Return to the Quilting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Stained Glass in a small nutshell

Posted by glassquilt (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 26, 06 at 14:55

Pick a pattern or draw your own.

Make two copies: one of cardstock to use as templates for tracing; the other will be used to build the panel on. DO NOT use the original for anything else look at only. I would make a sandwich as follows: original, carbon paper, plain paper, carbon paper, craft paper. Staple along one edge which allows the original to be picked up so I can check the copies to make sure Ive traced all the lines. Number all the pieces

Cut the templates apart. Trace & put number on the glass. Pattern shears may be used. (Some people stick the template onto the glass and cut around it.)

Cut glass. Grind to fit if needed. Do not rub off number.

There are two methods of building a panel. The cut and fit for the two methods is different.

The older one uses a channel (called h-came) that looks like an "I" beam. With this method everything is cut and fit together, sliding the glass into the channel on one side and the channel over the glass on the other. The pieces are soldered at the ends of the channel and then cemented (like grouting tile).

The newer one uses copper foil which is now sort of a peel & stick material. It comes in rolls with paper backing. Clean the glass & wrap the edge with the foil. When all the pieces are foiled everything is soldered.

The outer edge of both had a channel around it (c-came). Large panels need wood framing to support the weight.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Stained Glass in a small nutshell

Thanks for sharing this info. It was interesting to read, but think it's time to bump it down the list!

RE: Stained Glass in a small nutshell

I agree. Somebody asked so I explained. I hope whoever asked got to read it.

RE: Stained Glass in a small nutshell

I hope this goes thru this time! Glass, I responded twice to this, I swear! Thank you for the info, that was a nice lesson....also a good rundown of what to expect should one decide to get into the hobby. I thought about it once, but the local classes were cancelled. Still beautiful stuff!
Thanks for sharing!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Quilting Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here