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Thread: Does anyone else make Barn Quilts

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    I was wondering if anyone else make Barn Quilts out of plywood and hang on their Barns or Sheds? I have made them for several years. I hang mine on an old milk barn we converted into a garden/canning shed . I have an OhioStar up right now. I will see if I can get my daughter to take a pic so can post. The simple patterns work the best for me. If the pattern is to complicted it looks blurry from the road when u drive by.

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    I would love to have one on our garage but I am afraid our neighbors would not !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonajo
    I was wondering if anyone else make Barn Quilts out of plywood and hang on their Barns or Sheds? I have made them for several years. I hang mine on an old milk barn we converted into a garden/canning shed . I have an OhioStar up right now. I will see if I can get my daughter to take a pic so can post. The simple patterns work the best for me. If the pattern is to complicted it looks blurry from the road when u drive by.
    I have never heard of this, but though I have nothing ressembling a barn, more a mousehole!!!! I would love to make one, do you paint a block pattern such as ohio star on a piece of wood?

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    On the big barns they use to 2 full sheets( 1 sheet of plywood is 4x8') Because I only have mine on a smaller barn, I cut the plywood into 2 4 foot squares. First I sand down the board and paint on 2 coats of outdoor white paint. Then draw on ur design with pencil. I do check to sqaure up my board first. U can use any outdoor or craft paint. Use the blue esay release tape to mark ur sqares so u have sharp lines. When each section is dry u move ur fresh tape around to make the different blocks. I paint several coats of paint on each block for a truer color. When u r done with your quilt block either spay or paint on a silcone weatherproofing. I usually paint all the same color at once then move on to a different color. I have put designs in the blocks, trying to make calicos, dots etc but really does not show up from far away. I have a freiend who lives in the city, she has 1 on her garden shed. People are always stopping by to tell her much they enjoy her quilt or enquiring on how to make one. I have my block setting on a piece of white angle iron in the peak area of my shed. Then to change it all DH has to do is go up on the ladder and take out a couple of screws.

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    If u have a LOWES handy, they will cut ur plywood sheet into the size u need for free. It is just something fun to do. When the weather is bad, sometimes I like to go out to my shop , build a fire in the wood stove and mess around with them. I'm to busy in the spring with my garden. My friend paints her's on her deck in the summer.

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    I live in the suburbs and am thinking of putting one on my garage door ;-)

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    I've been thinking our shed needs a quilt! Not necessarily to be seen from the road but from the kitchen window!!

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    I have a piece of wood to do one...but am afraid it won't look good...so haven't actually done one yet.

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    I want to make a small one to put on our fence.

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    I love seeing these on buildings, fences, anywhere :D:D:D

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