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Old 03-03-2016, 10:02 AM
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I am wondering how others hang small(36" max) quilted wall hangings. I like to shortcut the process and hang them in my home with 2 straight pins at the top corners. This way I can change them often without too much damage to my walls. Now I am finishing a wall hanging for someone else and think maybe I should do it the "right" way and put a sleeve on the back. I know you then put a dowel or part of a yardstick in it for hanging but then what? Do you put small nails/brads in the wall to then hang each end? Do you attach picture hanging wire to each end as you would a framed picture? Looking for advice.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:29 AM
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If you put the sleeve on I would think the person it's for can decide how they want to hang it. There are many options/ creative ways. Visit ( The HangUps company) to see some ways people use. I've used yardstick with screws, picture wire, dowel with brackets, drapery rod with bracket....there's many choices.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:46 AM
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I use the Command hooks with a dowel in the quilt That way there is no damage to the walls and they can be moved or removed when needed
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:28 AM
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For years I have used white round cafe curtain rods and pinch clamps to hold the quilt.
Change-out is quick and if the rod can extend a bit beyond the wall supports, then the clamps can be hung on the rod outside those supports if one quilt is slightly larger than others. Cheap set up, still looks nice.

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Old 03-03-2016, 11:40 AM
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I use a system from Hang it Dang it. It only requires 1 nail. It is self leveling and their are 3 different sizes. Each size telescopes to a range of sizes. I love this system. You do need a sleeve and it's helpful to have an opening in the center of the sleeve, but I didn't have to redo sleeves on quilts I had already made.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:03 PM
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I've heard of using prairie points instead of a solid sleeve but I haven't tried that yet.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:16 PM
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I use a sleeve since over time the pins will wear out the fabric. I used to paint a skinny dowel rod (so acid from the wood doesn't damage the fabric) and then just screwed cup hooks into the drywall to hold it. The dowel rod is slightly longer than the sleeve so I would put the hooks just inside the edge of the quilt on each side. Very simple & still quite easy to hide the hole when you move out.

I now I prefer electrical conduit or a flat metal bar and screw magnets to the wall (or I've glued round magnets to a nail head & used that if I was worried I'd get in trouble for using screws).
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:39 PM
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I prefer using Command strips. I can move them easily in my apt.
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:46 PM
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I've used this method twice:


Nothing shows but the quilt.
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:47 PM
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Thank you for all of these great ideas! I have decided to make a sleeve and then use a wooden dowel and Command strips. Should work out well. If I like how it all goes, who knows maybe I'll start doing it on my own wall hangings.
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