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

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    Wow what a grand idea,I also hate hanging sleeves, thank you

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    Excellent idea.

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    What a guy you have there! Excellent idea, husband a keeper! LOL Do you think it would work for a larger size quilt instead of the sleeve thing?

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    Terrific idea - and job! Good thinking on both your parts :)

    I'm gonna keep this idea for my very next wallhanging...wish I could've put it in the one I just finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheree from Chicago
    What a guy you have there! Excellent idea, husband a keeper! LOL Do you think it would work for a larger size quilt instead of the sleeve thing?
    I think if you use multiple screw eyes across the top dowelling and hand with a matching number of picture hooks you should distribute the weight easily...not that I have actually tried it LOL!
    ;) :D

    What I can say is that more than two years later since I made this for my Mum, it still hangs perfectly square, non of the dreaded waving which happens when wall hangings are suspended from the top only ;)
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    What a beautiful wall hanging!! All my favorite things - the colors, flowers, sweeps and curves, beads, and a smiling, happy lady.... Did you design this? Tell hubby, good job - I like wall hangings, and will give his idea a try on my next project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonAnne
    What a beautiful wall hanging!! All my favorite things - the colors, flowers, sweeps and curves, beads, and a smiling, happy lady.... Did you design this? Tell hubby, good job - I like wall hangings, and will give his idea a try on my next project.
    Thanks SharonAnne, for you lovely comments!!

    It was based on a design by Bea Oglesby, called Art Nouveau Quilts...but I played around, making the clematis flowers 3D etc

    It was my first wall hanging!! Here's a link to the work in progress

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-5402-1.htm

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    Izy your work is beautiful! Thanks for getting back to me Hugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheree from Chicago
    What a guy you have there! Excellent idea, husband a keeper! LOL Do you think it would work for a larger size quilt instead of the sleeve thing?
    I think if you use multiple screw eyes across the top dowelling and hand with a matching number of picture hooks you should distribute the weight easily...not that I have actually tried it LOL!
    ;) :D

    What I can say is that more than two years later since I made this for my Mum, it still hangs perfectly square, non of the dreaded waving which happens when wall hangings are suspended from the top only ;)
    My husband makes my hanging rod out of copper pipe which he sprays black to match the decorative ends. Way cheaper as some of the quilts hanging are hung lengthwise. I also add a pocket to the bottom with anoth rod (not seen) which eliminated any waviness. I do like your idea though!

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    What a great idea. I have one I need to hang and something like that may work fine. No binding though so will have to fudge the pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Isn't he clever :D

    I found this easy way of hanging wall quilts on the internet....I think it was posted here possibly...(senior moment!!)

    Anyway, asked my DH if he cut cut me a length of dowelling, and look what he came up with...AND it works perfectly keeping all sides nice and straight!!

    Heres some pictures so you can see how he constructed it!! :D :D
    This is for Husband of Izy! You changed a lot of peoples lives with your ingenuity! Kudos, congrats and three cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Isn't he clever :D

    I found this easy way of hanging wall quilts on the internet....I think it was posted here possibly...(senior moment!!)

    Anyway, asked my DH if he cut cut me a length of dowelling, and look what he came up with...AND it works perfectly keeping all sides nice and straight!!

    Heres some pictures so you can see how he constructed it!! :D :D


    This is for Husband of Izy! You changed a lot of peoples lives with your ingenuity! Kudos, congrats and three cheers!
    Bless you! I have passed on your comments, it's especially poignant for us as he has serious health issues now and feels so useless, so this will boost him no end!!
    :thumbup:

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    Great job, great husband!!

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    cute idea!, thanks for sharing with us

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    Tinkertoys come to mind. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    cute idea!, thanks for sharing with us
    Ha ha ....actually I posted this over two and a half years ago, it's had a revival but it's lovely to share with all our newbies Craftybear!!


    :-) :lol: ;)

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    WOW! Amazing! Congrats both! Thanks for sharing! A hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GV09
    WOW! Amazing! Congrats both! Thanks for sharing! A hug!
    Muchas gracias amiga mia!!

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    very nice......

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