6 No-Sew Fabric Display Ideas

By: Craftmel Jan 04, 2012

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Who says fabric is only for sewing?  I, a self-proclaimed fabric hoarder, have lots that I don't see myself cutting into any time soon since I am waiting for the perfect project for it.  In the meantime, that beloved print can still make a statement in my home!  Framing fabric, like the photo above from Cape 27, is a great way to use fabric as art.  How about more easy ideas?   If you have a great, large-scale print that you love, why not stick it to a door? 

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How About Orange shows you how.  I love the boldness of this project.

For those smaller pieces, consider using embroidery hoops as frames.

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This tutorial from the Purl Bee shows how to use the inexpensive hoops in any size to display those lovely little scraps.

How about adding it to your furniture?

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Stick it on a headboard, like on Vintage Revivals, and make it a focal point in the room.  

If you don't have frames, you can always wrap it around something instead.

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You can use foam core like Bella Dia, canvas, or I have seen people use shoe box lids.  I, for one, don't own enough shoes for that.

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This project by All Things Heart and Home is actually fabric in a picture frame, but it resembles a window... so, stick it behind an old window! Way to re-purpose!

You don't have to be a sewer to collect great pieces of fabric.  There are lots of no-sew ways to display great prints that add the perfect touch of color and pattern to the home!

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I like to use artist's stretcher bars (from the art supply store) to display favourite fabrics.  They're inexpensive, easy to use and the size options are almost unlimited - just buy two the right length, two the right width, and assemble.  Here's how I did it:

http://just-you-wait.blogspot.com/2010/08/sm-art.html

 

I love the fabric in the hoops idea. The central art piece in my living room is a framed upholstery sample of an over flowing vase of flowers done in a brightly colored brocade. I got it in a box of freebies at a garage sale :~)

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