In today’s post, you’ll learn how to easily and quickly make your own compression quilt hanger. This particular type of hanger makes it super easy to swap out quilts.
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Here is the step by step tutorial for this easy and fun project.
Here’s What You’ll Need
So here’s how it all started. We are blessed to have quilts from both our Moms. Some I am using on the beds, but Beau really wanted this one on the wall. But alas…I have nothing to hang it with. So I googled how to hang a quilt. Lo and behold, there are many quilt hangers on the market out there. But have you seen the prices they’re asking!!!! No way would we pay that. After all, it’s just some wood slapped together with a quilt in between!
So I showed pictures of the expensive hangers to Beau and he got to work making one for me. Here’s how you can make one, too.
First, find some wood trim.
This is never a problem for us, as Beau keeps ALL his scrap wood. So off to the woodpile we went.
These two pieces look like they will work. It’s actually the chair railing we ripped out of a room we remodeled.
We chose the railing because it already had a groove on the back side of it. That’s where we’ll put the hem of the quilt since it’s a bit thicker than the rest of the quilt.
If you don’t have your own wood stash, you can find very good prices on trim such as this at your local hardware store.
Next, trim the wood.
Measure your quilt. Add about an inch on either end. Cut your wood to fit. Then stain (or paint) your wood as desired. After that dried, we also added a coat of polyurethane to seal the wood.
Drill holes for the screws.
After you’ve stained and sealed the wood, drill holes for the screws and bolts or knobs. Drill all the way through both pieces of wood. Clamp the two slats of wood together and drill through both slats at the same time to ensure the holes line up correctly. Also, be sure to put the holes near the top of the wood and above any groove that you plan to use for your quilt hem. This will give you more room to work with when you insert the quilt
Attach picture hangers.
Now’s a good time to install hardware to actually hang it on the wall. We used normal picture hanging hardware. Be sure to attach it to the side facing the wall.
Place the quilt in the hanger.
Place your quilt between the two slats of wood. Be sure to leave the holes for the screws unobstructed.
Then simply attach the screws and bolts or knobs. And viola! You just made a very inexpensive quilt hanger in a short amount of time! Because we already had the wood, stain, and polyurethane, our expense was a whopping $5.63!
Pay no attention to that extra hole there – we’ve got the whole rustic look going on here. It’s Beau, after all.
So, are you ready to do this?
I’d love to see the compression quilt hanger you make for your own home! Give it a try – it really is soooo easy and fun! Please post your photos of your finished project in the comments below or on Facebook by clicking here by clicking here.
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