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

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    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
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    Didn't upload all the pictures....lets try again!
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    Very clever! I like that idea as opposed to the hanging sleeve. Tell dh Well Done!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    Very clever! I like that idea as opposed to the hanging sleeve. Tell dh Well Done!!!
    Between you, me and the rest of the board.....I saw him disappear out of the back door, quilt in hand....my heart was in my mouth...as I gingerly asked....

    - "where are you going with THAT dearest?????"

    - "Off to make the dowelling...don't worry!!"

    (Needless to say...worry I did as it's my first wall hanging..and it's precious.... :? )

    Out comes the work bench... tenon saws.....BIG tools!!!

    "But honey...you only need a hacksaw, I only need you to cut it to length...blah blah blah"....over HIS head my suggestion went..... :shock:

    BUT TAH DAH - as you see HE CAME UP TRUMPS!!! :D :D :D

    So he got a great big - WELL DONE from me !! :lol: :lol:

    Stress levels returning to normal ....... :roll: :wink:








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    well Izy, I'd like to see the quilt from the front, it looks pretty good from the back!

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    Wonderful husband, beautiful work. Great job - both of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    well Izy, I'd like to see the quilt from the front, it looks pretty good from the back!
    Kathy - Have a look at the other thread in Pictures - Nearly finished my workshop applique project :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    well Izy, I'd like to see the quilt from the front, it looks pretty good from the back!
    Kathy - Have a look at the other thread in Pictures - Nearly finished my workshop applique project :D
    Oooops - That was the original thread, its been an on-going saga this one lol!! - I meant to guide you to the finished one - thread in pictures titled - Boy did it give me sort fingers stitching on all those beads....or words to that effect!! :D :D

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    'sore fingers' should have typed!!

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    Loved this idea. What is the size of the dowel he used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannypjb
    Loved this idea. What is the size of the dowel he used?
    Its about 1/2" I would say!! :D

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    He did a GREAT job!!
    He's going to have to make more one you get your packages! lol

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    Great job! Don't you just love handy husbands!? :lol: :lol:

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    What a wonderful man you've got there! Do you think he hopes you'll make one for him to make the frame for that he can keep?

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    Awesome, Izy! I haven't seen anything done like that before. How difficult was it to sew in those corners to hold the frame, and then get those dowel corners into them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leslee
    Awesome, Izy! I haven't seen anything done like that before. How difficult was it to sew in those corners to hold the frame, and then get those dowel corners into them?
    It's not difficult at all Leslee - the triangle corners are squares folded diagonally - stitched to each corner within the seam allowance for your binding, then add binding, and when you fold your binding over to the back you stitch down as normal enclosing everything.

    Fix three sides of your doweling frame together first then insert into the top and finally slide the bottom one in - abit fiddly but they is some play on the triangle pockets so you can get your fingers in to locate the final joint. There is still abit of 'twist' in the frame which you have to accept unless you add a further piece of dowelling but I don't think when its hung against a flat wall its necessary.

    Hope this explains enough to you :D :D

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    LOVe love love the idea!!!!!!! I have to keep this one in mind!!!

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    That is sooo cool Izy! There will be no sagging in THAT baby while she hangs for all to enjoy! :D

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    What a great idea. I am working on a wallhanging for our living room. I'm going to show this post to my handy dandy DH. The way you are handling the corners is really creative. Good job!!!!!!

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    What a wonderful idea. He is a "keeper"!

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    What a great idea and you both did a super job!! I think it's wonderful when hubby gets involved.

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    It's not difficult at all Leslee - the triangle corners are squares folded diagonally - stitched to each corner within the seam allowance for your binding, then add binding, and when you fold your binding over to the back you stitch down as normal enclosing everything.

    Fix three sides of your doweling frame together first then insert into the top and finally slide the bottom one in - abit fiddly but they is some play on the triangle pockets so you can get your fingers in to locate the final joint. There is still abit of 'twist' in the frame which you have to accept unless you add a further piece of dowelling but I don't think when its hung against a flat wall its necessary.

    Hope this explains enough to you :D :D [/quote]

    Yes, thank you! I make a lot of wallhangings and love the look of them being nicely flat and square. I imagine that after a while the fabric would stretch and the frame wouldn't have that small twist either (?)

    Tell hubby "Well done!" :D

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    Will do!!

    What I was meaning about it twisting, is there is movement side to side simply due to the fact that there are no cross pieces to keep it rigid so if you hold both corners you can twist it - but dont as you will stress the joints and may break off the little tongue in the groove (LIke hubby did the first time....lol!!) :D

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    Oh, I see. Sort of like a kite with no strings from tip to tip. Or did I just add a whole new feature? Quick--Go get hubby!

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    Well like if a kite didn't have the horizontal piece across maybe.... :?

    We are getting tooo technical now :lol: :lol:

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