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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Rescuing Orphan Quilt Squares


Here's a great way to use those quilt squares that for some reason or other will not cooperate when you are tryin to assemble them into a quilt top; or were extra squares. Just treat them as you would, if they were photos, and frame them. You can outline the squares with a mat border, or just frame them plain. I would recommend having the squares under glass; which any hardware store can cut to size. These that I have done were framed in 170 year old salvaged wood from an old mill. This is what gives them the rustic look; which compliments the log cabin square design. The log cabin squares were done by daughter Tracy, and were extra squares left over from a quilt.

5 comments:

susan said...

i thought they looked like something she would do!do you have to worry about the fabric touching the glass?

Tom H said...

Susan, I don't think the fact that the fabric is touching the glass is much to worry about. Without the glass, the framed fabric square would get real dirty real fast. Thanks for the comment.

susan said...

the reason i asked was because i know its not good for photos to touch the glass....

Tom H said...

Maybe that's why photos are matted and actually sit below the glass so they don't touch....really don't know bout the fabric...

Thearica said...

I have several orphan blocks...This is a grand idea! Now to find some old wood for the frames...and I know just the place...One of the old pack houses on my hubbys grandpa's place had a tree fall over it..The outside planks will make wonderful frames!...My brother-in-law works at a frame shop so that part is easy.