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Thread: How to hang small wall quilts

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    I have two small quilts which I want to hang. I have a hand appliqued piece that measures 14" across and 11" down. There is another quilt 15" across x 28" long. With what do I use to hang these?

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    Mine have a small sleeve on the back and I just put a dowel through it. If they are small enough you can put 2 straight pins in the wall and hang the dowel over them.

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    I found a great way to hang wall hangings. I sew a triangle...a square folded into a triangle into each corner so that it forms a pocket..and use a piece of wood the width of the quilt..(think paint stick size). Then use a sawtooth hanger and regular picture hanging items. Works Great!! When I make the wall hanging I sew the triangles on before I put on the binding.

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    Many make a type of hanging sleeve, triangles are sewn in the corners, insert a small dowel across the back and hang it up :D

    This works well for smaller hangings, if you need to, another little sleeve can be added in the center.

    http://www.embtreasures.com/articles...eTriangles.htm

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    Try one of those plastic - clear pants hangers, someone here brought this subject up, It really works well if you have a wreath hanger if it is going on your door. Otherwise try using those clear push pins if hanging it on the wall, these do not leave big holes in your projects or your walls. Hope this help's !

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    For really small ones I usually sew those plastic rings (I think from the drapery section??) on the back and use a couple of small nails to hang them.

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    You can run a dowel rod through your sleeve, then put a slit in the end of the rod. Then put the end of a ribbon on each end and hang up at a triangle on a nail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RkayD
    I found a great way to hang wall hangings. I sew a triangle...a square folded into a triangle into each corner so that it forms a pocket..and use a piece of wood the width of the quilt..(think paint stick size). Then use a sawtooth hanger and regular picture hanging items. Works Great!! When I make the wall hanging I sew the triangles on before I put on the binding.
    Your idea is great. I am going to try this with the two 15" square wall hangings I have. Thanks! :-D

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    When I make them from now on I'm going to put the triangle in. I read that here a while back. In fact I'm about to bind a Christmas wall hanging. I'll have to remember to do this.

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    I used a nice curtain rod. we love it. I used no sew iron on adhesive and iron on the sleeve...than just slid the curtain rod on. I am planning to make other to change during the year. that was my first quilt that I made.
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    That's how I did my bigger wall quilt. I used those clip-on type curtain rings and a curtain rod. DH put nails in the wall and the rod just rests on them-you can barely see the nails (and only if you really look for them).

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    You can buy clip on curtain rings and hang them on a quilt shelf rod or attach a curtain rod to the wall for quilts.
    I hand sewed a couple of rectangular magnets to the back of one to hang on my refrigerator or any other metal surface--metal door, etc.

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    I use the poster putty for small quilts. It stick to the quilt and the wall with no damage to the either. Easy to remove with no residue. I hang small quilts on my inside doors, inside my cabinet doors, anyplace unexpected to find something pretty. The quilts hang flat against the surface. The new magnetic quilt holders are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RkayD
    I found a great way to hang wall hangings. I sew a triangle...a square folded into a triangle into each corner so that it forms a pocket..and use a piece of wood the width of the quilt..(think paint stick size). Then use a sawtooth hanger and regular picture hanging items. Works Great!! When I make the wall hanging I sew the triangles on before I put on the binding.
    Thanks for that great tip!

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    for small ones, I use safety pins...put one pin into each top corner (on the back) with the joint/circle end up, making sure that the circles are of equal height and that when they bear the weight of the hanging they don't show above the quilt. Put nails or straight pins in the wall and hook the safety pin circles over them. If you use straight pins in the wall you can cut off the heads so they are only as long as you need them and they leave very small holes.

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    Pop can tabs work great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I use the poster putty for small quilts. It stick to the quilt and the wall with no damage to the either. Easy to remove with no residue. I hang small quilts on my inside doors, inside my cabinet doors, anyplace unexpected to find something pretty. The quilts hang flat against the surface. The new magnetic quilt holders are great.
    Thanks - I like the poster putty idea for my wall hangings :-)

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    reguardless of the size of my quilts, I hang them on regular curtain rods that are attached to the wall using 3m metal hanges that are removeable . The rod needs to be thin and fit the hangers. I sew the small curtain rings on the back of the quilt. I then use decorative cording to put through the rings then place the rod through the rings. The decorative 3m hangers really do the job and allows me to move my quilts around without wall damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb
    for small ones, I use safety pins...put one pin into each top corner (on the back) with the joint/circle end up, making sure that the circles are of equal height and that when they bear the weight of the hanging they don't show above the quilt. Put nails or straight pins in the wall and hook the safety pin circles over them. If you use straight pins in the wall you can cut off the heads so they are only as long as you need them and they leave very small holes.
    VERY clever! :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Kathy N: your idea is very clever also and affordable :D

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    I use the triangles in the top corners and I love the way that works. All my holiday wall hangings are the same size so I use the same stick for all of them.

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    great idea!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I use the poster putty for small quilts. It stick to the quilt and the wall with no damage to the either. Easy to remove with no residue. I hang small quilts on my inside doors, inside my cabinet doors, anyplace unexpected to find something pretty. The quilts hang flat against the surface. The new magnetic quilt holders are great.
    Thanks - I like the poster putty idea for my wall hangings :-)

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