What I found over time was that they just aren't strong enough to hold wall hangings of a certain size - about 30" x 30" or larger (more or less). They only hold .5 lbs each. The quilt I showed in the original post weighs 1.5 lbs and along with the baseboard I used for hanging it was just under 2 lbs. It held fine for about 2 weeks, then the hooks kept falling off the wall along with the quilt!
I was really bummed because I thought I was really on to something with this! So this past Christmas I was in the stocking hanging isle at the store and I saw these:
To hang a quilt, follow the same instructions from the previous post, but use the different hooks and a piece of baseboard no shorter than 1" tall (I prefer 1 1/4" tall) - any shorter and the hooks will show.
|Attach the hooks to the wall and hang the quilt. It really is that simple!|
|Here's how it looks from the front - perfect!|
If you try this let me know how it goes for you! I'd love to hear if you think of improvements to this method!