Thursday, January 22, 2015

How I Hang My Quilts

I didn't get much sleep last night, so I may not be too coherent today.

I actually may be walking and talking in my sleep!

I was asked HOW I hung my new quilt up, so I took some pictures to show you.

I don't ALWAYS hang my quilts up like this, but it sure does work when you don't want to mess with sewing the sleeve on the back of the quilt and hanging a quilt holder on the wall.

I save all my used needles.  There probably isn't anything wrong with them.  They are just well-used sewing machine needles.

They make the most MARVELOUS "nails" for holding up quilts.

Here are some pics:

The needles do not show unless you really LOOK for them.

It was all I could do to get them to show up in a picture.

I start in the center.  Then I hammer one in at each top corner.  Then I fill in between those until the quilt appears to be straight on the wall.

To make sure the quilt is straight, I have a fun trick I do.

I take a wide piece of masking tape and I tape it lightly across the whole width of the wall -- at least, as much of the wall as the quilt requires - at the heighth that the quilt is going to be hung.

Then I get a long level that I have hanging in the closet.  I place the level on the wall AGAINST the masking tape, and I level it.  Then I draw a straight, level line all the way across the tape with a PENCIL.

After I hammer all my "nails" into the wall while aligning the quilt with the straight line, I tear the tape away gently from above and below the quilt.

Note:  Hammer GENTLY.  These are needles.  They go into the wall very easily.  They also leave the TINIEST little hole in the wall when you pull them out.

That's it for today.  I may have to sneak a short nap before dinner.

Hugs, Joy


  1. I love this idea! I'm going to start saving my used sewing needles. I would have been concerned that the weight of the quilt might stress the quilt fabric too much in the area of the needle but from your close up it does not seem to be an issue. Love seeing your quilts. I'm hoping that once I retire I'll finally have time to make a few quilts...

  2. Thank you for sharing your method of hanging quilts! Hope you have a great week - Beth in AL


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