And that works just fine too. The sleeve on the back of my croc quilt was made in four five foot sections! Alright, Paula – get going! Sale Closed. Size: How large is your textile piece? Happy end of summer to you and Tom! Acrylic does not break easily. When they travel with me to classes or to quilt shows, they hang from the sleeves on regular quilt racks. The only materials necessary for framing a doily are a frame, fabric that coordinates with your décor, a doily and a few simple tools. Keep in mind that even though the glass will have uv protection it s best to hang the quilt block away from bright windows and out of the line of direct sunlight. See the link in the sidebar for more information. And at home, well, who knows. What a cozy, bright room! Krystle DeSantos Thanks again…. How are they cleaned? They were a craft. This is a BEAUTIFUL baby's quilt (lap blanket), under glass, in a stunning wood frame. Nothing says art like putting a frame around it! After all the work you’ve put into your art quilt, it deserves to have viewers ooh and ahh over it, whether it’s hanging in your home, in a show, or in a gallery. Thank you. There are plenty of tutorials around the internet that describe how it’s done. Of course no matter how long a person has been quilting I feel there is always something to be learned…and just love the information all your posts provide to all of us. I really hate sewing through that tough stuff by hand, so this is what I did. As you know, I’ve used glue from start to finish of the quilt, why stop now? Apr 19, 2017 - Explore Valerie Farris's board "framing quilt blocks", followed by 148 people on Pinterest. Susan Carlson Throwback Thursday: Where to Begin with Fabric Collage? Now to get my fanny in gear and get going on my first Susan Carlson style quilt. For a $5 per month or more subscription, supporters get a special video every month, plus other freebies. So I will think about your examples when I go back before a gallery board that an art quilt is not art, unless it is framed. But, the textures of the piece are not hidden under glass. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window). Thanks! There is a whole category for us: Art Quilts. It transforms it from object to art. Lay out the frame, front side down on a table. Then I folded the fabric to the back side, leaving a tiny edge exposed. We are now wanting to move that quilt to another location within the church, and try to preserve it by enclosing it in a glass frame case. But, I never was one for making things simpler and paying the price. Under $50 $50 to $200 $200 to $250 Over $250 ... From Estate Sale Collection, 1996 Quilt Square Under Glass TymelyTreasures. Your email address will not be published. There are, of course plenty more ideas for hanging quilts out there—ways to transform your quilt to art—these are just a few that I’ve used for my fabric collage quilts. Hi Susan! With the magnets, it was easy to re-position, center and level the quilt. A quilt restoration trick is to lay a piece of (clean) window screening on top of quilt and then vacuum. And once again Juliet, thanks for such a nice comment! The frame stuck to the hanging sleeve but the 1/2" extra allowance in the sleeve caused the quilt to "hang away" from the frame. See more ideas about quilt blocks, quilts, quilt display. Which brings me to a question. It cannot be cleaned, and has not been hanging under glass. Plus, it adapts to many different sizes…you know, just in case I ever finish something else! Vintage Needlepoint Cottage Scene With Wood Frames & Under Glass Soft Colors. I can just imagine the ladies around the quilt frame on a cold winter day, chatting, catching up on each other … enjoying their friendships. Velcro: Way back when, a friend hung some irregularly-shaped felted pieces by attaching one side of a Velcro strip to the back of her artwork and attaching the matching strip to wooden stretcher bars. Unsubscribe at any time. Another way to make it clear that your quilt is art is simply by hanging it on a wall. After a couple years of collaging (and moving on to manage a fabric store), I started making small fish, butterfly, and bug quilts (3 by 5 inches to 24 by 36 inches) to sell at art shows and galleries. In fact, I referred to this written description from IQF by Libby Lehman to refresh my memory when I added sleeves for my Specimens exhibit at the 2016 Houston International Quilt Festival. “Furniture as an Art” Construction techniques (joinery) 18th century inspired sewing chest out of tiger maple; Choosing lumber for a project ( petite open face curio out of quartersawn white oak ) I was trying to decide what to insert after ‘gallery board that…’ I inadvertently touched post. Vintage Needlepoint Framed Cabin Fall Landscape Scene Picture 13” X 16” Handmade. The cloudiness was due to the fibers giving off a “gas” over the years. I use a staple gun to attach the Velcro to the top of the hanging bar (below left—bar flips over to match velcro strips). Have you ever wanted to preserve some of those lovely fall leaves year round? In response to your email, yes to a walk! So board that believes/is admandant. If this three-dimensional character is an important part of the presentation of the textile, it is best hung without framing. That would certainly be a good second option. See you soon🐕. If you frame quilt pieces, you need to put spacer pieces all around the glass so the fabric never touches the glass. So grateful for all your wonderful tips, insights & shares!!! Repeat for the remaining sides. It was during that time that I started creating fabric collage quilts. Using my hand needle, I was able to hand sew the Velcro strip and it was no harder than sewing on a fabric sleeve. It seemed a natural solution to apply my knowledge of framing