I blogged this post earlier in the week, but I had some work done on the site and it got lost. So I am going to do it again.
As designer Bruce Moa says – if you like it do it again, if you don’t like it do it again.
Everything looks better if it has a frame around it or a spot light put on it.
I have covered the heavy duty interfacing on both sides with fused fabric and then applied the quilt to the front of this “frame”.
I have applied the quit in several different ways. Here are a few examples.
This little landscape quilt was completed and a satin stitch edge was applied to the fused and machine quilted 7″ x 9″ picture. Then fused fabric was wrapped around a piece of timtex that was cut 2.5″ larger all the way around, and fused in place. The small quilt was then stitched directly to the frame with a straight stitch on my sewing machine right next to the satin stitch edge of the quilt.
Fused fabric was applied to a piece of Timtex that was cut 2.5″ larger on all sides then the dimensions of the quilt. Once the fabric was applied to the frame than I trimmed the edges with a decorative rotary blade.
The quilt was sewn directly to the frame with a small squiggly stitch right next to the edge of the fused binding.
That is just two of the ways I have used the Timtex to frame my small art pieces.
If you try this method be sure and add your hanging device on the back before you sew the quilt to the front of the frame.
I am going to be teaching this method in Long Beach at the IQA show in August. I hope you can join me!