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Thread: She wants to hang it! Now what should I do?

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    Senior Member CompulsiveQuilter's Avatar
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    I made my grand-neice a scrap-purple quilt that her mom has now decided to hang as THE nursery wallhanging. (I'm very flattered). She's sending the quilt back for me to make a sleeve - or tabs - but now I'm thinking it should be something less permanent. What should I do?

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    I have seen these wooden things that clip on edge of quilt, don't know the name, maybe someone here does. Anyways, they have holes in back for you to place on the nail or whatever. Downside, the ones I ssaw in Hancocks were pretty expensive, but not permanent.

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    I have seen them hung on a rod using drapery clips and then it does not affect the quilt's functionality.

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    june tailor makes wooden blocks with like a marble inside you put the blocks on the wall and slide the quilt up into it.
    try junetailor.com

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    I have some clip on rings to hang things on a cafe rod. You squeeze the ring to open up the gripping device, then close over the edge of what you want to hang. These work great for me. You can find them at Walmart. Just saw some very decorative ones this weekend. But I lucked out at a thrift store a while back and got a whole freezer bag full of the less expensive type for $1.00.

    BTW, beautiful quilt. I can see why it should be displayed!

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    I'd just hand-sew a sleeve near the top edge (below the binding) and hang it from a rod-it would hang evenly and not cause any drag.

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    I bought some Drapery rings with a little cloths pin type hook on it. They fit on a good sized drapery rod or large Dowel. They work good for me. The ones I bought were almost black but they came in other colors.

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    I agree with the idea of handsewing a sleeve and using a rod, because that can be easily taken off later. The quilt will hang evenly in the meantime!

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    I would go for the clips. So long as the quilt isn't heavy, the clips will not cause any damage. When done hanging and ready to use you will have never noticed it was on clips. Sometimes the big heavy quilts get pulled too much from the clips, but this is a small quilt and should be fine.
    To be honest, I have one of my sons baby quilts hanging up in his room. I put it up there with push pins.

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    i tend to put sleeves on most of my quilts, they are used on the beds during the cold weather and hung in the summer time. i just match the backing and attach a sleeve across the top of the back before the binding.

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    On my great-granddaughter's quilt this is what I did. Took a thin board, 1 x 3",the width if the quilt, painted old fashioned wooden, spring clothespins, glued them to the board. Then I drilled 2 holes for hanging the board. Looks adorable. She can change quilts every so often and it cost me about $6.00 to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissSandra
    june tailor makes wooden blocks with like a marble inside you put the blocks on the wall and slide the quilt up into it.
    try junetailor.com
    These work really well :D:D:D

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    I don't have any suggestions about hanging, but love your quilt!

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    One quilt shop showed me how to hang quilts. Take a regular push pin, and carefully push it through the quilt near the binding. It will go through without tearing any threads. Put another on the other end and one in the middle and just pin it to whatever wall you want. When you want to take it down, all you have are little pin-holes in the wall, and nothing on the quilt.

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    Love the quilt. I would put a sleeve. It may be a wall hanging for years and if cared for well what a great item from her past to take and hang in her dorm room r on her wall when she has her own place. The way you made this quilt makes it ageless.

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    I would make tabs with button holes on each end. I would hand sew at intervals (non-choking hazard) buttons on the front and back of the quilt edge and attach the tabs for hanging. The button thread would be easy to remove at a later date.

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    Wow, that's a wonderful compliment!! It's beautiful :D:D

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    If I have a quilt that is in a temporary location, I hang it with used top stitch machine needles or long arm needles. I push the needles through the upper corners of the quilt and then lightly tap the needles into the wall. I sometimes anchor the lower corners as well. The quilt is not damaged in any way and when the quilt is taken down the wall is not damaged. If you have a long arm quilter that you go to, they will probably be glad to give you some used ones. This is if the walls are made of sheetrock. I wouldn't try this if you wall are plaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    On my great-granddaughter's quilt this is what I did. Took a thin board, 1 x 3",the width if the quilt, painted old fashioned wooden, spring clothespins, glued them to the board. Then I drilled 2 holes for hanging the board. Looks adorable. She can change quilts every so often and it cost me about $6.00 to do.
    I love this idea! I hope I remember it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frauhahn
    I'd just hand-sew a sleeve near the top edge (below the binding) and hang it from a rod-it would hang evenly and not cause any drag.
    I agree!!!!!!! It can easily be removed if wanted as be quilt.

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    it sure is pretty!

    my son used the one i made for my new grandson,as a wall hanging in his nursery too..

    be got these clips, not sure where..

    but i did make another quilt, an I=Spy one for my grandsons first birthday..they let him use that one! lol!

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    I do this as well. I try to match the sleeve with what the backing is. Since it's hand sewn on, it can always be easily removed.
    Quote Originally Posted by frauhahn
    I'd just hand-sew a sleeve near the top edge (below the binding) and hang it from a rod-it would hang evenly and not cause any drag.

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    I'd put a sleeve on the back. That way the pull is evenly spread across the top and the piece will not stretch over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    I would go for the clips. So long as the quilt isn't heavy, the clips will not cause any damage. When done hanging and ready to use you will have never noticed it was on clips. Sometimes the big heavy quilts get pulled too much from the clips, but this is a small quilt and should be fine.
    To be honest, I have one of my sons baby quilts hanging up in his room. I put it up there with push pins.
    Shhhh. Don't tell anybody, but I use push pins for wall hangings too. That's our secret though. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    I made my grand-neice a scrap-purple quilt that her mom has now decided to hang as THE nursery wallhanging. (I'm very flattered). She's sending the quilt back for me to make a sleeve - or tabs - but now I'm thinking it should be something less permanent. What should I do?
    You could try adding the tabs with self-stick velcro that can be removed later.

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