Are you changing some of your decor with a fresher look for spring?
I use several ways to hang my quilts depending mostly on their size.
The simple 'corner' method I used on my recent contribution to the Alzheimer's project seems perfect for very small lightweight pieces. I had not used it before but will surely do so in the future.
|I carefully twirl the pin as I insert|
it into the inner corner of the
binding to prevent tearing the fibers.
|They bend easily if not the|
sturdy short kind.
Most often I use either dowels or slats inserted into a sleeve at the top. Make the sleeve about 2" shorter than the width of the quilt so the slat extends beyond it and can be hung on a brad or headless nail. I put that straight into the wall at just under 90 degrees.
For the slats, I drill a small hole about 1/2" in from the each end and also write the name of the quilt with permanent marker on each end. Some fit more than one quilt. This handy tip makes it easy to find what you want.
I use slats from old shades, trim from the lumber yard or yardsticks. I pick up free ones whenever I see them (Home Depot gives them away at our state fair.) They are straight and sturdy and a nice thickness. They are easy to cut shorter if needed. In the store they are only $.68!
|Perfect for quilts 38" wide or less|
I tie the different types together and store in an old wastebasket in my closet with other supplies that need to be rolled.
For the one on the right I slanted the brad and then just hung the dowel in the 'crotch'.
Eye hooks can be screwed into the wood slat either through the fabric at the top or on each end as shown here.
What methods have you used?