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Thread: Hanging a quilt

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    Super Member Lneal's Avatar
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    I need some advice. What is the best way to hang a quilt in your home for display? I would love to hear about the different ways quilters display their quilts.

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    I've never hung a quilt, but have several wall hangings on the wall. My hubby uses 3/8" dowel rods. He cuts them to just about the width of the wall hanging, then puts slits on each end. I tie knots in some white house hold string and put that in the slits, then hang on a nail. Works well for wall hangings because you don't see much of the dowel and in my house, the white string blends into the wall.

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    Look in the tutorials How to make a Hanging Sleeve. Maybe this will help

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    Their wooden fasteners for hanging quilts on the wall. I have seen curtain rods used also

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    I have a wall hanging above my mantel all year, so I use a curtain rod with the little snap hooks on the rings. Very quick to change out a wall hanging. I have also used the hanging sleeve.

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    I've used the 'sleeve' and dowel method for my wall hangings. I drill a small hole through it about an inch from each end and then thread small twine or ribbon through and knot it then hang.

    I've just recently seen where triangles were placed on the backing into the binding to form a pocket to place a dowel or flat piece of wood to hang on a nail from the center. Using that method would have it hang like a picture with no swine or ribbon showing. I think I'm going to try that method for my next wall hanging.

    As far as full size quilts they have wooden quilt hangers that I've seen.

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    I use the sleeve method. I make my sleeve a few inches shorter than the width of the quilt on each side. I stitch the sleeve to the top of the quilt right before I attach the binding. I also use a dowel inserted in the sleeve. You can use small finishing nails to hold up the dowel underneath the quilt. This way all you see is the quilt, no dowel, no hanger. Personally I don't like quilt hangers at all. I think they can detract from the quilt. And I tend to like contemporary quilts anyway;>

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    If its not to big this is a geat way. This is what I do for mostly wallhangers. It works great.
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    I really think the quilt sleeve is the way to go. It always hangs straight.

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    I have never made a sleeve for a quilt, is it hard and can it be put on the quilt after it has been made? Thanks for all the info girls and photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lneal
    I have never made a sleeve for a quilt, is it hard and can it be put on the quilt after it has been made? Thanks for all the info girls and photo.
    No it's not hard. Do a search here as there's a tutorial on it, I believe.

    Yes, you can put it on after it's finished, but it will be all hand sewing. And it looks more finished and is quicker to do while doing the binding.

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    Dglvr: I really like this idea. I'd never seen this before and I'm going to try it on the next quilt I finish. Looks easier than a sleeve and would work really well on a small, lightweight hanging. Thanks for the idea. Where did you see this done?

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    wow, that is a cool trick

    Quote Originally Posted by dglvr
    If its not to big this is a geat way. This is what I do for mostly wallhangers. It works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaK
    Dglvr: I really like this idea. I'd never seen this before and I'm going to try it on the next quilt I finish. Looks easier than a sleeve and would work really well on a small, lightweight hanging. Thanks for the idea. Where did you see this done?
    AnnaK I think I got it from the quilt guild here in town.
    I've been using it on all my wallhangers and I like the 1 nail
    instead of 2. You could also use a sleeve at the top and this method on the bottom so heavier stuff will lay better too.
    Your welcome for the idea. Hope it works for you. :thumbup:

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    I used it on my wall hanging and it is easy and works great! A lot easier than a full sleeve for hanging. Just make sure your dowel reaches all the way to the edges. If not the hanging could sag a bit over time.

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