Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hanging Quilts.

We have been in this house a few months now and I am just getting around to hanging up some of my dolls quilts. It has taken me this long to work out the best way to hang them. In our old house I was using hooks on the wall and then hanging sleeves on the back. But that was our house, so I could bang a million holes in the wall and it was okay. This house is rented, so I have to be a bit more carfeul. I got my dear cousin in Perth to go to Ikea and get me two of these, so I could hang the quilts from there. But when they arrived, the wire that comes with them, needs three massive screws to go in the wall to hang them which freaked out Daz being a rental..... So back to the drawing board and I have come up with the simple solution of a pin in each corner. So simple! So this is what I did yesterday afternoon in our bedroom. Love it!! We have another huge wall in the dining room area which I am going to next, saving a spot in the middle for Lynne's quilt!

15 comments:

Millie said...

Oh good, because you're gonna need it (HAHAHAHAHAHA!) PMSL!

I have attached a hanging sleeve to the back of the quilt. I'm gonna miss it.

Meredith said...

That looks GREAT!! And well done to you...getting things hanging so soon.
Mxx

The Humming Cat said...

What sort of pin? Like a pin up board pin? Bob won't let me hang anything up either :-(

shequilts said...

What about those 3M velcro picture hanging strips? You could stitch the bits of velcro to the back of the quilt and the bit that goes to the wall has that non-permanent adhesive on it. That's my idea, anyway - not that I've got around to acting on it yet. LOL

sopheecat said...

pretty Helen :)

Duff said...

What a beautiful array of quilts! I could awaken to that every morning!
The link to Lynne's isn't working properly, though.

Duff said...

Shequiults is right on the money with 3m velcro strips. I use these all the time and they come right off the wall when you want them to. Sometimes (holidays) I'll use push pins if they're not noticeable. here's a link to amazon http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_7_2?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=3m+command+picture+hanging+strips&sprefix=3m

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

That collection looks great together!

Poppyprint said...

They look amazing all grouped together there!

Jolene said...

Glad to hear there's someone else who pins up their quilts. I do it all the time because I don't like things too permanent.

AJ said...

There are a few there I haven't seen before??

I used the 3M command hooks!

Kelly said...

I use the 3M removable hooks. Just take some thread and make a few loops on the back of a quilt (it comes out easily if you ever need to), and hang on the wall with the hooks. The small clear ones work best. Easily removable, absolutely no holes in the wall, and shouldn't affect the paint either (as long as you remove the sticky tab slowly like the instructions say).

This way, you can use any flat surface to hang a quilt on, like the side of a dresser or a hollow-core door, or whatever.

Becky said...

That looks great! I will have to use the pin idea if/when we move, which we hope won't be too far off :)

Kelly said...

They look gorgeous! What a bright and cheerful group to wake up to in the morning!!

bridgit said...

I LOVE the macintosh rose quilt. Did you use a pattern? From where? I would love to make one for my brother and sister-in-law and their new baby. bridgit at tomcook dot net