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Old 04-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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I am making a top for a card box. It has batting and fabric on top of foam board. We were using a staple gun (I know, tacky), but it worked well. As we are making more of these, I really hate the look of the staples. Also, the staples do not work well with certain fabrics (cause runs, etc). Does anyone have any other ideas about how I could attach the fabric and batting? The problem is that there is a slit in the middle because of the slot for cards. Any ideas are appreciated!! Pix are below. Thanks!!
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Have you tried a hot glue gun? Because it will just be used to put cards in, and not opened and closed over and over, I think hot glue should hold up just fine. Do you have lots of time to test different ideas?

You can also glue a piece of fabric (carefully cut to match the underside of your lid) over your raw edges to cover up the staples, or just the messy fabric to make the under side look neater. If you think anyone will see it, that is! It will be fussy because of the card slot, but it would definitely polish the look of the project.
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I like Angela's idea. The hot glue would be easy to work with and covering the edges would give it a nice finished look.

How many of them do you have to make amykat?

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Hot glue dries up over time. You could use thick tacky glue and use spring clips to hold it in place while it dries. Or you could use E6000- which will set much faster or even fabric glue. Just pull your fabric taught while gluing. Also I would suggest using a very thin batting. A thick batting causes it to wrinkle in the corners of the slot. If you want it to look even nicer. You could cover the inside of the lid (after the top is glued in place) with felt or matching fabric.
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I am making a top for a card box. It has batting and fabric on top of foam board. We were using a staple gun (I know, tacky), but it worked well. As we are making more of these, I really hate the look of the staples. Also, the staples do not work well with certain fabrics (cause runs, etc). Does anyone have any other ideas about how I could attach the fabric and batting? The problem is that there is a slit in the middle because of the slot for cards. Any ideas are appreciated!! Pix are below. Thanks!!
use hot glue for the batting. It sets quickly (wait for one side to cool down, then do the opposite, etc.) then for the cover fabric you can either still use hot glue or quick setting craft glue. This will give it a smoother look.
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