Sunday, March 28, 2010

How Do You Display Your Quilts?

I listened to Jackie's December 2009 podcast while treadmilling this morning.  It was about how she uses and displays her quilts in her home.  It reminded me that 1)  I have been looking for a quilt rack to use in our bedroom, and 2)  I need some new and different ways to use my quilts in our home.

So, I'm sharing some of the ways I use and display my quilts in the hopes that some of you will do the same and give me some fresh, new ideas!

Of course, I have quilts on all of our beds.  (This picture was taken at Christmas time.)  Every bed in the house has at least three quilts and I use them in rotation.  And sometimes, a second quilt gets folded at the foot of the bed.

This quilt display rack is on a wall in my kitchen.  I use it for wall hangings that I rotate seasonally.  The Valentine quilt just came down and Aquarium went up.

I keep a quilt on this chair in our family room and have another over a chair in the living room.  I also have a pile of quilts on a shelf in the family room; they are handy on very cold nights when we watch tv.

In our hallway upstairs, I mounted two curtain rods, one above the other, and I have six quilts folded over the curtain rods in an informal display.  A similar idea is to hang a folded quilt over the stair railing.  This is a very nice look when you have section of bannister that is visible from the floor below.

How do you use your quilts?


  1. I got this idea from my mother-in-law. It's how she would hang afghans in her bedroom. I now use it for a quilt in the bedroom. Go find a pretty, decorative bathroom towel bar and mount it. It looks really nice hung at waist level with one of your hand made quilts hung on it.

  2. Hi! I just found your blog today and am enjoying looking through old posts. Do you have a picture on your blog of the entire sampler quilt hanging over your red chair? I would love to see it. I love the little 9-patch corners.


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