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Thread: How do you hang your wall quilts?

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    Senior Member vivientan's Avatar
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    I would like to know how you ladies hang up your wall quilts. If I do not intend to drill a pole to the wall for hanging my quilts, what else could I do?

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    I sew a sleeve to the back of the quilt--then you can use a curtain rod or my husband cuts a piece of wood the size of the quilt minus 1 inch x 1/4" and I screw in the smallest eye hole screw I can. That means I can hang it with just 2 tiny brads in the wall. I've hung quilts up to 60 inches wide using this method. I also used the sleeve technique to turn an old quilt into a curtain. Sometimes if you ask at the hardware you can find thin lattice type strips that they will cut to the size you need. I just have a handy hubby who always comes to my rescue (he raises an eyebrow at me, but does it anyway)

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    I have on either side of my school clock wood bathroom towel racks.Size is 20"x35"
    as seen in my avitar....
    I also have hanging shelves with bars underneath...

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltin amma
    I sew a sleeve to the back of the quilt--then you can use a curtain rod or my husband cuts a piece of wood the size of the quilt minus 1 inch x 1/4" and I screw in the smallest eye hole screw I can. That means I can hang it with just 2 tiny brads in the wall. I've hung quilts up to 60 inches wide using this method. I also used the sleeve technique to turn an old quilt into a curtain. Sometimes if you ask at the hardware you can find thin lattice type strips that they will cut to the size you need. I just have a handy hubby who always comes to my rescue (he raises an eyebrow at me, but does it anyway)
    I use wooden yard sticks...

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    I take a square and fold it in half wrong sides tog to form a triangle and put one in the top two corners and sew in down while I am putting the binding on then you can put a flat board inside and hang on push pins on the wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltin amma
    I sew a sleeve to the back of the quilt--then you can use a curtain rod or my husband cuts a piece of wood the size of the quilt minus 1 inch x 1/4" and I screw in the smallest eye hole screw I can. That means I can hang it with just 2 tiny brads in the wall. I've hung quilts up to 60 inches wide using this method. I also used the sleeve technique to turn an old quilt into a curtain. Sometimes if you ask at the hardware you can find thin lattice type strips that they will cut to the size you need. I just have a handy hubby who always comes to my rescue (he raises an eyebrow at me, but does it anyway)
    LOL, Amma I get that look all of the time!!! I asked him once if he had a tic and he said "yeah you"!!!! LOL!!!
    :XD: :thumbup:

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    I'm lazy and I don't like making the sleeve for the back so I've used decorative curtain rods that you buy the rings for and then you can just clip your wall hanging with these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayelee
    I take a square and fold it in half wrong sides tog to form a triangle and put one in the top two corners and sew in down while I am putting the binding on then you can put a flat board inside and hang on push pins on the wall
    This is a great idea I will be sure to use in the future. From this day forward I promise to always "jayelee" my wall hangings!

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    LOL I just hate sewing on rod sleeves or those handles so this is just easier for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayelee
    I take a square and fold it in half wrong sides tog to form a triangle and put one in the top two corners and sew in down while I am putting the binding on then you can put a flat board inside and hang on push pins on the wall
    Hi Jayelee

    Do you have a photo of how this looks like with the flat board? I can't really visualize from your message. :P

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    Hi, Here's a link to how I hang my wall hangings, hope this helps you visualise the use of triangles in the corners

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-6434-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Hi, Here's a link to how I hang my wall hangings, hope this helps you visualise the use of triangles in the corners

    :D

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-6434-1.htm
    Hey Izy

    That's really cool, thanks! What do u use on the wall to hang the frame on? I suppose u can't hang big and heavy quilts using this method?

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    I just added small screw rings to the top dowelling then a picture hanger into the wall.

    I haven't tried it on a large wall hanging, but I suppose you could add multiple hooks across the top to take the extra weight ;)

    p.s. Vivien.my step-daughter and family live in Singapore! Great place!

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    Here is a picture for you very easy and I buy the lathe at our Lowes hardware and cut it my self
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