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Thread: Fabric stetched over an artist's canvas frame makes a great gift or auction item!

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    Lightbulb Fabric stetched over an artist's canvas frame makes a great gift or auction item!

    After machine embroidering the elephant design onto a fat quarter, I centered the design over an artists stretched canvas frame and then staple gunned the sides onto the back of the frame. This is for my great-niece's nursery.

    Other ideas to make fabric frames fast:
    Use a pretty print from your stash or novelty print themes that go well with a child's room ...trains, abc's , frozen......
    Use an orphan block and add low loft batting or flannel to back it...add quilt designs if desired.

    I found my artist canvas frame at Hobby Lobby. There is a variety of sizes and shapes to choose from to suit your project size....Remember to allow extra fabric to fold around the frame sides.
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    I like your idea.
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    Hey copycat...glad you posted this.
    I have used this idea for artwork for my home.
    I bought a modern graphic-type fabric and stretched it over a large canvas and use it over the mantel area in the living room. Works great and easy/cheap to change when redoing the room.
    I use appropriate fabrics and canvas sizes for different rooms.
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    That's a popular decorating tip nowadays.....and some fabrics would look really cool stretched onto a canvas

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    ​Very cute!

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    Darling! Thanks for the idea for something sweet for a DGD due in February.

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    That's a great idea for fabric that you love and hate to use...
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    I have used this method for MANY different embroidery designs that I
    stitched out.

    Even did this with some favorite fabric that I just couldn't bring myself
    to cut.
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    That is so cute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger View Post
    Hey copycat...glad you posted this.
    I have used this idea for artwork for my home.
    I bought a modern graphic-type fabric and stretched it over a large canvas and use it over the mantel area in the living room. Works great and easy/cheap to change when redoing the room.
    I use appropriate fabrics and canvas sizes for different rooms.
    Its fun to use fabric for artwork, especially for those pieces we can't bear to cut up!

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    [QUOTE=Quilty-Louise;7367944]I have used this method for MANY different embroidery designs that I
    stitched out.

    Even did this with some favorite fabric that I just couldn't bring myself
    to cut.[/QUOTe

    I am new to embroidery and loved this idea when a friend shared it with me! I just loved doing the 5 x7 design with the baby's name...first time parents just loved it.

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    Great idea!

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    Cute picture and great idea-thanks for sharing the idea.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    I used to do this all the time, but had forgotten about it.....Thanks for the reminder.....your's is darling!

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    Elephant Design

    [I love your elephant designs. Do you mind telling us where you got them from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jquilts4u View Post
    [I love your elephant designs. Do you mind telling us where you got them from?
    Here is the name of the design I used and the link I purchased the design. I like the design because it stitches out fast. Thank you for taking a peek at my project!

    "Edna the circus elephant and friends" is the design name from www.emblibrary.com

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    Elephant Design

    Quote Originally Posted by copycat View Post
    Here is the name of the design I used and the link I purchased the design. I like the design because it stitches out fast. Thank you for taking a peek at my project!

    "Edna the circus elephant and friends" is the design name from www.emblibrary.com
    Thank You So Much.

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    Is there a pattern for the elephant quilt? We have a baby in the family that loves elephants. Thanks.
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    What an adorable - and unique - gift for your niece.

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    Cute idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewellie View Post
    Is there a pattern for the elephant quilt? We have a baby in the family that loves elephants. Thanks.
    Elephant quilts are cute. The embroidery block I framed could be stitched on a quilt block. I am sorry I don't have a quilt pattern. Go to the pictures section of this quilting board. I have seen members post cute elephant quilts.

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