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Circular Quilt 26 May 2017 17:00 #141363

Good luck!
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Circular Quilt 23 May 2017 09:20 #141318

ToM - :lol: :lol: I'm afraid so. Been quilting about 10 years and have made about 25-50 quilts each year - large and small. I'm a 'do it now' person and can't start a new project until I finish one. Probably a case of OCD or post-career-itis. This round one is an exception. Until I figure out how to hang it, I've made a dozen other quilts since I finished this one in Dec. 2016. I do have a pile of pictures from quilt magazines and current events that are on my to-do list. And, I'm a retired single, so no other responsibilities. When I finish this one, I will post it and will finally thank my lucky stars!! (or other quilters as the case may be).

Thanks again.
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Circular Quilt 22 May 2017 23:02 #141316

ONLY UFO?
And you call yourself a quilter?

Well, good luck anyway. Let us know how it turns out!
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Circular Quilt 22 May 2017 22:19 #141313

Another good idea "tom." A lightweight 72" round plastic could be a possibility. I can imagine such a piece on the back that can be slid under a 2-inch piece of rubberized or elastic material (sewn around the back edge) to stabilize the quilt. For example, look above at the "Topic icons" (the red ! circle and blue ? circle) to envision what I'm talking about. I could then attach a hook or contraption so the quilt would hang straight.

With your second suggestion, I did try 2 pieces of vinyl tubing already, but that just made the quilt wavy.
Today I purchased four yards of Kona solid black. I'm thinking of making a square background and attaching the circle quilt. That way it will still look absolutely gorgeous and not lose any of its dynamism.

Until the fabric comes in though, I will still be thinking of other possibilities. This is the only UFO I have, so I need to get this done. Thanks again for all the good suggestions folks.
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Circular Quilt 22 May 2017 19:43 #141310

How about someone kind of plastic to stabilize the quilt? I don't know if you can find needlepoint plastic that big, but it might work to cobble things together.

Another idea is to get plastic pipe that curves at a home depot or similar store. I don't know if that exists. you could definitely get plywood, though. You would have to cover that it plastic to keep the quilt from discoloring.
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Circular Quilt 21 May 2017 13:19 #141287

Thanks for your suggestion, Geneva. Unfortunately, that would require more work than just using push pins. Since the quilt is so large, round, and heavy, it would require a lot of small plastic rings.

On an aside, a similar quilt was offered on an auction site. When I asked the maker how it would be hung, he/she said, 'hang it however you want to.' So, I guess he/she also didn't know how to hang it.

I have a 45-inch round table that I can place it on like a tablecloth, but it would lose its dynamic look in that manner. So, I guess I will stick to the push pins.
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Circular Quilt 21 May 2017 11:00 #141286

If the push pins don't work you can sew small round plastic rings along the edge of the back of the quilt. Then you can use the pins in the wall to hang the rings onto.

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Circular Quilt 20 May 2017 09:22 #141276

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I have done that too and the transparent push pins are discrete and one cannot really see them. Good luck!
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Circular Quilt 19 May 2017 22:18 #141272

Thanks for the info, Magnus. That would work for a smaller quilt; mine is 72" in diameter. I think I will just use push pins for my quilt and stick it on one of my walls, along with all my other quilts. :cheer:
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Circular Quilt 19 May 2017 18:36 #141263

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Try a hexagonal frame and have spaced out short sleeves that velcro close. I hung a small circular quilt this way and it worked well. I had the hexagonal frame custom made for me though out of very light weight wood. We then placed some Hardware on top slats in order to hang it on three separate nails positioned strategically on wall.

A friend of mine had a triangle of sorts frame made so only top 1/3 of quilt is actually "framed" with sleeves.

Hope this helps.

Jeanine in Nova Scotia
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Circular Quilt 19 May 2017 12:50 #141256

The quilt is 72 inches in diameter/
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Circular Quilt 19 May 2017 12:49 #141255

:unsure:
Does anyone know how to hang a large circular quilt? I made a skyline quilt last year, but I have no idea how to hang it without it flapping over. Suggestions are welcomed. I tried to post a photo, but site wouldn't take it.
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