Displaying Fabric

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Did you ever have a piece of fabric you loved so much that you just couldn’t use it in a project?  I have a piece of fabric like that from my grandmother’s stash.  It’s the very last piece of the fabric, just a little larger than a mini charm.

So what do you do with a piece of fabric you love that much?  Display it – or at least that’s what I decided.

To start the project I grabbed an old frame out of the yard sale pile.  It was just a nice simple wooden frame meant to hold a 5×7″ photo.  I took the back out and layered it with unbleached muslin and one of grama’s old crochet doilies.  Then I took my piece of fabric and glued it to a piece of card-stock.  I just used Elmer’s glue and once it dried I cut it down to size.  I laid my fabric piece against the glass where I wanted it to set, and then put the covered backing back in.  Once I got it in, I had to cut away the extra muslin and doily (yes, I did destroy one of grama’s old doilies – but it’s getting used, which is much better than it setting whole in the back of a closet).

framed fabric

closeup of fabric

I love how it turned out, and I think this would be great for that special piece in your stash.  Think how great this would look with a charm or layer cake sized piece of fabric in a 16×20″ frame.


  1. Beth T. on May 28, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Love, love, love this idea. I may borrow it for gifts for my cousins.

  2. Diane on May 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    This is so cool! Love it! Would also be perfect for that “favorite part” of an outgrown baby outfit-cute pocket, front, appliqué, etc…

    • Andrea on May 28, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      That’s a great idea!

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