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Thread: Size rod for wallhanging?

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    I'm looking into curtain rods for the t-shirt wall hanging I'm doing. I know what length to get (48"-84" adjustable), but not sure about the diameter of the rod. Been looking on the Wal-Mart website and they have different sizes (7/16", 5/8", 3/4", 1")

    Not sure exactly how big the wall hanging will be, but I estimate no bigger than two yards. Certainly no bigger than a curtain rod that's adjustable up to 84" long. Suggestions?

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    I guess the diameter of the rod might depend on the weight of the quilt. A heavy quilt might bend a thinner rod? I've never hung a quilt, so I'm not sure. Just make sure the hanging sleeve on the quilt is big enough to accommodate whatever size rod you use.

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    Yes, it all depends on the weight of the quilt.

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    Assuming its going to have a little bit of weight considering its size, what would be a safe bet?

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    Considering the size of the quilt, I would get the 1 inch. You can also find the ones with the decorative balls on the end. They look pretty nice. :)

    Also remember that a lot of the ones you extend will want a brace in the middle as well as on the two ends. So, a thicker rod will be more likely to hold the weight without that center support, unless you do a tab top hanging set up like on curtains.

    I can't wait to see this quilt you keep talking about!

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    If the width requires a brace in the middle, put on a split sleeve (two sleeves with a space in between them) and you'll have room for the brace. The standard for show quilts of all sizes is a 4" sleeve and many are hung from 2" wooden closet poles, so your 1" rod is as small as you should probably go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    Considering the size of the quilt, I would get the 1 inch. You can also find the ones with the decorative balls on the end. They look pretty nice. :)

    Also remember that a lot of the ones you extend will want a brace in the middle as well as on the two ends. So, a thicker rod will be more likely to hold the weight without that center support, unless you do a tab top hanging set up like on curtains.

    I can't wait to see this quilt you keep talking about!
    Truth is, I can't wait to see it either. Got the concept art in the Slipknot wall hanging thread, but I can't wait to see it fleshed out.

    Dumb question but what exactly is a brace?

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