Next we applied the quilt batting. I bought this the day of at Hobby Lobby as well. It was $15 (used 40% off coupon) I bought the queen size just to make sure I had enough and had plenty and then some.
We turned it over and left about 4-5 inches and stapled it down with a staple gun
We cut the remaining off
This area was pretty difficult. We had to tug and pull at the batting to get it as tight as we could to staple it without ripping a hole in it.
Here is the back once we finished stapling the batting
and side view
Finally, it was time to add the fabric. I waited last minute on finding fabric (I see a trend here) but really lucked out on this because it was already 50% off at Hobby Lobby and matched perfectly.
It was tricky at first because we had to make sure it was straight and then flip it over to staple (it didn't help we were making this on my tiny apartment deck lol)
We stapled the fabric down but a lot of the staples weren't going all the way through so we used a hammer to help push them in.
The most difficult part of the whole thing, again, were those small parts on each side of the arch. We cut slits into the fabric and pulled and pulled (carefully, so we didn't rip the fabric) There really aren't any specific instructions for that part other than to be careful! We probably spent about 30 minutes alone on that section.
I absolutely LOVE how it turned out.
The fabric couldn't have matched more perfectly.
If you have any question that I didn't cover just email me and I'd be happy to answer them!