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Thread: How do you display your quilts in your home?

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    I have a cathedral ceiling with a loft upstairs, so I hang them on that half wall

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    I have a quilt rack.lol Not many out. My friend however just built a new home with a huge quilt room and spaces all over the house for quilts and she uses the wooden quilt hangers. It is beautiful.
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    On the bed, and on quilt racks which are in all the bedrooms(for the extras).
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    I have a very large quilt rack that DH made me a couple of years ago. It holds about 12 quilts. Quilts on the backs of my chairs, beds. I have curtain rods on the walls all over the house for wall hangings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksdot417 View Post
    I hanging most of my quilts on decorative curtain rods. I also have them on the back of the couch, on quilt ladders, in a glass front cabinet and hanging on a door using an embrodiery hoop. Here's a link to my album if you want to see how they look.

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    What great quilts and wonderful ways to show them!

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    Mine are all over the house,beds,chairs,walls ladders. Where ever they look good.
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    kathleen, You can at least display the pictures of the quilts, that is what I do. Lisa

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    on the beds, on the walls, on an old ladder, just anywhere that they ift. I do love looking at them. I move them and rotate them. But I never tire of them....

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    My husband made a display ladder that is 20 inches wide , 8 ft high and 6 rungs so I can hang a few or a lot depending on how much of a quilt I want to show.
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    I LOVE this. Just gorgeous!

    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    I only display ONE...there is one on the sofa and one in the recliner, but only ONE is on display at any given time, and it hangs from a display my DH made.
    Attachment 300015for the holidays, I had my Christmas teacup quilt hanging

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    I have a quilt rack/stand in each room and one in the hallway. I found most of my quilt racks/stands at the Goodwill store for between 1.99 and 5.00, couldnt resist.

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    My DH has made me some beautiful oak quilt racks, a quilt curio and now is making a quilt coffee table. I too, have them on backs of couches and on quilt ladders. I love looking at them.
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    Seems that I have seen nice curtain rods at JoAnns, or Target, that are not to expensive. and if you recieve JOanns coupons I believe you can use them on the rods. Have been looking at the rods also, to replace junkers in my hubbys den/office for over a year but haven't bought anything yet. have fun looking!
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    I bought a curtain rod at Walmart for less than $15.00 and it has clips on the end of the hoops. I hang one quilt there. I want to buy some more to do the same. I haven't kept too many quilts that I have made. I have two in the living room hanging over the love seat and recliner and two on our bed (we use those quilts). The one on the curtain rod covers a window and I'm sure it is going to fade it so I think I will take it down and hang the curtain rod on a wall.
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    I love your idea using an embroidery hoop on the door!

    Quote Originally Posted by ksdot417 View Post
    I hanging most of my quilts on decorative curtain rods. I also have them on the back of the couch, on quilt ladders, in a glass front cabinet and hanging on a door using an embrodiery hoop. Here's a link to my album if you want to see how they look.

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    I tend to use them all over the house. My cat has destroyed the upholstery on the legs of all of my arm chairs. I have quilts drapped over several of them. I also have one on each of two sofas. The cat sheds horribley and I can wash the quilts a whole lot easier than cleaning the furniture. A word of caution. Blue fabric in particular used in quilts will fade if exposed to sunlight. I used to keep my sofa in front of my bay window in the livingroom, I had it drapped in a mostly blue quilt I made from blocks I won in an exchange. Parts of it are so faded it is hard to tell what the original color was. The cat still loves it and the sofa underneath looks like new.
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    Would love to see a picture of this!


    Quote Originally Posted by barbrn1128 View Post
    My husband built me a quilt ladder. It's made of wood and has rungs just like any other ladder It's about 7 feet tall and the rungs about 22 inches wide. Spaced about a foot apart. hope that helps I love mine. It stands against the wall and takes up very little room and displays them very well. barb hope this helps

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    DITTO! Want to see pictures of the ladders!


    Quote Originally Posted by miz mary View Post
    Can thoes of you who use ladders POST PICTURES ?! Id love to see how you do it !!!

