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Old 04-07-2015, 07:18 AM
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I have a dresser scarf that my mother embroidered many years ago and I want to use part of it for a picture or wall hanging.
The fabric is a white thin linen which I have starched quite heavily. I plan to use some batik as a sashing or border. I would like some helpful hints as to how to handle this linen. Do I use interfacing and what kind? Also what batting and backing? Any ideas will be appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:26 AM
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I would go with the theme of the embroidery; ladies in the park, flowers and vines, any wording. Colors of the thread would make my decision for sashing or border.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:28 AM
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I watched using antique linens on The Quilt Show free quilt week shows. I don't believe she used interfacing as some of the linens had cut work. She does use coloured fabric behind the linens though for the tops.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:50 AM
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that's a great idea using it for a wall hanging...I hadn't thought of that because their long length would make it awkward to work with & i don't do starch! but if it's a family item i would make an exception--
my question is are you going to frame it or put it under glass or not? i think that would make a big difference in how you are going to handle that project...can't wait to see that!

i've never heard of it called "scarf"
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:04 PM
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In the olden day they were always called a dresser scarf.
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that's a great idea using it for a wall hanging...I hadn't thought of that because their long length would make it awkward to work with & i don't do starch! but if it's a family item i would make an exception--
my question is are you going to frame it or put it under glass or not? i think that would make a big difference in how you are going to handle that project...can't wait to see that!

i've never heard of it called "scarf"
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:12 PM
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scarf sounded to me like a southern term...thanks, i missed that somehow!
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:56 PM
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We always called them "dresser scarves" when I was growing up!
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:47 PM
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Olden Day LOL They are still dresser scarfs in my world.
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Olden Day LOL They are still dresser scarfs in my world.
In my world, too. There are also piano scarves, table scarves, sewing machine cabinet scarves...and on and on. froggyintexas
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Dresser scarves in my world too! Interesting idea though...I have some....please post pics when done! Love to hear/see any ideas!
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