Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hanging My New Quilt

This past Saturday, I was given this awesome wall quilt! It was made by the board members of Greenville MQG as a "thank you" for serving as president in 2017.


The quilt uses my Kisses Charity Quilt bock and you can find the free block measurements here.

I just love the setting that they used as it afforded a lot of space for our guild members to sign. It'll be a great memory of the fun year I had serving as President!


The pieced back is equally awesome looking. The quilting was done by Cheryl Brickey and it was bound by our rock-star binder, Paige Alexander.


I have to share with you a great method for hanging mini quilts. As I mentioned in my last post, we recently painted the sewing room and there were tons of little holes to fill since I have a tendency to change my wall quilt decor frequently. I had been using thumb tacks to hang them. I'm a huge fan of Command Strips and I thought maybe I could come up with a better solution using those.

And it's working really well! I'm using the picture hanging sets, which consist of 2 "rough side" velcro type pieces that snap together. I sewed a strip to each top corner of the quilt as pictured below. By stitching in the ditch of the binding on the front, there is no real visible stitching. I stuck the matching strip to the wall using the Command adhesive and just snapped the velcro type strips together. You'll see in the Sewing Room pictures that I have a bigger wall quilt hung the same way and it has held up great. 




Let me know if you give it a try!

10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful "thank you" gift from your guild. I like the idea of using the Command Strips for hanging the quilts too.

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  2. Great idea with the Command strips! I use them all the time for other things, but never thought about stitching them to a quilt. Command also has a new product which like little clothes pins, so I thought I'd try that to hang quilts.

    Your gift is lovely! It will make a fine and memorable addition to your walls :)

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    1. yes the clothes pins work great for the little quilts, but a big one? you will have to use the whole packagešŸ˜¬

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  3. I love the "thank you" gift that your guild made for you! I bought a set of those command strips last week and was wondering how to make them work for a wall hanging. I'm glad that you tested it and gave it the thumbs up. I'll be hanging up some stuff in my sewing room this week!

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  4. Oh, my goodness, Cindy, it’s gorgeous!

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  5. I love this quilt. I love the fabrics. So sweet. well deserved

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  6. Cindy, it was my honor to make a block and add the binding as the finishing touch! Thank you for your leadership to the guild! I bet your sewing room looks great!

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  7. Thank you for being our awesome president for 2017!!

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  8. This is Danice, from Homespun Hannah's Blog. What a beautiful gift. It's personalized and everything. A wonderful showing of appreciation.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!