Leftover quilt blocks can become works of art by simply framing them. They’ll be lovely on the wall near the quilt they match, or hang one, or several together wherever you want. Framed blocks also make quick and inexpensive gifts that will be treasured for years.
Before we get to the instructions, please note that this method is great for blocks (and even quilted pieces) that you don’t have a special attachment to. Over time, the acid in the backing board is likely to cause the fabric to yellow and even to decay (we’re talking many years).
Heirloom pieces should only touch archival acid-free materials and have enough space so they don’t touch the glass. A frame shop will be able to advise you on how best to protect precious items. Depending on the depth of the frame, you may just need a piece of archival backing board cut to size.
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