Sort by. Thanks, Jen! Knit gauge in st st, size 8 US (5mm) needles: 20 sts and 22 rows = 4" (10.2cm). I grew up with Susans and Nancys and Debbies and Kathys and I never hear of anybody naming their girls those names these days. I hope you frame them all and that becomes a thing for you. I have a sister who works many puzzles and I will tell her about this. However …. Your best bet is to leave it as is. What a great memento of your work and the fun involved in assembling the puzzle. One is a map of Georgia that I might want to frame. Super easy and no mess and doesn’t change the puzzle which is one of the best parts, I think. Thanks again for your great blog…getting ready to clean my screen porch after the long winter…and to enjoy it ! I read some of your older posts yesterday and the one that had a white “terrarium” ? Apply additional glue sheets as needed, making sure to line up the edges of the glue sheets with the edges of the jigsaw puzzle. Take a peek and see what you think. It just wasn’t any fun to do. The best way to do this is with two large pieces of cardboard or thin boards. To preserve the puzzle, I started out by brushing Mod Podge over the front of the jigsaw puzzle. Never miss a Between Naps on the Porch post! I am actually spring cleaning and in that process found that one of my closets had a treasure trove of puzzles. Follow Between Naps on the Porch on Instagram here: Between Naps On The Porch. Will order and can’t wait to get started. Your process should look like this: "Start by building the puzzle the same way you usually would," with the pieces face up, Hochhauser notes. Love, love your site and so enjoy it each day! I might cover the inside with a plain contact paper, which is also what I’ll probably use for the backing. That’s pretty expensive. Crafters of all ages and skill levels enjoy the variety latch hook provides. I really did love how this worked…just wish I had invented it! I plan to order these sheets and preserve a puzzle for framing that I recently completed. Thanks for all your tips! I did a beautiful US Marine puzzle in honor of my grandson’s graduation. They are such thick, sturdy looking pieces though. It is okay for the sheets to overlap, but the sheets should not extend over the edges of the puzzle. I sure wish someone would put it together! It is now ready for framing! You'll find contact information for Susan. I found it here very recently and it does look like they still have them: http://www.cobblehillpuzzles.com/Nancy-Drew-p/51799.htm, Susan, this is a good thing to know. Will be sending to my sister. My question is, do these adhesives have to be put on the back of the puzzle? Anne. I read most of those books, if not all. Was curious as to how easy this would work for one. Thanks! Leave the puzzle alone for at least 15 minutes (or however long it may be advised on the glue’s bottle). U never told how to turn over the puzzle. I had just enough to cover the entire front surface of the puzzle. Click here. You’ll find the puzzle board I love to use when working my puzzles here: Puzzle Board It really saves my back and will hold puzzles up to 1,000 pieces in size. Instead, you want to keep the edges of the adhesive sheets about 1/8 of an inch away from the puzzle edges. Thanks! Hi Susan! Sorry to go on and on, but I wanted to let you know there are real folks out here waving hello and thanking you for your fun sharings. Our company has seen a lot of wooden puzzles come through our doors over the years. I am so impressed; every puzzle you completed is a beautiful work of art! I wish he’d gotten the Chair but he got 60 years instead! (One coat should be enough.) Once the rolling is done which takes like 45 seconds, the directions recommend you wait a few hours before lifting the puzzle up. 2. for sharing your experience. Caring for Wooden Puzzles and the One Thing You Can Do To Preserve Them. That gives the adhesive sheets time to do their magic and create a strong bond. Even the color of the piece didn’t help. I’m currently working on one by Buffalo and it’s good quality. Lay the other piece of cardboard on top, sandwiching the puzzle between. Ebert presented Laura Dern with a Sundance tribute, Dern in return sent him a heartfelt letter with a special memento. your own Pins on Pinterest The bad one that I abandoned was one I purchased on eBay, so I think it was an older puzzle…thus not the best quality or well-designed. love, love love it! . Having a larger overlap doesn’t matter at all. I have never wanted to frame one of my puzzles before and cringed at the thought of the mess of using glue. How to preserve a 3D puzzle? Loved Nancy Drew , too ! White Mountain puzzles are my favorite puzzles. Have you ever done any of the shaped puzzles? How to Preserve a Puzzle for Framing. Apparently it isn’t the original tin box as I thought (guess I wasn’t listening to that part closely enough because I was so engrossed in the rest of the story…. Here’s a link to their site: http://www.puzzlewarehouse.com/, Hopefully the Sunsout puzzle I purchased recently and that just arrived, will be better. My puzzle is a walt Disney collectable. I wouldn’t use this to mount/frame a puzzle that you may want to take back apart again. Some as old as 100 years come in looking in near mint condition, while others that are as recent as the disco age look like the some pets or kids got the best of them. These make it easier to turn the puzzle over when it's complete so you can apply adhesive. I’d tape the boards together first before flipping it and really hold the center together well to keep it from coming apart between the two foam boards. When I seal my puzzles, I paint the puzzle very sporadically at first and then I paint over the edges to make sure they are gotten too. Let the glue dry completely. Pretty puzzle! If you are doing a puzzle on a table, you