Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hanging Small Quilts

I had a some inquiries as to how I hang my small quilts - Glenise, you came up as a no-reply comment and I have no way to email you, so I'm answering here.

I always have great plans to make those triangle corners on my small quilts, before adding the binding, but usually forget.  I first learned of this method from Ami Simms, but now I see it everywhere - here's a link from Quilts By Jen.  For some reason she has you use a triangle in each corner, but I only use two, at the top.

So how do I hang mine??  Well, I save all my old sewing machine needles, and just tap them into the wall to hold my quilts.


Not very deeply, just enough to hold.  This leaves a small hole that is easily covered if you move them, which I do frequently.  Be gentle as you tap them, they will break if you whack them too hard.  Forgive the terrible picture, we're having thunderstorms today and it's dark in here.

Works great for really small ones, but the larger ones tend to droop in the middle.  The triangle method is really cool for adding a dowel - the triangles are added before the binding is attached, so it's all by machine, no hand stitching.  I'll add the link to my Useful Links page so you can find it easily anytime.

I hope you're all having a great Sunday, we're going tropical today [88F] with thunderstorms - much cooler this coming week!

Love,
Allie

15 comments:

I am said...

Hi Allie thankyou for your tips xx

Shasta Matova said...

I use applique pins to hold my quilts on the bulletin board. They are thinner and make smaller holes in the wall or board. I put four triangle pockets on quilts that don't have a definite up or down. That gives me more options in case I want to change which side is up. I also use four pockets on larger small quilts. If it doesn't hang straight, I can put a dowel on the bottom to help straighten it out.

Karen said...

I have in the past for small quilts used triangle corners but just on the top two. Then a wooden dowel cut to size. The dowel slides into the triangle pockets. Easy to hang the wood dowel on a nail or one of those hook thingamajigs that have adhesive that easily pulls off the wall and leaves no mark or residue.

claudia said...

You have a great idea there to hang the small quilts! I would have never thought to reuse my sewing machine needles in this way. Thank you.
Thank you for your kind email. I do appreciate your thoughts.

WoolenSails said...

I use double sided rug tape to hang my small ones, but you have to have the right paint or it comes off when I change them out.

Debbie

Glenise Magnano - Gold Coast said...

Hi Allie
Thank you so much for responding to my comment on how you hang your mini quilts. thank you. Sorry didn't realize I was leaving a no-reply comment. I get confused what I am supposed to tick as I don't have a website or a blog just a plain old email - yarragirl2@hotmail.com So a VERY BIG THANK YOU ALLIE. Love your work. Glenise

edith csokmay said...

What a great tip :) Those little quilts are adorable and I loved the display from the last post :)

Beth said...

I often use the triangles-in-the-corner method for my small quilts, and when I don't have dowels, an unsharpened pencil will do for a little quilt!

QuiltGranma said...

I often put a hanging sleeve on the back of my little quilts, and with a dowel, paint stick, or wooden ruler, or the little dowel and string found with some calendars, hang them from the broken sewing machine needle. (I do not waste them either, they are great for hanging regular calendars who have such a small hole in them! )

Sandra :) said...

I use pins too, or pins in conjunction with double-sided tape :D If the mini has a casing for a dowel, I've been known to stick push pins (the kind for bulletin boards) in the wall then perch the dowel, through the fabric, onto the pins :D

I wonder if the 2nd set of triangles you were mentioning, might be to slide a dowel in the bottom as well, to keep the quilt hanging straight?

Jocelyn Thurston said...

All caught up on your posts now, and what an experience to see that deer with the brand new little one. Don't they look so precious. What a cute new summer design and the red and white is snazzy. This post is great as some of us are always trying to figure out these basic things.

O'faigh said...

Great tip Allie for hanging small quilts, never thought of that..

donna said...

What a clever idea. Thank you for sharing Allie.
Hugs
donna

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the tip.

desertskyquilts said...

Whooee, tropical indeed! That's an interesting way to hang your quiltlets, and it made me smile.

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