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    My plan was to have one in each room of the house, and that has now expanded to the front and the back porch

    1. I have a 'display' in my family room that's some of the awards that my sailor son got, my older son's college grad photo, and my daughter's contribution when she worked at a pottery shop. It has a rod to hang quilts, and they are changed monthly

    2. Just this year I decided to hang a quilted wreath on my front door, and have decided that will change monthly also

    3. I hung a 'spool' wall hanging in my living room, that's open to my sewing room. I used a very unobtrusive curtain rod and added a sleeve that accommodated hiding the hardware

    4. My plan is to make a similar wall hanging for my back porch, where in Nov I had a metal autumn thing hanging. There's no protection there, so I'm not sure this will be a year long thing

    5. I have a small wall hanging in my master bath that mainly uses the cathedral window theme

    6. There's a very very old hanging in my half bath that's supposed to be a bunch of basenji heads (basenjis are a big part off my life)

    7. Our dogs are in our 'dog room,' but on the house plans it's named the 'sunroom.' It's so bright and sunny, and we've been fortunate enough to have gone to HA twice. I was drawn to Hawaiian Quilting, so that is how that room will eventually be decorated, complete with a wallhanging.

    What I have planned:
    I have 2 quilts from my husband's grandmother, one will be hung as the headboard in the master bed, and one will be hung in a large expanse of wall where the upstairs meets the downstairs

    I plan to make 3 small walhangings, each somehow using what was important to each of my 3 children when they were growing up, to hang in a front room that I've decorated with old old toys.

    My husband is planning to redo a corner of our master bed, and it will have one section that will be a glass door with stacked quilts visible. Quilts to be used of course, but looking nice while being displayed too.


    That's the plan, who knows if I'll follow through
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    I like the embroidery hoop idea too, besides hanging on a door , a nice hook on the wall would work too for smaller spaces. How big of a hoop did you use ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP View Post
    I like the embroidery hoop idea too, besides hanging on a door , a nice hook on the wall would work too for smaller spaces. How big of a hoop did you use ????
    It's a big one - just one that I had lying around gathering dust. I also found a really cute over the door hanger from LTD. It was really inexpensive too. http://www.ltdcommodities.com/Spring...d=catalog70008

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    I'm with you Nettie. I've even displayed them on my dining room table but they come off if we are going to eat in there. I have them all over the place. Not enough room for them all so I have to rotate them.

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    Anywhere I can find a place.

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    I used those Scotch Command strips to hang several magnets to the wall above the headboard of our bed. Then I used a very inexpensive metal curtain rod through the pocket on the back of my quilts. This allows me to easily rotate and display quilts for every season. It makes me happy to walk into the bedroom and be greeted by one of my quilts on display just for us.
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    This ladder is from my father-in-law's house - he passed away in 1979. My husband's sisters arrived and took away what the family had considered treasures - table, chairs, etc - before my husband arrived. This is what my husband brought home to keep a remembrance of his dad. So it's had a place of honor for years in our house. The sign on top has the "When life gives you scraps, make quilts" saying. The quilts are ones my mother-in-law made as a child. They have to be 80-90 years old. There were two more quilts on the bottom rungs until my husband took them today to put on he top of the entertainment center. I've been asking him to do that for months. I don't like how he has them displayed up there, but it's a start.

    There's an old ugly wooden bench at the foot of my bed and I have folded quilts displayed both on top of and under that bench. THe ones I make stay on the back of a rocker - we have several - until they go out into the world. Sometimes a top and it's backing will hang there until I decide if they really belong together.

    I'm looking at ladders that are made for hanging quilts. You can find bunches of them. I'm tempted by the ones on thewoodshedd.com and robinsons - not sure if that's the whole name, but that's what I wrote down anyway. Would like to lean one next to the entertainment center.
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    My dear husband made three ladders for me. He actually made six. Four I was supposed to sell. I sold two. I put mine in my living room, and it is full of quilts. I sold one to a friend and one at a quilt show. I gave one to my guild as a door prize for the guild's quilt show. I quit advertising them and put two in my studio. One holds quilts and one holds table runners and small wall quilts. I love them.

    My DH also put up a curtain rod on this tall long wall in my living room. He is so gracious that if I say I want to change out the quilt, he goes and gets his tall ladder and helps me change it. I hang several on my wall by just stapling them across the top. These are all smaller quilts, lap tops and smaller. Plus I have two quilt racks.

    I have seen them in antique pie keeps, which have metal opened doors.

    Just be careful not to store directly on wood or metal, as your quilts can get stained.
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