Friday, April 24, 2015

How to Hang Small Quilts - Idea 2

I have been hanging lots of my little quilts with the removable 3M Picture Hanging Strips and a piece of hook and loop tape as explained in my How to Hang Small Quilts - Idea 1 blog post.

I also did a lot of searches for some type of metal and magnet system. I found these metal organizer strips by Three by Three to mount on the wall with a couple of screw. I also bought round rare earth magnets which are extremely powerful and these are actually decorative. I gave it a try and I'm so happy with this option!
It is easy to switch out quilts and even hang some larger quilts. I'm not sure how much weight they will hold yet, but I use it mostly for the small quilts anyway.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

How to Hang Small Quilts - Idea 1

I make lots of small quilts and art quilts and I wanted to figure out a way to easily hang them and change them out without making lots of holes on the walls. Well this works great and all you need is hook and loop tape and two small 3M Picture Hanging Strips.

I hand sew about an inch piece of the loop side of hook and loop tape (it's the fluffier side) on each upper corner back of the quilt.

Then I press the Picture Hanging Strip on the loop with the pull down strip facing down.
Then peel off the liner, line up on your wall where you want to place it and press on each corner for about 30 seconds. Voila! You can remove these strips anytime and swap out your little quilts.Here are some of them:

Also see my posting on How to Hang Small Quilts Idea 2.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Little Quilted Zipper Pouch/Bag

This is the latest little zipper bag I just finished. I will be teaching a class at the Quilters Anonymous Quilt Guild in May on how to make a Modern Stash Buster Zipper Bag with lining, so I've been making examples to show to class. 

It will be lots of fun! I'm looking forward to it!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Scrappy Little Houses - Finished

I made these scrappy little houses with leftover pieces of fabric on individual squares for a traveling project. They started with batting and no backing so I could easily add hand quilting and embellishments. Of course I had to make a little dog house too.
These are the blocks before embellishing.

I had some fabric in my stash with city roads and pictures which was perfect for the boarders. I used 1 inch strips folder under on both edges and machine stitched between each block. Then I added the backing and did some hand quilting along each boarder to hold to all together.

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