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Old 04-16-2017, 01:01 PM   #1
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Hi everybody! I have some doilies and cloth napkins that I want to display. I have shadowboxes, and I know how I want to arrange these items in them. The question is, how do I attach the fabric to the back wall of the box? Should I use staples, or some kind of glue?

(I thought about decorative pins, but the fabric is probably just heavy enough to sag and then tear.)

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I would suggest using starch to stiffen the material so it almost stands on it's own. Then you could use a spot of glue to help hold it in place. You could also make a frame with stiff wire to help support it the way you want.
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That's a good idea. Thank you.

(Anyone else have a suggestion, though?)
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You can dilute white wood glue, like Elmer's glue with water and apply it with a spray bottle, on fabrics or paper, once it is absorbed and dries it will be stiff and usually will hold the form you choose. Don't over wet it, just a fine mist is best, and it may take a few applications to get the shape and texture you want. The more water you add the thinner the mix and the less holding power the mixture will have but with multiple coats enough glue will be available to hold the shapes you desire. Usually it dries clear and you don't see it but you can feel it's stiffness increase with each coat applied. Test apply to fabrics before you use your display items.
The link below describes white and wood glues and of course wants you to buy their glue.
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Another good suggestion! Thank you.
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I used glue in the past to harden cloth but I always found that fabric stiffener works the best but I never did anything with dollies to know on this.
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Starch works great on my thread crochet Christmas ornaments. I saturate them with starch mixture, squeeze the heck out of them, then spread them out on either waxed paper or plastic (plastic works great) and pin them into the shape I want. Then I let them dry for several days. They hold nice and stiff to hang on the tree.
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