could probably slide the finished puzzle onto a piece of foam board, then put another piece of foam board on top to sandwich the puzzle and flip it that way. Yes, that works and it will hold a puzzle together for framing, but all the tutorials I found said that it also changed the appearance of the puzzle, sometimes giving it a mat finish. That being said I “LOVE” the Nancy Drew puzzle you shared today. He attacked Mary Ellen Renard in 1987 too! To flip over the puzzles, I just picked them up by the top corners, let them hang, and SLOWLY put them back down with the art size facing down. Login with an email address and password. Reply. How come we never hear of guys named Ned now? *Subscribe to have updates delivered to your Inbox. I’ll have to check and see if it comes up on Netflix sometime soon. How to Preserve a Puzzle Grab a bottle of Mod Podge (the original…the puzzle kind is nice but not necessary), a sponge brush that you’re prepared to throw away (it gets messy and sticky), and a simple piece of poster board. After researching it though, I saw that that was not a popular method. Fully clear your work area and check that you have a cover between your puzzle and the surface, extending a few inches on either side. Backorders are shipping as quickly as product arrives from our suppliers. Loved reading all the comments too. Thanks for all the great info, Susan. (See the puzzleboard I use here: Puzzleboard.). Replies to my comments I successfully saved a puzzle on a foamcore board by using window sealing plastic and double stick tape that can be shrunk with a hair dryer. My childhood on Friday or was it Saturday nights. I love the idea of having a ‘puzzle wall,’ somewhere. Don't subscribe Create gorgeous multi-colored projects with 5 balls of this decadently soft, self-striping cake yarn. Oh my goodness, that could be a new feature. I loved reading Nancy Drew also when I was a young lass.. If I ever met a Ned, which I have never done, I’d instantly like him just because of my Nancy Drew stories. I purchased one that was like that. 100% Upvoted. Where our home was on the map , the piece was shaped like a house! Please refer to our FAQ with any additional questions. I want to start my puzzle but want to make sure I wont have to move it and risk it falling apart. Diane, our intrepid leader and number one porch napper has done that too! Due to supply issues with partners, some products may show as temporarily unavailable for purchase or on backorder. The metal U-clips, once snapped in from the rear pin the puzzle permanently against the glass pane. Working on a table-top I carefully slid my completed jig saw puzzle onto the Styrofoam back-panel, placed the glass-frame over it, and applied manual pressure from behind the back-panel to carefully lay frame and puzzle on its face. To make a table top, affix the puzzle to the table top (exact fit) and have a piece of glass cut to fit and mounted to the table (over the puzzle… If it is, gently remove it off the rear side of the puzzle. I wonder if Marilyn ever put it together? Then it looked like all the others and was ready to be rolled over with the rolling pin. 1 comment. Work your puzzle on a backer board, instead of on the tabletop, to make preserving it simpler. Great tip! The Puzzle Saver is really sticky. I just slid it onto a piece of poster board and then placed the brown cover from the puzzle board over that and flipped the board. If you assembled your puzzle on a table or a similar surface, you’ll probably need to slide your puzzle onto a very hard, flat piece of cardboard, then place another hard piece of cardboard on top in order to flip/turn your puzzle. I am concerned, will the sticky backing pull the paper backing off the puzzle pieces if I decide to dismantle it? Thanks. My husband and I used to work on puzzles when we were first married 50 years ago. I was hoping the tin had a picture of the puzzle on it’s label but it looks to be a tobacco box? I wanted to to be just like her when I grew up! And (and a Roadster) . I was also a fan of hers. save. I took a few screenshots off the video for you. Susan, when you first started talking about puzzles I mentioned my interest but reluctance to buy any (I play online) because of all the projects that I want to finish, first. , I was sitting here with a cup of tea and looked at the pics again and I think I might have identified something… it looks like someones eye and maybe the side of a nose. The puzzle will most likely contain 1000 pieces. If desired, slide a piece of newspaper under your completed jigsaw puzzle to protect your surface from excess glue. I really like that puzzle, I even bought another one so that I can enjoy working it again sometime. "Press it … report. If you don’t have this puzzle board, you could put your puzzle together on a piece of stiff poster board or form core board. Spray the foam core … I love your Nancy Drew puzzle! Just look at it! Bahrani hasn’t assembled the puzzle (for fear of wear and tear on the pieces) but he displayed it for the film and told the story. Let the glue dry completely before framing. This process was so easy, it’s almost scary! Just top it with a piece of cardboard and turn the whole puzzle sandwich over. , I use to do jigsaw puzzles but now I do quilts. Great memories!! I am just a tidbit confused (doesn’t take much!) Yep, that blue and white grid looking paper is permanent. Take your puzzle outside, spray the back, and use any paper to cover the back. and keep “puzzling” us with your new projects! I bet they have them on Amazon, too…probably for less. Once you have the adhesive sheets in place and smoothed out, the directions suggest you use a rolling-pin to completely smooth everything out. . Finished projects can be made into pillows, wall hangings, rugs, and more. When I saw this jigsaw puzzle on the Simple Pastimes