When my friend Karen recently asked me to come up with an idea for hanging a handmade quilt her sons had been given, I jumped at the chance. My mom made a beautiful crib quilt for Ada (that later passed to Ellie) that I’ll almost certainly hang once we move Ellie out of her crib, so I was excited to research some hanging options. I sent Karen five ideas, but my two favorites were these:
I gave everything 2-3 coats of white latex paint, with drying time in between.
Then came time to slide the dowel rod through the pocket…except it didn’t exactly slide because I hadn’t allowed much wiggle room in my measurements for the pocket. I was able to get it through, but in hindsight, allowing for another 1/2″ or so of width would have made this process much easier.
The quilt was now hung and just needed the finials screwed into the ends. I pre-drilled guide holes in the center of each dowel rod end to make sure the finials were centered, and after twisting them in the installation was complete!