Carol R. Eaton Designs

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How To Hang Art Cloth!

I love taking a favorite piece of art cloth and hanging it on the wall. The fabric is in it's purest form with minimal additional embellishments. I absolutely love quilted wall art but sometimes you come across a special piece of fabric that you simply can't cut into little bits. In those cases hemming and hanging is a great way to display your art cloth.
The first decision to make is whether or not to "fussy" cut the piece for maximum impact. For this ice dyed piece my favorite part was right in the middle and I preferred to have a rectangle shaped piece so I sliced off the edges. 

The next step was to hem the sides. I pressed a 1/4" and then folded over again to sew down. 
For the bottom finished edge I pressed the raw edge a 1/2" and folded over 2" to create a sleeve. I like to slip a small dowel through the bottom to add a small amount of weight to keep the art cloth hanging properly. 
 The top finished edge was handled in the same way with the exception of each end. I folded and pressed the outside corner as shown above. 

 I sewed along the along to entire length so the seam looked continuous from the front. 
I used a small dowel with eyelets on the ends to prepare for hanging. The final step was to string nylon fishing line through the eyelets. The clear line is great for minimal distraction once the art cloth is hung. 

If you give this a try or have some other tips I'd love to hear from you! 

1 comment:

  1. Love it, Carol! I like the dowel/eyelet treatment much better than the wood slat I usually use for quilts. And you're right... some fabric deserves to be hung as is, rather than cut up or quilted!