Sew: quilt window art
An old window serves as the perfect frame for a quilt:
I made the quilt pieces to fit the window panes using 2" strip piecing for 1 1/2" finished squares:
But you could just as easily use an old quilt or portions of a damaged vintage quilt to create the same effect.
Here's how I made the quilt window art:
1. Find an old window.
I happen to have an extremely generous contractor friend who saves construction items I can use:
2. Clean all the dirt and grime:
And scrap off any excess paint from the glass:
3. Cut 2" fabric strips from your scrap bin:
4. Start strip piecing in random order:
Then cut strips at 2" and keep repeating.
5. Lay out strips to ensure random placement:
My pieces ended up 7 rows x 5 columns in order to fit in the panes.
6. Sandwich just like a regular quilt.
Top, batting, backing then pin:
7. Quilt as desired:
8. Then wash and dry to get that great puckered, quilted texture.
Because the edges are not finished you may have a tangled mess like this:
9. Cut apart the mess and press each piece.
10. Cut foam core to fit each pane.
I had adhesive backed foam core on hand but you could use spray adhesive as well:
11. Secure quilt piece to foam core, trim excess fabric then press into place.
Use wire brads or similar and nail into wood grids to keep foam core in place:
12. Add 2 sawtooth hangers at top:
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