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Thread: My first wall hanging

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    Here is my first wall hanging and what inspired me to make it. I got an old franklin treadle sewing machine from my grandma and after spending a few hours cleaning and polishing it i noticed more of the very interesting decal work that this machine has on it and after thinking long enough about it i knew what i wanted to do. So i took pics of the decal on it that i liked and blew them up to make a pattern that was 4' tall of the design that i liked and i thought would look nice hanging around. The decal is located just above the thread tensionser on this machine as you will see in the pics. The top is made up of 4" black squares and the applique is two shades of gold satin with green to fill in behind it just as the decal appears. well thats about it hope you enjoy. Chris
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    Very nice. Great job.

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    Gosh, that really is nice!

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    That's so cool, you did great :)

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    That really turned out well. Good job. I like the way you adapted the decal to the wall hanging. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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    That's really great! I like it! :D

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    I've always heard, inspirations for quilts can be found everywhere....sometimes I guess it is right under your nose. Beautiful piece and love the machine too.

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    I like it.
    Your wall hanging is unique.
    Love your Franklin treadle.
    What a treasure.

    Did you use the treadle to make the wallhanging?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deara
    I like it.
    Your wall hanging is unique.
    Love your Franklin treadle.
    What a treasure.

    Did you use the treadle to make the wallhanging?

    Sandi
    Yes i used it to sew the black squares together to make the top

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    Wow GK that truly is a piece of art! What a fantastic idea. Great machine too BTW! :D

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    Great idea and awesome work!

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    Now you need to do a quilt that is the emblem on the plate of the machine...
    Very beautiful!
    Kirsten

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    Quote Originally Posted by KO24
    Now you need to do a quilt that is the emblem on the plate of the machine...
    Very beautiful!
    Kirsten
    Funny you should say that becouse thats what i really wanted to do and probly will at some point :)

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    Gorgeous!!!

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    wow! I am, 'almost' speechless, lol!
    (can't have hubby thinking there's a man alive, capable of that...he'd be asking for tips :roll: ) :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Wow! That really looks like gold and emerald! Nice work! Neat story behind it.

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    i love it, you did a great job on it!!!!!

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    Fantastic wallhanging! I didn't realize it was going to be as large as it is, and the size makes it even more spectacular. I love the use of the satin. Very impressive, GK.

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    Wow, gk, it turned out great!
    I love it and that is a really great machine!!

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    what a beautiful job you`ve done.... :-o

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    WOW Chris, that is amazing. You are so talented. Awesome job!!! :D :D :D :D :D

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    that turned out awesome as i said before i will nev er look at things the same anymore just at what i canmake something out of them

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