As some of you may know, if you sew... everyone thinks you can do N-E-thing at all! So, my friend Lea, who won a quilt at a Red Cross fund-raising auction, brought it to me to figure out how to hang it on the wall in her living room. I pondered on how best to do this and toured the local home improvement emporium for ideas.
I picked up a package of Command Strips (which I had used to hang the Mary Engelbreit wall hanging in the psych office) with Velcro-like stuff to put on the wall and the hanger strip.
The wood/board strips that were long enough were thicker than I wanted them to be but then... I stumbled on to yardsticks in the paint department... for 69 cents each! Instead of cutting one of the yardsticks and then trying to figure out how to connect them....
...I put two Command Strips on the yard stick and stuck them together with the Velcro-stuff, overlapping the yard sticks in the middle.
I made four "sleeves" and pinned them to the back of the quilt... since I was too lazy to unsew the binding and attach the sleeves in the traditional way. The spaces are where the Command Strips will be stuck to the exposed yardsticks.
On the front of the quilt, I stitched in the ditch to sew on the sleeves.
The yardsticks DID indeed fit and I rolled up the quilt before taking it over to Lea's house. Presentation is everything, don't you know?
Once we got the quilt up, we sat for a while and admired it... it looks perfect in its new home!
We adjourned to Panera's for an early dinner and returned to find the quilt was still(!) hanging on the wall just where we put it!