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« on: January 19, 2013 05:10:32 PM »

I have a pretty large collection of awesome pinback buttons (some vintage, some of bands I love or have loved, anything that has to do with my hometown or school). .  . but they sit in a ziplock bag in a drawer. Any idea of how I can show these off to their fullest potential?

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013 06:14:53 PM »

Maybe incorporating them in a pennant or throw pillow.  Cut the fabric then buy a piece of clear vinyl and sew it to the face of your fabric. What I'm thinking is like the effect of a vinyl page you would buy for coin collecting only on a larger scale.
So you'd sew the clear vinyl onto your fabric in a large grid pattern. Make sure your grid squares are as big as your buttons.  When you're finished sewing the pillow/banner together, take a seam ripper and use it to slice a slit in each grid square/pocket. Tuck your pin in each one. As you get new ones you can take them out & change them.

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013 09:39:11 AM »

I also have a rather large collection of pinbacks that I collected since high school, and my boys each have a small collection of enamel pins they gathered during our travels. What I did was make small wood frames and stretched black canvas tight over them & stapled it to the back of the frame. That worked for awhile, until the weight of the pins(and multiple moves) started weakening the frames & stretching the fabric. Back to the drawing board!

What I might try now is putting some thin padding covered with fabric over bulletin boards...but I haven't actually tried it to see if it would work. I would love some other ideas too!
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