Thursday, July 31, 2014

Small Quilt Presentation

Dots Show Business
Hand dyed cottons and silks, some commercial prints, fused and machine quilted, mounted on hand painted and stenciled cradled wood panel. 9x12x1"
$100 Email me. SOLD
Since works this small are unlikely to be taken seriously as art, it is incumbent on the artist to present them as they are meant to be understood...as fiberart. That dilemma has plagued me for ages, and finally two products have emerged that offer solutions for the diy-er in me.
One is the ready to hang cradled wood panel and the other is adhesive wafer thin velcro fasteners.

The total cost was for this size was under $10, and the panel could spray painted, wiped with stain, waxed, covered with cloth, or left natural. It all depends on the artwork.

The back of the quilt with the velcro ovals attached. Peel off the plastic layer and adhere the quilt to the panel.

15 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this info! I'm working on some little quilts for a 12"x12" show. The rules state that the piece, if framed, should be "professionally" framed. Do you think the wood panel will "qualify"??? Laura W did a very funny lecture about people thinking her small pieces were potholders some years ago! Imagining someone thinking her work was potholders made me laugh out loud.

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  2. The panel really adds so much to the piece. Fabulous idea!

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  3. Brilliant idea using the Velcro fasteners, must check to see if we have them here in New Zealand.

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  4. Me again - went to publish before saying I really like your new name and header.

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  5. I love the new piece, and love your method of attaching them to a frame. And, I just checked out all your work that you've now listed on this new blog - it looks smashing!! Thanks again!

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  6. Love the new site--of course your groupies love everything you do. Thanks for the help on presenting small/fun works without investing lots of time in finishing, backing, edges, attaching, etc.

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  7. I'm going to have to look for the Velcro. Great idea!

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  8. Ooooo, great idea! Thank you for sharing it. BTW, LOVE the piece.

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  9. Thanks for the idea so simple and effective. I have numerous Velcro spots that will work for this

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  10. The Velcro product description says it is not recommended for use with fabric. Any thoughts?

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    1. I think it means that they wouldn't work as fasteners on clothing, or stay put during a washing.

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  11. You had a staycation and didn't create! Well, except for in your head; you are my hero, I don't think I could do it for more than 2 days.

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  12. Do you sew the Velcro onto the back of the quilt, or do they stick sufficiently on their own?

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  13. Do you paint the panel, or wrap it in fabric? If you wrap it, how do you attach it to the back of the board. I just did this on 6 x 6 pieces and used glue which was a bit messy. I'm hoping it holds! Your work looks great presented this way.

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  14. thank you for the very practical way to dispaly small fabric art.
    i too have had people ask if i have any other potholders often enough as some of my angels and fabric cats have these in tow,
    that i sometimes say, late in the day ......."Nope , that is the last one!"

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