Years ago when Country Threads was still in business we developed a barn quilt in 2 sizes from a product called Dibond. It was 2 very lightweight pieces of aluminum with foam between. The outer piece of Dibond was printed with a quilt block that we made from actual fabric. Our printing company actually did this whole process – we just gave them the quilt block with the colors we chose. These blocks came in two sizes – 24″ square and 48″ square. Here are some of the barn quilts that are hanging on buildings at the farm today.
If you look carefully I’m sure you will recognize many of the fabrics. Five years ago the small ones retailed for $124.95 and the large ones for $224.95. The real expense came in the shipping. And all of you know how high shipping has gotten so when we closed the doors, our printer decided they did not want to continue to produce these barn quilts because the shipping was prohibitive. Now IF you lived in the area and could pick it up in Belmond or at my house, I could probably get it made for you but to ship it would be the problem.
Regarding the weather wear and tear, I do not understand the process of how this is done but the design is not layered on top of the material – it is imprinted into the Dibond and I don’t think it will ever show wear and tear unless it would be some fading which I haven’t seen yet. It is a wonderful product – unlike any other barn quilt I have EVER seen.
I’m having a much calmer day today and it’s lightly raining so that means it’s a sewing day! I’m working on a new jelly roll idea I saw online. Bentley is here just for the day. Maybe there would be time for a short nap?