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« on: January 11, 2009 12:11:55 PM »

I made this for a friend for Xmas, she's moving into her first apartment this month and I wanted to give her something to put on her walls. It's just made with some fabric scraps I had lying around, 2 fabric yoyos, some embroidery for the stems, and my favourite part, the mushrooms and the owl are buttons I found in a huge stash I got at a flea market. They were all white, so I got out my huge set of Sharpies and colored the mushroom caps. She really liked it and I had fun making it, it was my first real attempt at patchwork. I just used a scrap of polyester batting on the inside and it's only quilted via the embroidery and sewing on the buttons and yoyos.

I didn't include a way for her to hang it, I wasn't sure what the best way was -- any suggestions?


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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009 12:23:23 PM »

I love it! The fabric you used for the border is gorgeous!
When I've made wall hangings before I usually make a hanging sleeve and attach it to the back. Instructions here: http://quilting.about.com/od/decoratingwithquilts/ss/quilt_sleeve.htm.

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009 12:37:47 PM »

I also think the border fabric is fabulous.  It's a great wall hanging.  I think your friend will love it.

The wall hangings that people have made for me have a couple of plastic rings stitched onto the back on each corner.  HTH.

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009 07:29:40 PM »

Cute! Great job for your first time!
I usually make a sleeve for mine too, but you could also use some ribbon as a hanger, or a strip of fabric. You could just sew the ends of the ribbon to each top corner.

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009 06:08:39 AM »

Thanks for the tips everyone! I'll definitely keep those in mind for my next hanging.

As for the fabric, I love it too! I picked it out especially for that friend, it was left over from the bag I made for her, found here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286697.0 I wish I had more left over, I think it's adorable.

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