How To: Hang Textiles and Quilts

How To: Hang Textiles and Quilts

Feb 27, 2007

Hanging a largescale textile on a wall is a great use for quilts, tapestries or fabrics that are worthy of display but that are too delicate or precious to actually use on a bed.

Fabric hangings create sound baffling while adding color. They are also a great alternative to more lethal falling art in an earthquake zone.

But how well you hang a piece of fabric or a tapestry makes all the difference between dorm room decor and something that could grace the walls of a museum. Here are some good pointers culled from around the web.

Although these links are all about quilts, the same principles apply to hanging other types of textiles.

The Center for the Quilt's How Should I Hang My Quilt: Instructions for museum-quality displays, small, medium and large
Deborah Anderson's How to Hang a Quilt: This method is good for large, heavy fabrics and makes use of a muslin backing, stitches, and a dowel rod.
The Great Lakes' Quilt Center's Guide: Covers sleeve-mounting, velcro-mounting, and frame-mounting
Marie Miller's Quilt Care: Use quilt hangers (and buy 'em right here)

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