I can't believe this is a quilt!  Tokyo International Quilt Festival 2008    This is a detail of the quilt. The sand was all beaded and the ocean was many layers of sheer with fish on every layer so it look 3D!

I can't believe this is a quilt! Tokyo International Quilt Festival 2008 This is a detail of the quilt. The sand was all beaded and the ocean was many layers of sheer with fish on every layer so it look 3D!

If you have never used a fabric or textured mat you should consider it.

If you have never used a fabric or textured mat you should consider it.

Fabric covered photo frame mats...I think it would be cool to cover the frame in fabric, as well.

Fabric Covered Photo Frame Mats

Fabric covered photo frame mats...I think it would be cool to cover the frame in fabric, as well.

Framed antique map of Hawaiian Islands with plaque. Fabric mat, decorative fillet and marble corkboard paper.

Framed antique map of Hawaiian Islands with plaque. Fabric mat, decorative fillet and marble corkboard paper.

Fabric Mats      Fabric covered mats can add a richness to your frame designs that paper surfaced mats may not provide. Fabrics can be used on art, photos, etc. They are nearly always used when framing objects. When choosing which fabric to use, consider the subject matter, era, and be sure it sets off the item being framed rather than blending so perfectly that it gets lost in the mat.

Fabric Mats Fabric covered mats can add a richness to your frame designs that paper surfaced mats may not provide. Fabrics can be used on art, photos, etc. They are nearly always used when framing objects. When choosing which fabric to use, consider the subject matter, era, and be sure it sets off the item being framed rather than blending so perfectly that it gets lost in the mat.

Antique Lace with Fabric Mat, Larson-Juhl Gold Fillet and Gold Frame from the Senelar series.The Framer's Workshop, Berkeley CA www.framersworksh...

Antique Lace with Fabric Mat, Larson-Juhl Gold Fillet and Gold Frame from the Senelar series.The Framer's Workshop, Berkeley CA www.framersworksh...

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