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Charlotte

1001 Bluebird Lane
Rolla, MO 65401-8700
USA

877.598.1908

Bluebird Gardens Custom Quilts & Gifts made just for you

Products: Custom quilts, handmade quilts for sale, embroidered kitchen towels,  baby quilts, vintage quilts, home décor collectibles,  personalized gifts, throws, quilt wall hanging, recipe books, wood refinishing products,  personalized embroidery services, quilting services.

What began in 1998 as a weekend trip with my mother to help find quilts for a friend is now a custom gift business. We make custom quilts in hard-to-find patterns, exclusive patterns with the artist's permission, and unique patterns I design. We also specialize in modernizing old favorites, such as double wedding ring quilts and making quilts out of printed photos, mementos, clothing and other fabrics. Baby crib quilts have become harder to find so we offer a variety of baby quilts in those smaller sizes that can easily be personalized with a baby's name and birth date.

Handmade quilts for sale and ready-to-ship quilts are always available for you if you do not have the time for custom quilts. Please browse in our Shop.

How to Hang Quilts

Quilts, lap quilt throws and baby quilts make great quilted wall hangings. Bluebird Gardens how to hang quilts shows you how to turn quilts into wall hangings.

How to Hang Handmade Quilts for Quilted Wall Hangings

 TREE OF LIFE LAP QUILT THROW WITH A HANGING SLEEVE ON BACK

TREE OF LIFE LAP QUILT THROW WITH A HANGING SLEEVE ON BACK

 ADDED SLEEVE ON THE BACK OF BABY QUILT TO HANG IT

ADDED SLEEVE ON THE BACK OF BABY QUILT TO HANG IT

 LOOPS ON ON QUILT BACK TO MAKE IT INTO A WALL HANGING

LOOPS ON ON QUILT BACK TO MAKE IT INTO A WALL HANGING

 WOOD QUILT HANGARS ARE EASY WAYS TO HANG QUILTS

WOOD QUILT HANGARS ARE EASY WAYS TO HANG QUILTS

 WALL HANGING QUILT

WALL HANGING QUILT

Handmade quilts and lap quilt throws 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 lap quilt throws and baby quilts have sleeves and loops on the back that can easily and quickly turn lap quilts into quilted wall hangings, such as Winter Tree of Life Lap Quilt Throw.

Some Quilts Are Ready to Hang
 

First, check back side of ready made quilts and throws. 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.

Small raised wood hangars work well for baby quilts. Large wood hangars are better for lap quilt throws and handmade quilts.

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.

Now You've Got the Hang of It!

                                                                Charlotte

From our customers

 

Charlotte, great ideas for hanging baby quilts! My daughter is having twins and this will make decorating their guest bedroom for the boys SO much easier! Can’t wait to try stencils on the (wood) hangars....

- Rose in CO

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