Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How to hang a quilt without marking the wall tutorial…

Wow that was a long post title wasn’t it, but let me assure you it really is easy! Ok so here’s what you will need…

a needle and thread

a packet of 3M Damage-Free Hanging strips…

100_7523 (1064 x 1416)and some velcro

Please note here that you will only need the soft strip of velcro not the course strip. You should be able to buy it off the roll from your local craft shop. Depending on the size of your quilt will depend on how much you need.

Ok there are 8 sticky tabs in each 3M packet(4 sets) and since I was only hanging a small quilt this was ample, but if you are hanging a large quilt I would recommend buying another packet or two! Next you cut your velcro into strips the same size of your 3M sticky tabs. Now hand stitch them to the back of your quilt(or wall hanging)…

100_7495 (1416 x 1064)

I added three strips across the top and bottom of my quilt and one on either side of the quilt(sorry I forgot to take a photo of this)

Now you are almost there. Once you’ve decided where you would like your quilt hung attach the sticky tabs to the wall, obviously you will need to measure these so they match the velcro strips on the quilt;o) You may need to call in re-enforcements about now to help hold the quilt for you. I used a spirit level to make sure I got the quilt straight and Ta Da…100_7539 (600 x 451)

There you have it! I am sew pleased with the way it’s worked out…

100_7543 (451 x 600)One of the things I like about hanging it this way verses a hanging rod is that it sit’s flat against the wall and doesn’t get blown about if there is a breeze.

If there is something I didn’t cover or something you didn’t quite understand please don’t hesitate to ask and I will do my best to answer it.

Until next time keep stitching…

4 comments:

Highland Monkey's said...

Never thought about doing a hanging this way before, clever idea. If you lift my pictures etc up you will see little holes where I had to re-hang cos of the wonkiness! Love the quilt.

Susan said...

Clever idea - and more fexible than rods and things stuck in the walls - great for renters too!!

desertskyquilts said...

That's a GREAT idea! Thanks!

Millie said...

What a great idea. I love your Chinese Coin quilt.