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Thread: A New Quilt Rack ... solid, low cost and easy peasy!

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    A New Quilt Rack ... solid, low cost and easy peasy!

    Here's my new quilt rack ... simplistic and doesn't impose on the quilt it will hang.

    ... a pair of coat hooks, a 1-1/2" x 8 ft dowel and a wall!
    Hardest part was finding coat hooks, with a big enough hook for the dowel.
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    Looks like a great idea!
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    So, where *did* you find the hooks with a big enough support for the dowel? Can you give us an idea of the model/maker/price and store??
    I like this idea a lot!! Thank you for sharing it.

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    Great idea. I love it.

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    Great Ideal, I swear quilters are so creative.
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    nice job! So how about a pic with the quilt hanging from it :O
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    DHMom ... hanging sleeve is being installed ... it's my Pony Club quilt!

    JanInVA ... the hooks were just standard ones from Home Depot. $4.99 each.


    I wanted something that sat close to the ceiling, and did not steal the show from the quilt!
    Plus that would make it easy enough to put the rod and quilt on/off the rack/hooks.
    Longest dowel available was 8 ft. Otherwise I would have made it longer.
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    I like it ! Simple easy.. is perfect for me!

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    That is great. What a wonderful idea. Thanks!

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    good idea

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    Great idea.
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    Great idea!!!!

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    If you can't find coat hooks large enough - a lot of drapery rod holders have this open kind of bracket.

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    great idea
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    I love it, did something similar for a design wall with coat hooks and 1/4" pvc pipe with a large flannel sheet. The sheet can be rolled up on the pipe out of the way (it is in the family room in front of the door going to the garage) so it can't stay down all the time.
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    Great idea!

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    I have used 1" galvanized metal electrical conduit for curtain rods, cleaned it with alcohol, let it dry and spray painted it flat black. I think that the conduit came in 12' lengths. The rod hangers that I used are wood mounted to the drywall with toggle bolts. It would work for quilt hangers too.

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    QuiltE, Well done! I don't have a single quilt hanging anywhere maybe I should change that :-)
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    Excellent idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61 View Post
    QuiltE, Well done! I don't have a single quilt hanging anywhere maybe I should change that :-)
    My eyes must be playing tricks on me ... I can't believe what I see!

    ........ though I think you have given all yours away, other than your playful Mr+Mrs in the 5th wheel!
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    Actually, you can use the 89 cent coat/robe hooks found at Home Depot and Lowes for this...which is where I found mine, in nickel. I used this idea to mount my design wall (a very large flannel fabric I'd sewn together in off white with a pocket at the top). Slide the fabric on the wood closet rod (left an opening in the center for a 3rd coat hook) and onto the wall where DH had installed all 3 coat hooks. It cost me less than $10 and I love it...and it holds up a lot of fabric blocks, etc. I have it hanging over my closet opening in my quilt room.

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    I did this. I used the curtain "pull backs" you know the metal side hooks holding curtains back.
    Instead of mounting them sideways, mount upside down at the top. Big enough to hold dowel. They are every where, in any curtain department. Target, Walmart, JC Penny, they come 2 in a package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by champagnebubbles View Post
    I did this. I used the curtain "pull backs" you know the metal side hooks holding curtains back.
    Instead of mounting them sideways, mount upside down at the top. Big enough to hold dowel. They are every where, in any curtain department. Target, Walmart, JC Penny, they come 2 in a package.
    Yes ... I actually had a set of these picked out, then decided on the coat hooks, as I could keep it closer to the ceiling, to keep my length. As it is, I will be pinning the bottom up for this quilt ...................
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