website, I knew had to have it. Great suggestion – tried and true – the best kind! Once I peeled off the protective piece, I was able to turn it over to stick it down. So sticke with newer puzzles. You can get a can of good spray adhesive ( 3M Super 77 for about $15) and save many, MANY puzzles. Before peeling off the backing on the sticky sheets, it’s a good idea to experiment around to see which way you want to apply them. I have a few completed puzzles that I want to frame , thanx.. and btw.. I drew a little arrow pointing to what I’m referring to. http://i.imgur.com/nepIiAK.png Invite spring in with colorful wildflowers and busy bees. . Draw an outline around the edge of the puzzle, but try to mark a thin line that can be easily erased. Carefully lift the puzzle off the plastic. . http://i.imgur.com/Nq2KWyM.png . What a neat story, Catalynn! If you have any further questions about our web site, product information or orders, or if you have comments, suggestions, recommendations you want to share, please contact us: Jigsaw puzzles are a great hobby for all ages, providing hours of relaxation and entertainment as you assemble the colorful images. I ended up buying a whimsical bookshelf puzzle, forgotten the name of the artist. Before removing the paper backing, lay the sheets over the back of the puzzle to determine how many you will need. I truly believe in a collective consciousness! We have used the glue to preserve one puzzle . You know your puzzle is stuck well when you can do this! As mentioned, it’s okay if it overlaps more than a 1/2 inch. Just trim even with the puzzle edge with an exacto knife. Discover (and save!) Thanks for all the great puzzle info Susan and others. Almost all the information I found online suggested using various glue-type products that were applied by pouring the glue right over the top of the puzzle. Give it another try! lol. This will not work if the board you’re using flexes or bends…it has to be really stiff boards like foam core board…something like that. share . The form is unavailable at this time, please try again later. If you’ve put together a puzzle and you want to preserve it, try gluing it so you can hang it like a picture. You can use a piece of 1/8- or 1/4-inch plywood or a sheet of foam board. http://www.puzzlewarehouse.com/Above-the-Clouds-Holographic-7350zz.html. How did you get your puzzle turned over without falling apart? And love that Nancy Drew puzzle. After that experience, I swore off buying anymore SunsOut puzzles, but I accidentally bought another one. Phone orders may experience longer-than-usual hold times. Hi Pat, Looks great and then I hung two command strips and put it up. I found out that we have a “Mind Games” store 10 minutes from my house and they carry “Cobble Hill” puzzles… so I made a quick phone call and they have the Nancy Drew puzzle and it’s on sale!… so I’m off to pick one up. Her friends and colleagues often gave her puzzles or books as gifts. I’m currently working on a 1000-piece puzzle titled Hummingbirds, by White Mountain Puzzles. Then, after the puzzle had time to set for a while, I’d turn it over onto a surface you can cut on, and trim off the excess with an Exacto knife. The story of it being treasured and passed along from one to another was very sweet and sentimental. Step 6. Kit includes Herrschners 2-Ply Afghan Yarn and easy crochet instructions. Mar 8, 2016 - When I saw this jigsaw puzzle on the Simple Pastimes website, I knew had to have it. When I saw this jigsaw puzzle on the Simple Pastimes website, I knew had to have it. I am much older than you and I have a great deal of Nancy Drew books from the late forties and early fifties..those with the blue tweed covers. Thanks a ton for making the prospect so much easier. Frame sold separately, brings out the beauty of your artwork. Puzzle glue is a special adhesive that binds the jigsaw pieces together so the image can be framed and displayed. Questions about backorders or shipping delays? This puzzle Peel and Stick saver is available here: Puzzle Presto Peel and Stick Puzzle Saver. It can be picked up very easily. Great for iPads, tablets, books, and more! A big piece of cardboard or foam board works well. Thanks! That would definitely make it more challenging! Great idea…I will try that. Here are the steps I took to prepare it for framing and display... #1- Put the puzzle together (obviously). So, I was wondering if you or your readers might suggest brands that they know are sturdy and well made? It's a perfect fit for our airport working, Coca-Cola loving family! It may take a few hours to complete the gluing process, because you want to let each layer of glue dry before applying the next. What amazes me about that puzzle are the edges! All the best, and watch out! You do the coolest things……. delight in an occasional senior moment? Squirt a little bit of puzzle glue onto your puzzle and use the applicator to spread it over the image, making sure to cover all of the cracks between the pieces. level 1. Apply a thin, even layer … Susan, You are so nice to your readers, doing all that research and sharing it with us. 3¼ x 4¾" (8.3 x 12cm). Make sure to use a generous amount and make sure that it gets into all of the cracks. What is the best way to do this? In the picture where you used the two sheets to glue the bottom of the puzzle, a different logo is showing on the top side, obviously the instruction side you mentioned. lol Sorry you had a frustrating experience. I admire your ingenuity–coming up with the Amazon box idea. Or hanging quality puzzles for golfers and dog lovers alike time i was 8+ years old before the. 23, 2019 - this pin was discovered by Heidi Wagner can of good adhesive. Were pressed down and well made updates delivered to your Inbox the color of the mess using... 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