Monday, August 10, 2015

Velcro

TAA is hosting another Focus: Fiber Show. We are taking entries at callforentry.org. Press the call for entry tab, enter Focus: Fiber 2016 and then scroll down for more info. The show will be held at the Kent State University Museum, opening in February 2016 continuing through July 2016. Final day for entry is August 30, 2015.

One of our requests was that artists use a velcro hanging system. This causes some confusion as not everyone does this so here are the details:


1. Sew loop velcro to twill tape, use a sewing machine to stitch it down. Don't use the sticky back velcro, it doesn't hold well for long and messes up your machine needle.

2. Sew velcro/twill tape to back of quilt. You can do this by hand or machine. Your choice.

3. Staple hook velcro to hanging rod/lattice strip, about every 2 inches. I usually paint the hanging stick first so it is archiveable. Bad me, I was in a rush here. Drill hole in rod so it can be attached to the wall.

4. Nail rod to wall, smooth quilt onto the rod. This system makes it very easy to hang large pieces by yourself. If your piece is very long you can easily make 2 or 3 rods to save on shipping costs.

And for a little frivolity






Spatagus: Pinto with an Attitude
He needs lots more quilting and a tail.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this it will make it easier to hang quilts. On your grandma quilt did you print that on a wide format printer?

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  2. I upload the image to Spoonflower and have it printed by them. Wish I had a printer, I would offer scanning and printing services.

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