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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Tips on Tuesdays! -> Hanging Your Work

Welcome to Tips on Tuesdays!  This is a sharing post, so leave as many tips or helpful links in the comments section as you like.  There is no more sign-in code required, so hopefully people will find this easier now.  The topic this week is Hanging Tips.  The red link button on the sidebar links to all Tips on Tuesday posts.  ; )

First off, I have a Hanging Sleeve Tutorial that some of you might find helpful.  That's my first Tips contribution.  Click HERE to see it.

My second hanging tip is to use masking tape!  My friend Michelle taught me that when she helped me hang a show last year.  You can use a loop of masking tape to secure flippy quilt corners or to flatten rippled edges once the piece is hanging.  It works like a charm.  One little loop can also help to keep your picture frames from slanting.

I heard Pat from our guild mention that she hangs her art quilts with adhesive backed hook and loop tape.  Smart.

And finally, my grand plan from last year (that is still sitting in a box by the stairwell) was to hang a large quilt on a fancy wrought iron curtain rod.  It came with brackets that would hang the quilt out from the wall just a bit.  I had planned on putting a large display quilt up on our living room wall that I would change every now and then.  Have you put anything on display in your home or at an exhibit?  I'd love to hear any tips you have.  Please share it!  ; )

Thank you!


BijouxBaby said...

Here is a link to my blog where I discussed my way of hanging a quilt, no damage to wall or quilt required. http://bijouxbaby.blogspot.com/2011/02/super-custom-quilt-hanger.html
It's easy to change out the quilt too. I plan on changing them seasonally, so no quilt is hanging in the light for too long and because I get bored. I really need to make a summer quilt, now that I think about it. Must get on that.

Anonymous said...

I like the tip about the masking tape loop under the bottom corners to hold a quilt flat against the wall. I use it all the time.
I attach my hanging sleeve in the seam after applying the binding. That way I need to handstitch only one long side and the 2 ends. Important to leave about 1/4 to 1/2 inch slack when stitching down the bottom edge.

Becky said...

I've used curtain rods, and also just screwing 2 screws into the wall, then putting a dowel rod through the sleeve, and resting the ends on it. Gosh, need a picture eh? I've thought about using a curtain rod and those hoops with the clips on them, but wonder if the clips would hurt the quilt.

Jeane said...

My DH is the master of hanging quilts. I have a large one in my living room 47"x47". He felt dowling was not strong enough and would eventually bend. The ideal product "threaded rod". I gulped! just how big do the holes in the wall need to be? Well a 1 1/2" #8 screw will be fine. So once on the wall it looked really fine. The border had flying geese on 2 sides so I had them going up the right side and across the top to the left. Well DH is left handed and we see things differently. He finally says I have it hanging upside down. I said well my geese would be flying upside down. He goes, what geese? all I see are a bunch of triangles backwards. Well after all his good work I took it down and put a new hanger on and we turned it around which pleased him. Now I had 2 tubes so in order to keep it flat and against the wall, we added a second threaded rod. It doesn't cause any damage to the fabric. DH has a permanent job!

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