What I did was to mark the edge that I was going to cut off with a chalk line. Then I hunted through my stash for a piece of plain white flannel. I often use white flannel to back things that I plan to embroider. It makes it much easier to manipulate the fabric and it's really helpful if you are planning to embroider on thin fabric, such as gingham. Sometimes I do "chicken scratch" embroidery on gingham. A piece of flannel can also be inserted in a quilt behind an applique block. Anyhow, back to the subject--I machine basted the flannel to my wall hanging and then I started to do feather stitches on the red strips. I think that the next step will be to trim the edges and to add the fringes that I sewed, and the backing. I sewed a bunch of fabric strips to make fringes. I don't remember seeing wall hangings with fringes, but so there! After that, I plan to add more things. For instance, flowers, beads and buttons, maybe. Meanwhile, back at the ranch--I'm so proud of this sweater that I knitted for my daughter. I actually had to order the buttons from e-bay. I wanted to buy a big bunch of white buttons because I need them rather often for my knitting projects. Of course my daughter doesn't need the sweater right now, as she lives in Florida and it's July! But that's OK, I'll store it away for a couple of months. Meanwhile, I started on sweaters for my grand daughters that live in Las Vegas. It's 100 degrees there--but it does get a bit cold in the winter. Besides, it will take me a while to knit three sweaters--I hope to get them all done by December.