Monday, February 10, 2014

A Happy 'Mini~ish' (mini finish)

Mini's Finished!  

First of all, thank you for the advice and ideas on hanging Mini's!  Quilters are probably the best people...EVER!  I appreciate all the comments and help!

In my previous post: Mini Quilt ~ Color Squares, I didn't have a clear idea how I was going to hang these mini's.  After hemming and hawing (lots of hawing) I came to a conclusion.  I decided there was no reason to re-invent the wheel!  I mean really!  Sometimes trying to be inventive or clever isn't necessary!  Stick with a tried and true method!

Each little quilt is happily crinkled, secure with a snazzy binding and outfitted with a perfect hanger! 

I'm a skinny binding kinda girl.  2 1/4".  Using left over binding scraps,  I made two triangles for the corners.  Perfect size.  I also wanted to make sure the wood piece stayed put, so I added 1/2" cotton twill tape on either side of the center.  They were 2 1/4" long and then folded over.  

My favorite part is the wood piece!  It is 1/4" thick and 1/2" wide.  Thank you Home Depot for having just the right size!  A nice center hole and viola!  I must give due credit to my husband.  He masterfully cut and drilled each one for me!

Next time I will sew the corners and twill tape on before I add the binding.  DUH!  I couldn't help it.  I was anxious to finish.

Neat and tidy!  
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  1. Love these!!!! I can't decide which I like best, Mr. Green Binding or Ms. Pink Binding. Oh, though, Light Blue Binding is so good too!

    Thanks for the info on how you will hang them. Super informative.

    1. Too funny Jenny! Every time I look at them, I change my mind on my favorite!

  2. Love your minis - and the quilty texture is wonderful. :)
    Carole, from Fresh off the Frame

  3. These are beautiful! So lovely with their bold colors and stunning simplicity.

  4. Those are lovely! I am mad about the crinkly look. Well done! :-)

  5. Love it! The hangers worked out perfectly! Thanks for sharing the pics of all that gorgeous crinkly goodness. I would love to see how you end up displaying them... Hint! Hint! Your hand dyed fabrics look sew happy to have been transformed into these mini-ishes!

    1. Thank you for your great advice! One day....I will hang them!!

  6. This is lovely. I never thought of making corners for the dowel to sit in. Great idea!


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