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« on: December 27, 2004 07:35:47 PM »

my roommate bought this really beautiful quilt when she was in india.  she wants to hang it on her bedroom wall and decorate her room around it, but we can't figure out how to hang it up without hurting the quilt itself.  any quilters (or other crafters out there) ever hang a quilt?  how did you do it without damaging all that hard work?

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2004 08:23:04 PM »

how big/heavy is it?  You want to hang it so the tension is even and it doesn't stretch out.  I do this on full size quilts by hand sewing a casing fabric (about 5inches wide with the ends open) to the back and then putting a bamboo rod or a dowel behind it.  a curtain rod would work too.  I make the casing about 4inches smaller than the quilt on each side and then the dowel sticks out there, you can use curtain hooks or just nails at an angle in your wall to hold up the dowel.  my way is pretty much just using what i can find, but you could buy a nice curtain rod with ends and hooks to hang it and that might be lovely.  you could also do loops at the top with ribbons and tie that to a curtain rod.  but make sure that you are supporting the quilt evenly along the top.

anyway, the main considerations to not damage the quilt are the size and weight as well as how delicate the fabric is.  if it is really delicate just take it with you and ask at the fabric shop what you should do or go to a quilt shop if there is one in your town.
it sounds beautiful, good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2004 06:25:50 PM »

also..there are such products that are made for hanging quilts.


just an example...there are so many out there..just google "quilt hangers" or something
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2004 09:23:33 PM »

sew on a sleeve across the back, then stick a wooden pole or board through it. That takes most of the stress of of the quilt and keeps it from sagging.
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