to display these (hundreds of) small quilts. Grace Frame Start-Right Leader Cloth Quilt Pattern/ Grided Cloth Leaders / Majestic Leader Cloth / Frame Cotton Cloth - 112 Inches 4.6 out of 5 stars 108. I am assuming such a case would have to be custom-made, or do you know any resources for such a case or ideas of how it could be hung to be preserved? A double mat can be used in lieu of spacers, being thick enough to keep the glass from pressing onto the quilt. My husband’s grandmother did a crewel embroidery family tree which we recently received. Your posts are always so interesting and informative. which cause condensation on the inside of the glass. Do you just shake them out or vacuum them? Happy August! I used the sleeve method; inserted a flat steel bar and attached it to a Magnetic Invisible Quilt hanging system featured in the vendor area at Road to California quilt show. I love this presentation. What an informative and helpful post, Susan! You can easily hand sew through the ribbon. Quite a few of my quilts have both Velcro and hanging sleeves on the backs (above right). $105.00 #14. In quilt or real life? Custom frame for quilt (figured walnut and purple heart) Maple Dresser and Nightstands; Quilt display cases , Quilt display frames, quilt racks ect. Place your quilt block in a shadow box or in a frame that is roomy enough so the fabric does not touch the glass. Originally, quilts were utilitarian—they were designed and constructed to be used. Let me know how they work out! From shop … That’s because, when using a frame with glass, I always put the art ON FRONT of the glass. I also glue my sleeves (Yes… glue them) on the back instead of hand stitching, makes life easier and saves time. But I have noticed on a framed piece of mine that does touch the glass a little, there seems to be some sort of “shadowing” on the interior of the glass that matches the quilt. Hanging Sleeve: There’s the common casing, or hanging sleeve, which is essentially attaching a fabric tube to the back of your quilt. Your quilt is done! Just thought others might want to know. Recently I had to attach Velcro to mount a quilt. Framing under glass: In another life, I was the manager of a picture frame shop. I would love to show you my progress on “Cajun” and his younger brother (Ranger) is raring to join the walk! Like this. This video really helped me visualize your written instructions for using stretcher bars … Thank you ! I’ve never made a wall quilt (only bed size), so I really wondered how you hung your huge croc. Cindy ❤️. One way to make the distinction clear is by how we refer to the objects we’re creating. A quick search just now found a YouTube video from AQS by Bonnie Browning, with quite a few other viewing options in the side bar. Thanks for another great lesson. It often helps to “see” something done, and not just read it. You read my mind I was just looking at my rooster collage quilt and I made it with four hanging tabs and I was thinking there must be a better way Thank You, Hi Susan, I’m reading this as a TBT post and my “Remembering Cajun” quilt is finally hanging in our home! The frame gives the small art work more “presence” and shows it off as fine art. Pineapples are considered an expression of "welcome" throughout the South and symbolize assets that we appreciate in our home – friendship, hospitality and warmth. I look forward to finishing and hanging my “Cajun” quilt, started in your class. In choosing a glazing material, it is usually preferable to use acrylic rather than glass. ~Paula. Framed Block Quilt Under Glass. See more ideas about quilts, vintage quilts, quilt display. Susan, is there a reason not to let glass touch the framed quilt other than the obvious aesthetics? and good to coordinate needs with shows and galleries. Thanks Susan, I have been wondering what I should do with the small piece I tried using your method. More room here will allow for a double matt to keep the work away from the glass. I will try them all. If the work will be displayed in direct sunlight, then it is recommended to frame textile art behind glass. And after more than a couple decades, those early framed quilts are looking just fine. A quilt like this that wasn’t in a glass frame would become dusty in my house really quickly. That’s not an exact quote. Susan Carlson Fabric Collage Online Master Class Manual, Susan Carlson Fabric Collage: Sea Turtle eWorkshop, Susan Carlson Fabric Collage: Spiral eWorkshop, 2016 Houston International Quilt Festival, Finishing: Put the Final Touch on Your Fabric Collage Quilt, 2018 Maine Retreat Dates (And Other Things I Did on My Summer Vacation) | Susan Carlson Quilts, Mounting art quilts on wrapped canvas – 2017.11.02 | Terry Aske Art Quilt Studio, Susan Carlson Throwback Thursday: Hang It Up | Susan Carlson Quilts, Quilt Stories: Kissin’ Cousins | Susan Carlson Quilts, Susan Carlson Throwback Thursday: A Fabric Collage How-To Buffet | Susan Carlson Quilts, https://twiggyandopal.blogspot.com/2016/01/hanging-mini-quilt-tutorial.html. I have been splitting my sleeve as some gallery’s and shows hang in different ways. Textile Museum at The George Washington University, A window mat (like those used in mounting prints and as shown in Carol Dixon’s work). But framed artwork can be pricey. Yes, for me, shaking them out works just fine. The examples you offer are simple and easily pictured in the mind. This is another technique I used on one small quilt: https://twiggyandopal.blogspot.com/2016/01/hanging-mini-quilt-tutorial.html, Your email address will not be published. I prefer to sew the softer “loop” side of the Velcro to my quilts and staple the “hook” side to the hanging bar. I hate that you have to frame a quilt to make it art. I cut a strip of fabric 1/2 inch wider than the Velcro, centered