For starters, you will need a couple pieces of muslin slightly larger than the image you wish to stamp and then one colored print for the edge accent. Mine is a Samantha Walker fabric. You also need an ink that will stamp well on fabric, I went with Momento Desert Sand. And, of course, a stamp of choice! I used a super fun giant rabbit couple from 100 Proof Press!
Begin by stamping you image clearly on one panel of muslin.
Next, create a fabric sandwich with one piece of muslin on the back, then your colored fabric, then your batting, and then your stamped image muslin. I chose this order so the colored fabric would not show through the top layer behind my image.
Pin the edges of your fabric sandwich to make the stitching easier.
Hand stitch all the way around the image with a contrasting thread color. Once you have finished the stitching you can trim the fabric edges with pinking shears to the width you like.
Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink add ink all around the edges to darken them up a bit.
Now comes the fun part! Add whatever embellishments strike your fancy! I chose a Tim Holtz pin, a couple of ribbon bows, and some Maya Road pins, along with some metal letters.
Stitch a ribbon to the back for hanging.
And there you have a fun little hanging piece! No, I guess it won't work so well for that after work nap, but still. It's fun. Just say'n.