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Thread: Need a Mini-quilt + Calendar Hanger

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    I'm not having much success with google on this, so I'm turning to all of you for help...

    My cousin and I have challenged each other to make each of the monthly mini quilts in Jodi Warner's "A Year of Flower Blocks" (http://www.amazon.com/Year-Flower-Bl...2556763&sr=8-1).

    There are directions in the book for a cute wooden hanger to display the blocks (you can see it in the photo below), but I thought to myself, "There surely must be a way to buy or make a combination quilt+calendar hanger..." I'd envisioned something with a wire rod or something that you would hang a standard calendar from, with space above to hang each month's mini (using little velcro dots or something).

    Have any of you clever folk seen such a thing, or do I just have to break down and design one myself??

    Thanks!!
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    What a great idea!! You can get the small white towel or washcloth racks, they already have the small white knobs on them. I have seen them at Wall Mart. That might give you a starting point.

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    I will try to explain what I did I took a 16 1/2 square
    did minature blocks for a border made a sign under saying
    {Tis The Season] fastened it on the square with velco also put velcro on . I quilted it and put velcro in the empty square and also on the backs of my mini quilts---a sleeve on the main part with a dowel and hanger hope this makes sence it works for me and I get lots of compliments on my
    small blocks pieced border
    Dodie

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    Dodie and Ninnie,

    Thanks for your ideas and comments. Here's what I've come up with. This is going on the end of a white kitchen cabinet, so I wanted something that would match -- and that would look "permanent," if that makes sense... :lol:

    Your thoughts??
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    I love this idea!!! My mom has a similar frame, but couldn't find the calendars to fit it any more. I am making a quilt to hang in the top portion and the calendar will be thumbtacked into place. Hers has the corkboard already on it.

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    Corkboard, eh? That's a good idea.... I wonder if (a) it comes in white, or (b) it can be painted?

    How do you plan to hang the quilts, with Velcro or pushpins? I don't mind using pins for the calendar portion, but I'm not keen on putting pins through the quilts....

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    your idea sounds and looks great you have given me a great idea thanks Dodie

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    I don't think I would paint the cork board as the paint may chip off. Have you thought about covering it with white (or any other color) Material?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjdemir
    I don't think I would paint the cork board as the paint may chip off.
    Good point, I hadn't thought of that. Thanks....

    I've turned the problem over to my DH; he's bound to come up with something clever, he always does. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltin'Lady
    Dodie and Ninnie,

    Thanks for your ideas and comments. Here's what I've come up with. This is going on the end of a white kitchen cabinet, so I wanted something that would match -- and that would look "permanent," if that makes sense... :lol:

    Your thoughts??
    great idea

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