hanging quilts: the rachel way

11 November 2009

so i ♥ having quilts all over the house.
because of that, i have to come up with new, different & exciting ways to display them.
{i'm weird like that.}

so without further ado...i give yall a new tutorial.
yayyy!!!

materials needed:
2 wrought iron plate holders {yes, yall read that right.}
drywall screws
a stack of quilts you wanna display

as you can see...handy dandy manly mans are opitional.
i chose to utilize mine for this project. lol.

{your handy dandy manly man will know where to put your drywall screws.}

place your plate holder on the wall, turned the wrong way.
this is the magic of me displaying my quilts.

yall will overlap both of your plate holders to make one long holder.
isn't it gorgeous???
me loves it.

{by overlapping the plate holders, you create that pretty little scroll in the middle.}

are yall excited yet???

next add some spiffy twig & berry garland.

i should confess that i have twig & berry garlands all over my house too.
i think i'm addicted. lol.

now add your very own fabric wreath.
{sameless plug. haha.}

then add your stack of quilts to the hooks!!!

now stand back and admire your quilty goodness!!!
{it's okay to oooh & aaah for a few minutes!!!}

and as always...
toot your own horn!!!
if you make this, add the pic to my p.s. i quilt: sew & tell flickr group.

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63 comments:

John said...

wow, what a cool idea! filing this away in my idea folder for our next home (hopefully soon!)

eatmoresmores said...

Oh. my. I love this idea and I have the perfect place for it in my home. Thank you for sharing this idea! I love your taste.

V and Co. said...

okay. brilliant! love it! and i like your home! ;)

little acorns said...

I love this idea . . .! I like how the quilt hang in a casual way . . . still elegant - (simply because it's their nature!) - & they look like they ready & waiting for a good snuggle.
xo, Bren

Katie B. said...

Very cool!

P.S. I'm getting ready to make a Scruffily quilt out of Simple Abundance. So excited!

Barb said...

Don't we just love our handy men? Turned out wonderful!!

Quilt Nut said...

love it! i can't do berry/twig sprays, one of our cats eats the berries. yes, he knows they are fake; he's just stupid lol

great shameless plug. and i love the two wooden chairs. is that a fabric pumpkin on one?

wishes, true and kind said...

VERY clever. It looks great at that wall!

Kate said...

This idea could be RIGHT out of a magazine. Great job!! This would work at my house. Now I just need to figure out where..... hahahaha.

countrycosy said...

This is too great ! Thank you for sharing.

Jennie said...

Oh, that is SO cute!! I totally wish I had a place in my house I could do this with... but I don't :( I'll just have to live it vicariously through you :)
~ Jennie

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

What a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

Stacey said...

now THAT is awesome!! it for sure gives me hope for my new home, whenever that is. honest, not till next year sometime now. and your new house looks super cozy!! now, did you make that berry wreath also? i have been dying to make one, but i do not have a clue about making wreaths. so how are you?? i am going through rachel withdrawls~ha!! did you miss me??? i am going crazy!!

Jan said...

Great idea, I think I'd add some small knobs, so the prongs don't poke holes in the quilts.

rachel griffith said...

jan...
that's a good point.

luckily the plate holders i bought have a little rounded finish to the prongs so that i don't have to worry about holes.

thanks.

kate spain said...

do you ever stop your crazy creativity? i think not! this is a great idea. and hmm...something looks a little familiar in your pics. what oh what could it be..?

Blue Is Bleu said...

That's a great idea... right now all my quilts are shoved into my linen closet or stacked around the house.

Heidi said...

Love it! Super cute idea. Thank you for sharing!

Tiffany said...

Super cute idea!! I love that you could switch up the decorations with the seasons.

Sarah said...

What a creative way to display your quilts...love it!!

Strlady said...

That is a wonderful idea!! I just need an empty wall in my house to implement it!!

Cindy said...

Rachel - what a good idea. It's so charming and homey. Love it.

CJ said...

First of all I need to stop giving my quilts away as gifts! Then I need to figure out where to hang this! Great idea and it looks smashing!

Puddle of Grace said...

You ROCK!!! I love it!

jaybird said...

tell hubby to come over and make me one please.

amylouwho said...

