Tried & True ProjectI found these wonderfully huge 14″ embroidery hoops at the thrift store the other day and ended up bring four of them home. (Yes, four of them. It’s a disease.) They may be great for working on embroideries but they’re awesome for a quick memo board!

Vintage Fabric Memo Board - VinylI used my Silhouette Cameo to add the phrase “Good Morning, Sunshine!” to my vintage fabric (which was a curtain in it’s past life). I had considered leaving the fabric plain but this super cheery and bright fabric was just screaming to have a positive message added to it. Might be kinda annoying if you’re not a morning person but it works for me!

Vintage Fabric Memo Board - GlueAfter the vinyl has cooled down, I just sandwiched the fabric in the hoop, trimmed the edges, and secured to the back with a glue gun. All that was left to do was pop in a pre-cut foam core board circle and hang! You might want to buy a piece of cork-backed foam core if you’re planning on using your memo board often. More than likely, mine will be mostly decorative with pictures and notes I’ll forget to change out but at least I’ll put some of my vintage fabric to good use!

Vintage Fabric Memo Board - Organize in style!Interested in more Silhouette/Fabric goodness? Check out all these great projects from amazing bloggers:


  1. No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life
  2. No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom
  3. Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home
  4. Crawl, Walk, Bike by It’s Always Craft Time
  5. Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft
  6. DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional
  7. Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
  8. Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts
  9. Yoda Kid’s T-Shirt by Architecture of a Mom
  10. Mark Your Territory- Dog Flags by Black and White Obsession
  11. Nautical Pillows by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  12. Big Sister Gift & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
  13. Nerdy Baby Onesies + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
  14. Easy Easter Bunny Onesie – Silhouette Cameo Craft by Adventures in All Things Food & Family
  15. Fabric Envelopes for LEARNING LETTERS! (& cut file) by From Wine to Whine
  16. “Good Morning, Sunshine!” Memo Board by Tried & True
  17. Hearts-A-Lot Burlap Pillow Cover by My Paper Craze
  18. Baby Quilt by Dragonfly & Lily Pads
  19. Surprise Holiday Banner by Whats Next Ma
  20. “Team Betty” Tote Bag by The Thinking Closet
  21. DIY Sock Minion by Create it. Go!
  22. Pretty Up Some Organza Bags by Getsilvered
  23. Easy Heart Appliqued Onsies by Create & Babble
  24. Bleach Pen Gel & Freezer Paper Stencils Made with the Silhouette Machine by Bringing Creativity 2 Life
  25. Valentines Baby Onesie & Boy’s Shirt + Free Cut Files by The Frill of Life
  26. Valentine’s OWL Always Love You T-shirt by My Favorite Finds
  27. DIY Screen Printed Curtains by Chicken Scratch NY
  28. Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging by Terri Johnson Creates
  29. Glitter Iron-On Top by Simply Kelly Designs
  30. DIY Monogrammed T-shirts with Silhouette Heat Transfer Material by Pitter and Glink
  31. Birthday Challenge by Fadville
  32. Machine Applique with SIlhouette Cameo by The Sensory Emporium
  33. Fabric Applique Valentine’s Day T-Shirt by DailyDwelling
  34. “Cute as Cupid” shirt by crafts, cakes, and cats
  35. Sew Cute Applique by Life After Laundry
  36. Rhino Onesie by It Happens in a Blink
  37. Upcycled Birchbox Cameo Accesory Organizer by Cupcakes&Crowbars
  38. Customizing textiles with Heat Transfer Vinyl (working title) by feto soap
  39. Easy Fabric Art by McCall Manor
  40. Lady Bug Tote Bag with Silhouette Rhinestones by Ginger Snap Crafts
  41. Mommy and Em’s Coordinated Aprons by TitiCrafty
  42. Canvas sketch project and a share by Clever Someday
  43. Foxy Lady Pajamas by Mabey She Made It
  44. Teddy Bear by Work in Progress


  1. I really love how bright this project is. It makes me smile just looking at it! I’d love to make something like this for myself, especially one I can put right near my bed to greet me in the morning.


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