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Thread: Unique ways to display your finished quilts

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    Please share with me the many ways you display your quilts, not just limited by hanging on the wall. I have an old handmade cabinet, three shelves, screen wire on the door, it was painted red then green, my husband and I scrapped (only what would fall off) the paint and we varnished it to keep more from coming off. My quilts are folded up neatly in that, and in the bottom half of an antique wash stand. Need more suggestions.

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    Sounds gorgeous! Would totally love it if you could post a photo.

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    I'm going to build a wood ladder to lean against the wall for my quilts. For now I have a couple of quilt racks that sit at the end of beds.

    Here is how I'm going to do as soon as it warms up so we can work in the shop.

    http://www.woodstore.net/quiltladder.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I'm going to build a wood ladder to lean against the wall for my quilts. For now I have a couple of quilt racks that sit at the end of beds.

    Here is how I'm going to do as soon as it warms up so we can work in the shop.

    http://www.woodstore.net/quiltladder.html
    Oh, that rack is just lovely! If I had room for one, I'd be sure to put it on my "honey-do" list!! :lol:

    Unfortunately, I have very little room to display quilts: we live in a small house with many bookcases and doors. The house is L-shaped and the "inside" walls have floor-to-ceiling windows -- which are splendid for views but really hard to hang things on! :-D

    I've yet to make anything larger than a fairly big baby quilt, so most of my things are small and I've managed to have something in nearly every room. The big space in our dining room gets swapped out seasonally, while the rest are more-or-less permanent.

    My husband has a major "thing" about holes in the walls, so I hang the seasonal quilts with fish line -- I usually have a light-weight aluminum rod in a sleeve at the top; tie a loop of fish line to the ends (which are covered in painter's tape to protect the wall); then thread the fish line loop up through two widely-spaced cup hooks at the junction of the wall and ceiling. The fish line is invisible and I can hang a wide range of sizes from the same two hooks.

    My "rotating quilts" space -- changed out by season.
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    I have an old trunk that was my Aunt Mabel's. I have it open with quilts "falling" out of it. I love it.

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    Quiltin' Lady,
    What a pretty room you have. Beautiful blue quilt. I love the blue and white look.
    Blue Bell

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    I love all of these ideas for displaying our quilts :D:D:D

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    Love your room quiltnlady! Gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    Love your room quiltnlady! Gorgeous!
    Gosh -- Thanks! :) I didn't mean to hijack the "quilt display" conversation, but it just was the only picture I had of that wall and the use of fish line (which certainly is invisible from that distance! :lol: )

    I designed that wall of cabinets (all IKEA, by the way) and am very happy with how they turned out. We did it the same time we renovated the kitchen and put the same counter in the DR.

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    I have an antique weaving loom and have one of my antique quilts on the bench. Also I have an antique quilt laying over the back of an old cane rocking chair.

    Karen

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    I want to see some pictures.

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    Love your dining room Quiltn'Lady, it looks so clean abd fresh, love your quilt also.

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    My son built me a cabinet with three shelves in it & he made the doors with glass plus the ends he put glass in them so you can see them.

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    I have them all over the parlor. I have them on the couch, and rocking chair, and love seat, and I also have them on a quilt rack. Keep in mind, I use all my quilts.

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    I have used a ladder, closed and leaned up against the wall, with my quilts folded over the rungs, and a quilt on each side basically just hanging to cover the outside of the ladder. It looks nice, gives me a place to store the ladder AND the quilts. Of course, they are also on my bed, on all my couches and chairs, coffee table, walls, etc. Just like everybody else, I'm sure!

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    My DIL hangs a quilt I made for her over the stair banister.
    I have small ones hanging on wall, over quilt racks and backs of lounge suite/chairs, multiple ones folded back over end of spare bed.

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    One day, perhaps in my next home when I move...I would like to have a patchwork showercurtain and curtain in the bathroom...perhaps no batting in between - just the top and backing - with a liner - I think that would be really cool...
    I have a friend in France who has sofas upholstered in patchwork..what a beautiful job......

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    Another suggestion--do you have access to one of the older baby cribs with the wider spaces between the rails? Those can be utilized for quilt display. May need to figure out how to hang on the wall but you could hang several quilts that way.

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    If you will go to Allpeoplequilt.com, they have several ways of decorating with quilts. Like used for a head board for a bed and an old changing table with quilts stacked on it. I have them hanging on bedroom doors, that I change often. My grand children say you cant be cold at Grandma's because there are quilts on every door.

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    I have a china cabinet full of pewter from Germany. Once I figure out what to do with the pewter, I'm going to put my quilts in it.

    Your wall hanging looks just like one I made except mine is 11" x 11"! I love your dining room!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyev
    I have used a ladder, closed and leaned up against the wall, with my quilts folded over the rungs, and a quilt on each side basically just hanging to cover the outside of the ladder. It looks nice, gives me a place to store the ladder AND the quilts. Of course, they are also on my bed, on all my couches and chairs, coffee table, walls, etc. Just like everybody else, I'm sure!
    Now that sounds like a house I'd like! I second the call for "more pictures" :-)

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    I have an old quilting frame which sits by a wall in our living room. I fold a number of the quilts over it. I too, use my quilts pretty regularly. I give most of my quilts as gifts, so there are not a lot to display.

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    My DH does not like holes in the wall either, then neither do I. I tend to use staples. Standard paper stapler, not heavy duty. they do not damage the quilt and when you remove them, you just rub the hole with your finger nail and it is gone. I hung three for Christmas and have two hanging in my sewing room..... DH plans to make a bar to hang in the living room to display seasonal quilts. He has talked about that for three years. My beautiful Autumn quilt lay folded in the sewing room waiting, so, I took matters in hand and stapled it to my sewing room wall.... he wanted to know how I did it.... Staples!

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    that screen door cabinet is called a pie safe, usually placed in a cool place to store baked goods, butter, bread etc.

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    I have a shelf on the wall that has a bar underneath it to hang a quilt on. I just change the quilt when ever the mood strikes so I get to show off then.

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