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Thread: Fish Tank Wall hanging

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    My grandson wanted this fabric for his room. I really have never done wall hangings........I have invisible thread would that be best for quilting. The binding will be black so will make a narrow edge. Any hints or advise
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    Hubby loved the fabric. I think it would be great to carry the fish into your borders with fish in the quilting. He will love it when your finshed.

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    Neato fish fabric. I like your borders too. Can you quilt some of the fish or would that be too much? I think the black binding will frame everything beautifully.

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    What a neat idea. I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    I have invisible thread would that be best for quilting.
    That stuff always reminds me of fishing line. how 'bout outlining some specific fish, and having fishing lines, hooks, and worms dangling down in between? With wall hangings, you can get away with lots of fun embellishments, too - bubbles sewn in that cool holographic thread, maybe an old tire, boot, or crayfish sneaking out onto the binding.

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    That's going to be a cool wall hanging! I did a large moose panel for DH, and actually found a machine embroidery moose stipple design that I put in the borders -I agree with Moonpi, its time to have some fun! I just love those border fabrics - they really let the fish panel shine!

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    That's too cute!

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    That is awesome! Your grandson hasn't tried taking it unfinished, yet? :D

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    That is lovely Ruth :)

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    Nice material Ruth! Your grandson should love it. If you have any extra of the fishy fabric you could cut out a couple of fish to applique on the top boarder like the fish was coming up for air or maybe jumping out of the water for a fly. Have fun with it! :D

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    :shock: :shock: I can't answer any questions I'm too mesmerized by watching the fish swim.... :shock: :shock:

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    You could outline some of the fish with the invisible thread to stabilize the center then stitch in the ditch on both inner & outer edges of the dark green. Stipling or cross hatch would work on the outer border although I think it would be cool to hand quilt or embroider some fish hooks all around it.

    I could also see a fishing pole embroidered or appliqued on one side with a fishing line going up & into the tank.

    Nice wall quilt. Creative idea.

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    My DD would love that fabric. She is a fishing nut. We tease her and tell her on her wedding day she will be late because she had to stop and see if the fish are biting. I do feel for her (much in the future) husband. He is going to have his hands full with her fishing passion. :shock:

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    Oh that looks really awesome Ruth! Can hardly wait to see how you finish it :)

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    I'm with Barnbum - too mesmerized by what's already there! Love it!

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    I would like to suggest some tiny white beads rising up from the fishes mouths to look like bubbles....!!

    LOvely wall hanging!!

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    That is just way to cool, I would buy some fishing lures remove the hooks and attach them near a fish or two, along with hand stitched hooks out of gold thread so they stand out. Please post finsihed picture.

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    Nice job Ruth! My husband liked it too. Have some fun with all the suggestions for embellishments. You'll have a work of art!

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