Wednesday, June 5, 2013

thrift store finds: quilting hoop wall art

I find large, wooden quilting hoops at thrift stores all the time, and they're crazily inexpensive. I could have stretched any fabric in it to make some fun, fast wall art, but I chose to do another coffee sack project this time around. 

I loosened up the wing nuts . . .

then chose what part of the design to display, and cut around my hoop with a 2—3 inch border added.

After cutting, I triple zig-zag stitched the edges of the coffee sack oval to keep the burlap from unraveling.

Then I stretched the edged circle over my hoop, and used a large nail to hang it on the wall.

And there you have it! Fast and easy. You can use an iron on the steam setting to make the back lay down flat enough to hang on the wall, but some coffee sacks do fine if you skip that step.

As this project only uses the front of the sack, it's easy to find remnants large enough for other projects. Like maybe a cushion, a lampshade, some tassels, or the edging on a bike basket. You know; just for example. ;)

I have coffee sacks available in my Etsy supplies shop; drop in if you want to try one of these projects for yourself!

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Laura said...

LOVE this! I've picked up a couple of those quilting hoops and never would have thought to put printed burlap in them. Love, love, love this idea!!!!

Beth said...

I do like the look of this! I have a couple of grain sacks and burlap bags that just might look good in a circle. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Shelly said...

What a cute idea! Now if I could only sew.... LOL Thanks for sharing on CSI Project "Thrift Store Turnaround"!!

Shelly @Minettesmaze

Laura said...

Love this project! I would totally hang that in my house. . . I'm going to have to check out your etsy shop:)