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Thread: wooden quilt hangers--leave it raw, or finish it?

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    wooden quilt hangers--leave it raw, or finish it?

    My husband is going to make a simple quilt hanger for his wall-hanging, Sunrise Over the Pines. He's going to use pine.... and asked about finishing it or finishing it--which was best for the quilt. It will be the kind that tightens onto the quilt.


    Anyone want to offer advice?

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    Wood has acids that are bad for fabrics. Put some kind of finish on it.

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    yes a clear poly maybe
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    I have 2 quilt bar/racks that mount to the wall and pinch the quilt and both mine are clear finished over a stain. So I think it best if he could put a clear coat on it would be best for the fabric in the quilt.
    ​Christine

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    But try and wait at least a month before putting a quilt on it. That's how long they say to wait before putting books on a newly finished bookshelf to ensure that they won't adhere to the finish.
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    Okay--thanks for the advice, ladies. We will poly and wait. I appreciate knowing what to do!

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    I would put a pad of batting between the quilt and the wood so the quilt will not come into contact with it.
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