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Thread: Have a look at the dowelling frame my DH has made for my wall hanging!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannypjb
    Loved this idea. What is the size of the dowel he used?
    Its about 1/2" I would say!! :D

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    He did a GREAT job!!
    He's going to have to make more one you get your packages! lol

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    Great job! Don't you just love handy husbands!? :lol: :lol:

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    What a wonderful man you've got there! Do you think he hopes you'll make one for him to make the frame for that he can keep?

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    Awesome, Izy! I haven't seen anything done like that before. How difficult was it to sew in those corners to hold the frame, and then get those dowel corners into them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leslee
    Awesome, Izy! I haven't seen anything done like that before. How difficult was it to sew in those corners to hold the frame, and then get those dowel corners into them?
    It's not difficult at all Leslee - the triangle corners are squares folded diagonally - stitched to each corner within the seam allowance for your binding, then add binding, and when you fold your binding over to the back you stitch down as normal enclosing everything.

    Fix three sides of your doweling frame together first then insert into the top and finally slide the bottom one in - abit fiddly but they is some play on the triangle pockets so you can get your fingers in to locate the final joint. There is still abit of 'twist' in the frame which you have to accept unless you add a further piece of dowelling but I don't think when its hung against a flat wall its necessary.

    Hope this explains enough to you :D :D

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    LOVe love love the idea!!!!!!! I have to keep this one in mind!!!

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    That is sooo cool Izy! There will be no sagging in THAT baby while she hangs for all to enjoy! :D

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    What a great idea. I am working on a wallhanging for our living room. I'm going to show this post to my handy dandy DH. The way you are handling the corners is really creative. Good job!!!!!!

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    What a wonderful idea. He is a "keeper"!

    Judith

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