Finally, a way to hang quilts that is easy and fast! And best of all, there's no hole in the wall, which makes swapping out different size quilts possible without dealing with damage.
- Quilt with sleeve. There are tons of sleeve tutorials online, just Google: Quilt Sleeve Tutorial. Here's a good one at Tallgrass Prairie.
- 1 1/4" wide baseboard (Found at any home improvement store)
- Damage free hanging hooks (Like Command brand, found at all big box stores. No affiliation, just like them.)
|I use these hooks that hold 2 lbs. each. They hold well, and |
they also hold the baseboard flush with the wall.
(There are small ones that only hold 1 lb. each,
make sure you get the medium size that holds 2 lbs.)
1. Measure your quilt to determine how far apart to place the hooks on your wall. I like to make my sleeves 2" shorter than the quilt so I can put the hooks an inch in on each side. That way, you can't see the hooks from the side once the quilt is hung.
|From the front (and side), you can't see the baseboard or the hook!|
2. Determine how far down from the ceiling you'd like you quilt. Measure and mark lightly with a pencil where you want the outer 2 hooks.
3. Place the hooks on the wall according to the package directions.
4. Cut the baseboard to length and insert it in the sleeve. I use a long length of baseboard that's roughly 1 1/4" x 1/4" thick. DH cuts it to size. For smaller quilts, you can find shorter lengths that might not have to be cut.
5. Hang your quilt.
|It's really that simple to hang a quilt!|
Heavy quilts will need more hooks. Space them equally on the wall and snip a small vertical slit in the sleeve that matches up with the hooks. You can weigh your quilt and baseboard to get an idea of how many hooks you'll need. Err on the side of too many rather than too few.
Some paint won't hold the hooks very well. I have quilts in almost all the rooms in my house and I have one room that hooks just won't stay on the wall. If this happens, you can still use the baseboard, but get a LARGE picture hanger and nail it in the wall. This is my plan B in that room.
Why baseboard? I like using baseboard because you can get it in long lengths. Dowel rods tend to come in shorter lengths - shorter than many of the quilts I want to hang. Plus they sag easily. You can experiment with other sizes of baseboard or dowels. But, anything less than 1 1/4" wide baseboard will show the hooks peeking out on the top of your quilt. I like the sleek look of the quilts hung with no hooks showing.