the Velcro on the strip and machine sewed it down each edge of the Velcro. Lay the quilt block over the mat frame, ensuring the block is straight. In order to hand-stitch the Velcro you need a strong thimble, strong needle, and thread that won’t fray easily (I usually reach for a polyester—though if it acts up, I’ll pick a different one). One of the easiest is to use self-stick mounting board, also called press-on board or simply, sticky board. How to Frame Fall Foliage for Decoration. As you decide how to hang your quilt, it’s important to consider where your quilt will hang. I read every one of them and sometimes think….duh, why didn’t I think of that. Drives me a little crazy. Never framed quilting before but have framed lots of cross stitch and there are 2 options I have used with great success. Will I see Cajun in September? Thanks so much for all of these, Susan! Now I plan to experiment: I’ll see if it works to sew Velcro near the top edge of fabric which will be hand sewn as a sleeve; then both hanging options would be on the art quilt. At home, they’re hung with the velcro on wood method—with two screw eyes into the top of the wood, and two nails in the wall. How to frame cross stitch and embroidery using sticky board There are a number of ways to prepare your finished cross stitch or embroidery for framing. Hi Stephanie – it’s an excepted thing to do in the framing world, something about humidity. © 2021 Susan Carlson Quilts All Rights Reserved. Hi! You said in another post that your quilts aren’t washable. It’s a way to achieve a framed effect without glass that, once again, elevates the quilt away from the wall so as to cast a shadow that I’m so fond of. Be aware that most quilt shows and competitions require a sleeve on the back. Your email address will not be published. We judge them with different criteria. The quilt seems ok, but I haven’t pulled it apart to look closer. Framing doilies is an easy and inexpensive way to create unique art pieces for your home while protecting the doilies from dirt and damage. I won't send you spam. Leave some of your favorite ideas in the comments below. Sticky board is thick cardboard with a high-tack adhesive on one side. Required fields are marked *. If you do frame under glass, you need a way to keep the glass from pressing onto the quilt in order to create some breathing space. The most effective for heat retention is an inside-mounted rod; that is, a spring-tension rod that is adjusted so it pushes against the opposing inside frames around the window, and the quilt hangs right close to the glass rather than out a few inches and down … I’ve been struggling to move away from the traditional “quilty” hanging sleeve and these are great suggestions. Displaying a quilt, or any other object, elevates it (not just literally). Step 3: Cut a spacer the length of one side of the glass with a utility knife. When framing with a mat or without glass, the tapestry must be stretched across a board to prevent undulations and to hold the mounted fabric in the frame. Framing provides an alternative option for displaying doilies. See more ideas about quilts vintage quilts quilt display. Another way to secure the quilt for framing is by matting it. Both of these links demonstrate how to create the sleeve with a convex curve of fabric so that the rod or hanging bar doesn’t cause a bulge on the top front of your quilt (below)—something I didn’t know when I started quilt making. Send me an update and then a final version for a future “Finish Line” post! After hanging a couple of relatively large quilts this way, I realized I could simplify the job (and eliminate most of the tedious work of hand-sewing the velcro to the quilt) by attaching velcro only to the top of the quilt and hanging it from a single wooden bar (such as 1 x 3 inch strapping) that, again, I’ve painted black in case it’s seen from the side. Fenton glass I believe. Way to go, Cindy! As I mentioned in the previous Quilt Stories post, the step-by-step instructions for this technique are covered in my book, Serendipity Quilts, but as an addition to this post, here’s the demo (below) that I give in my classes. How Fabric Collage Became Painting with Fabric, Susan Carlson Throwback Thursday: Fabric Collage eWorkshop Sea Turtle, The Top 5 of Susan Carlson Fabric Collage Posts: In Year 5 of Blog, Susan Carlson Throwback Thursday: Top 4 Posts of First 4 Years. She completed the piece in the 1960’s and it was framed with a glass over it. A beautiful piece of art is a decoration every home needs. Congratulations. Now it’s ready to prepare for display. I have sold some of my pieces, and I think in the future, the framing and/or stretcher bar method might work best to make my pieces more professional looking. When we received it, the piece had a cloudy appearance. Juliet. Here's the quick and easy way of using Mother Nature to decorate your home. Thank you Susan for sharing these techniques! I’m getting pressured to frame my fish too. Attach the spacer flush to the glass edge. Thank you so much for your art quilt comments. Disassemble the frame and place the mat on a flat, even surface. I usually “float” my finished quilt on the mat board, or in my case onto acid-free buff colored foam board. Without glass - layer thick acid free board with some wadding, wrap cross stitch round it and lace it at the back to pull the edges tight. It involves sewing a continuous edging to the quilt top (above left) that then fits around a wooden stretcher frame and is stapled to the back (above right)—note screw eyes inside frame to hang on wall from an attached wire. Welcome to framing fabrics framing fabrics. Ribbon ends can be turned under and stitched or cut/melted with a soldering iron. 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