Very cute! Now I just need to finish some quilts to hang up!

Purple and Paisley said...

gasp! what a great idea! and if these are pics of your new house? it's gorgeous! ☺

Katy said...

does your brain not get overloaded with all the great ideas you have in your head?

Carrie P. said...

Great idea and your quilts looks great hanging there and so does your new wreath.

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

What a great idea. I kinda feel like I'm "wasting" my plate holder potential by putting boring old PLATES in it. Love the quilts.

Terry said...

What a great idea!! I'm going to look for plate racks next time I go to town! :0)

Trisha said...

Love that idea!

jess said...

Oh that is fantastic! I will *try* that, but I'm pretty sure that son will have them pulled down and ALL on his lap in moments. That looks so pretty!

Sherry said...

Thanks Rachel for this super cute idea. Your display looks awesome. I have lots of twigs/berry swags around my house too. :) Looks like while I'm out getting a couple of 12" wire wreaths this week-end I need to get a couple of wrought iron plate holders. Thank you for always sharing such fun & creative ideas.

Kelly O. said...

wow they look lovely hanging there like that!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Very pretty and creative. What a nice way to "cozy up" a foyer!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Love the idea!

Jessica said...

you are such a quilty genius...such a cool display idea...

and the fabric wreath is super cute..

Jackie said...

Great way to hang them... thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

GREAT idea! Hmmm where could I do this in my house. Very cozy and welcoming! Much better than a bunch of coats hanging there. ;)

Donnelly said...

I love the quilt hanging idea! It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Have a great day!

Rose said...

I love that! So cool. I have a traditional stand, and my quilts are folded over the bars, and my daughter and the dayhome child I provide care for like to grab it and bang it against the wall. I just may be buying myself some plate holders in the near future! Where did you find those ones?

Jo Jo said...

Go Girl!!!! I love it...totally awesome! Yes, I love the berry garlands too and have them in my home also! You are very talented Rachel! Jo xox

rachel griffith said...

rose...
i found my plate holders at a local country{ish} store called basket of blessings.

it is my most favorite store EVER.

hope this helps.

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for your creativity. I would have never thought of this. It looks fabulous and your quilts look fabulous too!

Laura said...

I have just the perfect plate rack that has been gathering dust! I'm so all over this idea! Thanks for posting and helping me see a new and creative way to display some quilts!
Laura T

Tammy said...

Oh My Gosh! That is the most beautiful idea! I am on a search now and will give you a pic as soon as I get my hubby to put it together for me! Thank you...thank you! Your home is gorgeous too!

She sews and scraps said...

okay, I just need to finish my unfinished quilts so I can do this! LOVE the idea! now I just want to see other pictures of your home, it's looks lovely :)
Thanks!

Calico Road said...

You. are. a. genious. That is the most creative thing I've ever seen!

jabeybaby said...

Love it! What a great way to display your quilts! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Okay so since we're moving into a new home at the end of the month I'll be making my way to get something to hang my quilts this way! I love it.

upstateLisa said...

what a great idea!

Jacque. said...

simple, yet awesome. YAY!!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Your husband is tha MAN for doing that for you and for getting you the items needed for doing it and he is cute too!!!

rachel griffith said...

anonymous...
yes, my hubby IS the man!!!
and i think he's cute too.

rachel griffith said...

p.s. i ♥ it when you leave anonymous comments on my blog honey.

you rock for being my handy dandy manly man!!!

Cora said...

Great idea!

Myra said...

This is a great idea!!! Very creative and attractive looking... Thanks! 8-)

jaybird said...

are the quilts hung from the middle?? is that what i'm doing wrong?...

Ellen said...

Super smart! Thanks for giving me a way to hang a huge quilt in a smaller space..and a few more quilts too.

pinsandneedles said...

Rachel, although I don't have much wall space in my home I adapted your idea for one quilt using and antique coat and hat hook. Thanks for the inspiration! You can check it out over at my blog if you'd like!

Sonia said...

oh my gosh!!!!!!!! I have two plate holders that are just sitting in a closet! Thank you! I've been stacking my quilts on a chair in my living room. This is much prettier!

Jamie Gupton said...

I hope you don't mind, but I've Pin'd you again!

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