A Frugal & Simple Way To Hang A Quilt

This is my baby boy...

And this is his room...
It was just a couple of months ago (he's 10 months old) that I decided I was tired of the bare walls in his room. I had purchased this cute quilt with the bedding set, but I never got it hung on the wall as intended.

One day I headed in there with a hammer and some good ol' straight pins. I was determined... and I was thrilled by how easy it was (and how well it turned out)! The tiny hole made by the straight pin did not damage the quilt (or the wall) either, and it's very securely hung. Give it a try!

Here are some tips:
- Find the top, center (approximate is fine) of your quilt.
- Holding it by that point, tap a straight pin through the quilt and into the wall at the height you want it.
- Next, do the corners to make it level.
- Add pins until the top edge looks straight as well.

P.S. Did you know that you can use straight pins to hang almost any light to medium-weight item on your sheet-rocked walls? They're amazingly strong, and they do minimal damage to your walls.

Check out my other WFMW posts, or head back to Rocks In My Dryer for more WFMW.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous –   – (7/15/2008 09:26:00 PM)  

Straight pins are ok, but T-pins are even better. It's amazing the amount of weight they'll hold.

Cute quilt, btw, but even CUTER baby. What blue eyes he has. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous –   – (7/15/2008 09:44:00 PM)  

Thank you for the suggestion. Our baby is 16 months old and I still haven't hung her big blanket on the wall. Shame on me! :)

The Momster  – (7/15/2008 10:35:00 PM)  

I did this in my daughter's nursery when she was little - it was a blessing because I was forever moving the furniture around and having to reposition the quilt! Great tip to share and the pix are adorable!

Miki  – (7/16/2008 12:28:00 AM)  

Oh man, I wish our kids' rooms were even halfway ready for some good old decorating. I have them crammed with goodies...ABC's, 123's charts, white board, world maps, etc. etc. etc.

What's a wanna be teacher to do? I loved the cute quilt though. Your house is adorable even upstairs in the kids rooms!

Carol  – (7/16/2008 05:42:00 AM)  

Great tip!

Adorable baby!

Kim  – (7/16/2008 08:32:00 AM)  

Beautiful baby boy!

Great tip but remind ppl not to use pins on the bottom edge or side where an older baby may get them.

Anonymous –   – (7/16/2008 09:38:00 AM)  

Hi! Great tip! We have a 7-month old and I hung his quilt on the wall in a similar way - except instead of using straight pins to hang the quilt, I put a safety pin on each corner, as well as the middle. The safety pins hang well on nails and I don't have to worry about pins falling on the floor where the baby will find them. Thanks! :)

Audra Krell  – (7/16/2008 05:53:00 PM)  

It's a great idea! My mom kept our baby quilts from when we were little and they were in good shape. I hung them in the nursery and it was so special because they were handmade!

mindi  – (7/16/2008 08:28:00 PM)  

I use this trick too :D
What a beautiful little boy!

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