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Subject: hanging a quilt: recommendation needed
Date Posted: 3/25/2011 12:42 PM ET
Member Since: 5/20/2009
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I have a quilt I'm interested in hanging on the wall to display. Does anyone have recommendations for the best way to do this? I've seen a few things online. Everything from clips to rods... I was initially thinking of using clips, but am concerned this might create more pull/distortion over time. I was hoping to not have to add a backing piece for hanging on a rod. But in the end I'm looking to create the least wear on the front of the quilt, so maybe a rod is the best option?

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 9:37 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
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A lot of quilters I know put a sleeve on the back but I've never hung any of mine other than at a small show for a local group and that was such a short length of time but htey made c heap sleeves and pinned then on. do you hang out on any quilt forums? quilting.about.com has a pretty good forum an dit's free to join and I'm sure you can get a bunch of opinion there. A sleeve/rod would distribute the weight more evenly..clips hold specific points of the quilt...also depends on how heavy the quilt is (size, batting, amount of quilting, etc)

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 5:31 PM ET
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i made my daughters baby quilt into a wall hanging... of course it is a small quilt...

i put a thick ribbon along the back ...handstitched it on...

and ran a rod the length of the quilt thru the ribbon..to distribute the weight evenly and not look bulged or wrinkled

Shelly -
Date Posted: 3/31/2011 3:56 PM ET
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I would say it depends on the size of the quilt. If its small, ribbons or clips would probably work fine. If it's large, lap size or bigger, I would do a sleeve. Not only size to think about, but how long you plan on hanging it for.

This is one I was just looking at this morning. I haven't tried it myself but it sure looks easy enough to do, and not to bad of a price.


Date Posted: 4/1/2011 6:15 PM ET
Member Since: 4/1/2011
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Since you mentioned you want to put the least pressure on the front of the quilt I would highly reccomend a sleeve. Another easy on the quilt option is to make or have made a quilt hanger. My BIL made one for an antique quilt that I gave my sister. He used 2 pieces of finished wood the same lenght as the quilt and sandwiched the top of the quilt inside the 2 pieces,  then clamped the wooden pieces together. The back piece of wood has hangers on it so it can hang on 2 hooks on the wall. Please share a photo of your finished quilt.