I had an AHA moment last weekend when it came time to hang my new Hillside Houses quilt. I was searching Pinterest for ideas, and there are all kinds of hanging sleeves and rod pockets to add to a quilt to hang it… but my quilt was all finished and I didn’t feel like adding any new seams. But when I saw the pin below, using a stick of wood and 3M hanging strips, it gave me an idea to hang a quilt with no extra sewing at all… and even better, no holes in the wall!
DIY Quilt Hanger
Time: 5-10 minutes, plus one hour for the 3M hooks to set
Cost: Around $15
- two 3M hooks ($4)
- cafe rod ($6)
- curtain rings (pack of 7: $5)
1. Extend the cafe rod to the length you want to help determine the placement of the 3M hooks on the wall. I used a level too… but still had to move the hook after the first try, so I obviously didn’t do it right, ha! Install the 3M hooks according to package directions, which usually includes letting the seal “set” for an hour before putting any weight on them. (I know from experience that leaving out this step usually results in a crash in the middle of the night…)
2. Slide the curtain rings onto the cafe rod and hang your quilt or wall hanging on the hooks!
Yep, two steps – no sewing hanging pockets or sleeves to the quilt, and no holes in the wall! (For more info on my Hillside Houses quilt, read my post here!)
Even though I couldn’t find this exact idea on Pinterest… it inspired yet another Eureka moment once again!