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Filtering by Tag: quilts

hanging our quilt

Emily Oster

As I mentioned in this post, we received a personalized Great Lakes quilt from Haptic Lab for Christmas. In addition to tugging on my Michigan heart strings, it is a really beautiful quilt that I want to display by hanging on a wall in our house. The quilt is 52" x 72" so we need a big wall to hang it on and, right now, I am liking the idea of hanging it along the stairs. The wall is large and blank and would be otherwise hard and sort of awkward to fill with art. The downside is that it would be difficult to fully appreciate the quilt as you were coming up the stairs. Although, the view of it would be perfect from our little eagle's nest entrance into our bedroom...

 To decide how to hang our quilt I, of course, turned to Pinterest for inspiration. It seems that an undetectable means of hanging quilts/tapestries is perhaps the most popular. 

This system is nice in that it doesn't detract from the quilt. It also keeps the quilt snug to the wall which will important for us if we choose to hang ours along the stairs. Another option would be to use a rod. 

I like how a rod looks but I worry about the quilt hanging too far off the wall. I also would need to find just the right one which could end up being more costly.

Another expensive alternative would be to have the quilt framed.

I really love how this looks especially in the lucite but it would be SO expensive. Also it is sort of nice to be able to touch the quilt.

A final option is to use hardware whether that be clips or something like the pictured below magnetic bar. 

Right now, I think I am leaning towards an invisible hanging system or something like the magnetic bar. Thoughts? Guess I will have time to ponder this while I paint the stairs and surrounding walls and ceiling....

from top: The Apartment by Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhaver via Wolf Eyebrows - photo and styling by Louise Derosiers via SF Girl by the Bay - Pendleton blanket via Apartment Therapy - source unknown - home of Anne Becker via Elle Decor - source unknown - sheep blanket by Rafa Kids via The Style Files - source unknown

our first quilt

Emily Oster

One of my favorite Christmas presents this year was this Great Lakes quilt by Haptic Lab.

My parents had two specially made, one for Jeff and I and one for my sister and her fiance, with personalized embroidery of our favorite places in Michigan. Its my first quilt and I could not imagine a better one to start my collection.  

This gift, of course, renewed my obsession with quilts and my desire to learn how to make them myself. My newest find in the world of quilts is maker Erin Wilson. A former professional dancer, Wilson now exhibits her quilts around the world. She lives and works in Brooklyn. 

hey baby craft co.

Emily Oster

Doxey Full Size Patchwork

Doxey Full Size Patchwork

Hey Baby Craft Co. is a quilting and craft company in Asheville, North Carolina. All the pieces are one of a kind and made by Amanda Lanier - owner, quilter, crafter. Lanier, after working in social work for a few years, quit her job to "embark on a soul-searching mission of sorts" (Lanier). Inspired by the birth of her first nephew and family tradition, she began making quilts. She is nominated in the crafts category for Martha Stewart's 2014 American Made contest. Below are a few favorites.