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Thread: Retro quilt top

  1. #26
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    My Mom made one out of poly for my little sister when she was a teenager and it is very heavy.After Mom passed she had our nephew make a frame to attach it to and its been hanging in her living room these past 15 yrs -no sagging problems.And Mom tied it because it was to heavy to quilt

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    Thanks all for all the wonderful ideas!

    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    If you want it as wall art and never as a bed quilt, then you can hang it as art not as a quilt. Make a canvas - plenty of instructions on youtube for this, staple your top to the canvas. The staples should hide in the seams pretty easily.
    You will be hanging the top as fiber art and while it will be a large canvas it is not an unusually large canvas for artists.Fold the top around the edge of the canvas and no frame will be needed. A canvas of that size will have at least one cross piece brace in the back and you can hang it from that with no problem. This is thinking outside the box for a quilter but quite common for an artist.
    I like the canvas idea as I've planned for it to be a mood-statement piece of fiber art. Yes, I am thinking of DIYing like for a canvas frame... Guess I know what to look out for next time I go to a DIY store. Staple-gunning it should work as the material is strong, so chances of ripping is small.

  3. #28
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    I wonder if putting a hanging sleeve on the back and then getting a long piece of metal like rebar (used to reinforce concrete) that would extend out each end. Then you could use drapery rod mounts for the rebar. Just a thought.

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    My step mom made us a huge poly quilt and used a sheet for the back and she did tie it.It is heavy and my oldest son has laid claim to it. We love (he)

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    Good for you for rescuing such a quilt top. I don't enjoy working with polyester double knit but I do have two or three quilt tops that were donated for me to finish in double knit. I think that I'll just get them done as quickly as possible. I can't imagine hanging such a large quilt, but if you've got such a wall--it would certainly be impressive looking.

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