Melt it! Make Hot Glue Stencils for Unique Fiber Art

“To the Light” by Deborah Boschert showcases her use of hot glue stencils

About this Quilt

Designed By : Deborah Boschert

“I love combining commercial prints and fabrics with original surface designs and am always looking for new techniques to create specific patterns on fabric. The best techniques are sometimes the simplest and don’t require too many materials. After a bit of poking around on Pinterest, I came upon images of stencils made with hot glue. Seemed simple enough!” – Deborah Boschert

Make your own unique fiber art when you download the June/July  2018 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.


  • Fabric (I used pieces 10″ × 10″ to fat quarter size. Solid fabrics in light colors work best.)
  • High-temperature hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Parchment paper
  • Paper and pen
  • Acrylic paint
  • 1 oz. fine mist spray bottles
  • Towel
  • Shallow dish
  • Printing cloth or canvas

Featured art quilt: “To the Light” by Deborah Boschert

Pick up your copy of Quilting Arts Magazine June/July 2018 for these instructions and more!