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How to Hang Handmade Quilts for Quilted Wall Hangings
Quilts make lovely quilted wall hangings and can quickly and easily change the look of any room - faster than paint! Whether making an extra bedroom or office into a nursery, or updating a room decor to celebrate a season, or special occasion, hanging a handmade quilt will quickly set the tone. Then you can easily update again! Depending on what quilt size you use, there are several options to easily turn a handmade quilt into a home decor wall hanging. Some standard throws 50x60 have sleeves and loops on the back that can easily and quickly turn lap quilts into quilted wall hangings.
Some Quilts Are Ready to Hang
First, check back side of ready made quilts like Cat Fish Tales Throw. (photo)
Manufacturers often include a fabric loop or sleeve at the top of the back side of the quilt so you can quickly hang quilts. To easily hang quilts, thread a curtain rod through the back sleeve.
Install the rod as you would a curtain rod.
Often crib quilts and baby quilts are also made with a sleeve already on the back side.
How To Install a Sleeve on a Quilt Back
If your quilt doesn't have a sleeve, it's easy to install one.
Cut a piece of cotton fabric 3.5 inches wide and one inch shorter than the length of the quilt you want to hang.
With small hand stitches, sew the sleeve across the top of the quilt, turning either end under just short of the edge of the quilt.
You can also use pre-folded 2-inch binding if you're going to use smaller curtain rods like cafe rods.
Go slow so that the stitches don't come through the front side of the quilt.
How To Install Hanging Quilt Loops
Another quick way to hang quilts is to sew loops in equal distance on the back of a quilt.
Use finished ribbon or make your own fabric loops.
Sew loops on the back side of the quilt so you can thread a rod through them.
Make the loops wider for larger quilts; the wider width will help stabilize the quilt as it hangs on the curtain rod.
Sew each loop in equal intervals.
Start by centering a loop in the middle and work your way to the edge.
Most baby quilts and throws will require 5 to 7 loops.
Throws will require 9-13 loops.
Quickly Hang Quilts with Wood Hangars
You can also easily and quickly hang quilts with wood hangars.
The made in US wooden hangars have a marble inside each of the wood pieces that holds the quilt in place.
You can also easily replace the quilt by slipping it out of the wood quilt hangar.
Paint wood quit hangars the same color as the quilt and wall to make them disappear, or paint them a complimentary accent color. You can also add details such as initials to personalize wood quilt hangars using stencils.
Install the wood quilt hangars as you would a picture, with a nail or screw. Then thread the quilt through the wood quilt hangars.
I recommend wood quilt hangars for smaller crib quilts, baby quilts and throws.
Now You've Got the Hang of It!
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