How to Make Quilt Wall Hangers
A hanging quilt rack allows you to display beautiful quilts on your walls like the art that they are. There are many techniques and quilt-hanger designs available, but a simple design gets the job done for little outlay in time or money. After many hours of stitching your quilt to perfection, spend just a few creating a hanging quilt rack suitable for a full-sized quilt.
Things You'll Need
- 1-by-3 pine board, 50 inches long
- 1-by-2 pine board, 50 inches long
- 1 1/2 inch wooden knobs, three
- 5/16-inch diameter hanger bolts, 2 inches long, three
- 5/16-inch diameter barrel tee nuts, three
- 5/16-inch drill bit
- 3/4-inch spade bit
- Keyhole hangers, 2
- Wood stain with polyurethane sealer
- Sponge brush
Drill 5/16-inch holes in the one-by-two pine board, centered 5 1/2 inches from both ends and one 5/16-inch hole, centered at 25 inches from both ends of the 50-inch-long board.
Repeat Step 1 on the one-by-three pine board.
Drill into the 5/16-inch holes on one side of the one-by-three pine board using the 3/4-inch spade bit. Drill 1/4 inch deep. This will be the back of the piece.
Stain the front, back and ends of both boards with the sponge brush and wood stain with polyurethane in the shade of your choice. Completely stain the wood knobs. Allow the stain to dry thoroughly.
Insert the tee nuts with the prongs facing down into the 3/4-inch holes on the back of the one-by-three pine board. Tap the anchor points into the wood with the hammer.
Using the 5/16-inch drill bit, drill 1/2 inch into the center back of the knobs. Screw the pointed end of the hanger bolt into the knobs.
Turn the one-by-three pine board over to the back and attach the keyhole hangers. Center them 4 inches from the ends using the screwdriver.
Place the one-by-three pine board right side up on a flat work surface. Center the one-by-two board on top of the one-by-three board. Insert the knobs into each drilled hole on top of the one-by-two, and screw the hanging quilt rack together slightly.
Slip the top edge of the quilt between the one-by-two and the one-by-three, along the quilt hanger's bottom edge. Tighten the wood knobs, pinching the quilt between the pine boards.
Hang the quilt hanger from the keyhole hardware on the back of the hanger.
- A stain with a polyurethane sealer or paint with a sealer is recommended to ensure that no residue rubs onto the quilt.
- Ensure your hanger is mounted so the quilt hangs out of direct sunlight and so its lower edge is at least 6 inches off the ground to avoid an accumulation of dust.
- Apply stain outdoors or in a protected area with good ventilation.