Thursday, January 31, 2008

Quilt Hangers

I love flea markets and you can usually find pretty good deals on salvage pieces of old furniture. I saw these old moldings and turned them into quilt hangers. I used large cup hooks and screwed one into the bottom on each side and then put a hanger on the back. I used a regular cafe curtain rod to hang the quilt through its sleeve and placed the rod on the cup hooks.

The top picture shows a molding that is from a dresser I had as a child. The dresser was crushed by the movers placing my husbands motorcycle on top of it when we moved to Germany! So much for that dresser, but I saved the molding - it was too pretty to throw out. I've seen lots of small molding pieces that I thought would make cute hangers for miniatures too - someday...

For the quilt hanger to the left I used a pair of old skis and poles that we picked up at a yard sale when we lived in Alaska. I tied the skis to a nail in the wall with jute thread since I didn't want to damage the skis.


Belvie said...

Those are some wonderful hangers for your quilts. I never thought of looking at things like that.

kjquilts said...

Thanks for showing how you display your quilts. Great idea! I couldn't see the picture of the ski hanger. I'll bet it's a great idea too!

Pam said...

That is such a good idea. They look lovely on the wall with the quilts. So much prettier than just the quilt hanging with a hidden holder.

That would have been a very nice dresser, it is such a shame that the movers didn't think that a motorcycle should go on the bottom of the pile - not the top!!

All these creative decorating tips I've been getting :)))

loulee1 said...

What a wonderfly creative idea for displaying quilts. Thanks for sharing.
Belated best wishes for you anniversary.

Rhondi said...

Hi Laura
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I am a quilter too. I love the way you hang your quilts! It is so unusual. I've just been quilting for little over 3 years and I am hooked. Hope you'll come back to visit again. Rhondi