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Old 04-09-2012, 02:32 PM
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Attention quilters!
I know nothing about quilting, the quilting community or its brands, trends etc. The closest I ever got to quilting was making a stuffed snake in middle school home-ec class. I could use your help!

I am looking to get my mother, a prolific quilter, a nice quilt rack. The CADILLAC of quilt racks, if you will. However, not knowing what to look for, or what to stay away from, I am a bit lost in a sea of wood, plastic and metal racks.

ANY help would be appreciated (sans jokes about my mom's rack, thanks ), and I would be more than happy to submit a review/impressions of what I buy once received!
Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:42 PM
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Can you give more details? Is this for displaying quilts, hand quilting, or machine quilting? If for machine, what model does she use? I think we can make recommendations if we understand the use. Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:43 PM
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See what I mean? I don't even know the question to ask!

Anyway, it's for displaying them, mostly at home, but also at local events.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:45 PM
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well here are a few to start with
http://www.homefurnitureshowroom.com...acks_1225.html
if there is a quilt show coming to your area, you might find some there. I have no suggestion on a particular one though.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:02 PM
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In the case of quilt display racks, there really isn't a brand one that's the Cadillac of display racks. Most of us who have them have bought them from woodworkers who were selling at fairs, art-in-the-park events, "main street days", that sort of thing.

That said, I personally feel that quilts display better when they are hung full exposure on a wall or over a banister. There are many options for hanging quilts on a wall. Google "displaying quilts on a wall".

The next best way is on a tall rack like a ladder where there are many rungs for folding many quilts over. The best ladders are very old wooden barn ladders, often wider at the bottom than the top, and very hard to find. Have one made for her, that way you can choose the finish, width, height, and number of rungs.

"Foot-of-the-bed type quilt racks do not show off the quilts well, with only the front and back quilt showing any of its design; the one hanging in the middle is virtually hidden.

How nice of you to think of this for your mom!

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For shows I'd say something prtable like this.
http://www.craftgard.com/quilt-displ...carrying-case/

Then someting in a nice wood for home.
http://www.gwizpro.com/qww/
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Thanks, all, for all the recommendations so far. I think, after perusing some of these links, I am looking more for an at-home stand, and these two caught my eye:
http://www.homefurnitureshowroom.com...ductItemsImage

http://www.homefurnitureshowroom.com...ductItemsImage

Particularly the first one.
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What a thoughtful son you are! you've already been given some good advice. I also like these "quilt chests" and it's another option:

http://www.quiltcurio.com/

Again, an internet search will net you some producers - mostly custom/hand made. I saw a couple "in person" in a store in Shipeshewana, IN, and they are very nice.
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I think you will need two, one for home display which has to be nice and fit with the decor and one for public events which is easy to set up and durable. One will not work for both uses.
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Originally Posted by Modred189 View Post
Thanks, all, for all the recommendations so far. I think, after perusing some of these links, I am looking more for an at-home stand, and these two caught my eye:
http://www.homefurnitureshowroom.com...ductItemsImage

http://www.homefurnitureshowroom.com...ductItemsImage

Particularly the first one.
I really like the first one as well. You are a very thoughtful son to be so diligent in your search.
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