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    Junior Member lynn_z's Avatar
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    Wall hangings can be a pain to hang but for a small light one that won't be laundered much ( like Christmas, Halloween, etc) try this. Some pizza boxes come with air vents in the side strips. Cut the strips off, glue them on the back of the hanging and use the air holes in the center to hang on the wall with (air holes down). I put the colored part of the cardboard facing out to prevent any ink runs....works great and keeps everything nice and flat.

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    Brilliant!

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    Thanks for the tip!

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    Great tip! If it's not to heavy straight pins should hold it well and not leave big holes.

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    Our house has this huge wall as you go down the steps to the basement so hubby wanted his Ne t shirt quilt hung up there. My daughter was home so had the two of them hold the ladder and I hung the quilt with straight pins along the top and down the quilt at every intersection. You can not tell what is holding that quilt up there!

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    Great tip. And, a good reason to order a pizza. Wait a minute, you mean a clean, unused box......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    Great tip! If it's not to heavy straight pins should hold it well and not leave big holes.
    I use straight pins to hang many things. No big holes in the wall.

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    Thanks,a very practical tip for most of us. pab

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    Great tip, thank you :D:D:D

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    I should have said frozen pizza...they come sealed in plastic. I have some great heavy pins that also work but if they fall out and you step on it and it gets stuck between your toes...yikes! Don't use those anymore.

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    Old sewing needles work well too. They are strong and leave small holes.

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    What a great idea!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewlady
    Old sewing needles work well too. They are strong and leave small holes.
    Never thought of the dull machine needles. What a great group!

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    I use machine needles, also. To break them, I first loosely wrap the needle in old fabric and then catch the needle with two pairs of pliers...one on the shaft (the part that goes into the machine) and the other just below where the shaft meets the needle. Hold tightly and bend the needle. It will break just above the pliers closest to the eye hole. So, if you want it short, grab the needle higher up. It will bend, but only so much, then break. Make sure the fabric is loose enough to give when you bend and break the needle. It's to keep small pieces of metal from flying unexpectedly.

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    Why should we break them?

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    WOW the ingenuity on this board never cease to amaze me

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    you're so smart!!

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    Another way to hang wallhangings is to sew in a corner tab on each end (like photo corners for pictures) on the back side then a dowel or flat paint stick and be made the same width and inserted to hang. Moosegirl

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    We don't buy frozen pizzas, so won't have those "vents". I use plastic rings....just sew them on (tack sewing) and hang.....no problem! Less calories!!! LOL

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    For all my wall hangings I use the velcro type hooks, they come in various sizes and there is not damage done to the fabric or the walls when they need to come down.

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    Hi, I'm a lurker here! I hang my wallhangings, big or small with 1/4 inch steel rods in top & bottom and they hang beautifully. I go to a local machine shop & clean the rods really good & insert them in small pockets on top & bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    Great tip! If it's not to heavy straight pins should hold it well and not leave big holes.
    I save my used needles too.

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    I'm too lazy to fuss with hangers. I use the poster putty and it holds a good size wall hanging. It's not toxic and won't hurt fabric or walls. I put a dab on each corner and top and bottom middle, press to wall and it works great.

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    I cut the eye off a needle and use the shank to hang quilts and even framed pictures. You'd be surprised at how much weight that needle will hold and practically no hole left in the wall.

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    I cut the eye off a needle and use the shank to hang quilts and even framed pictures. You'd be surprised at how much weight that needle will hold and practically no hole left in the wall.

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