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MaryAnne Long

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on: March 02, 2014, 03:33:20 AM
Last year for our senior citizen art exhibit, we spent a lot of time making newspaper corners for our frames and then wrapping the frames in bubble wrap.  It's messy to store to try to use again for next year.

As I was leaving Home Depot today, I saw a man walk by with "Moving Blankets," so I got the idea to buy one and see if I could make a "quilted framecase" for a 17 x 21 inch frame.  I cut the blanket to fit (19 x 22 because of the depth of the frame and the seams) and slid the painting in.  I used Velcro to close the top edge.

Now I have to make three more as we have to have four paintings ready for the show in June.  I hope I have enough of the quilted blanket left to do it. 

The blanket was less than $18 for 40 sq. feet.  Comparable fabric at the fabric store would have cost me twice as much.

I think my idea will work well as long as my frames are similar from year to year.  We only do 12" x 16" paintings in our class, so I should be okay.  I'll just roll up the quilted framecases for next year.



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Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 08:22:48 PM
sounds good Mea. What I do if I am loading paintings in the car is snake a blanket between the paintings.
Your way is a lot more work initially, but better protection. If you sew handles onto them you can carry them right up to the place you need to hang them