Monday, June 22, 2009

Tool Time Tuesday

(edit - this was supposed to show up tomorrow morning - I guess blogger doesn't want to wait!)

I turned my dining room into a sewing space and have decided to cover one wall with quilts. I hung two so far.



I found these 3M Command strips at Target. They are made to hang frames - I bought the small size which hold up to 4 pounds. I use other Command products all over the place, I love them! So I was excited to try these picture hangers.


They are like plastic velcro, and seem quite strong. Instead of using the peal-and-stick stuff on the quilt side, I just slip stitched the strip to the top two corners. Since they are long, if you stick one up and it is a little crooked, you can adjust it. You can see that it is flush with the binding, so it hangs nice and flat and you don't see the strips at all.


What I like best is that when I have more quilts to add or just want to change the arrangement, the strips will peel off and move without any holes in the wall! I have had these two up for over a week, so they seem to hold very well.


I'm going to have fun filling my space!

8 comments:

Erin O. said...

oh, this is a great idea! Thanks for the info.

One Flew Over said...

They look wonderful!!

jaybird said...

super cute!! i love command products... i've used the small hooks to hold wall hangings on dowels and that works well too... i love to change things around so i like knowing that i'm not putting lots of holes in the walls.

Michelle said...

I feel as though you read my mind. I just won a mini-quilt and I was wondering how I was going to put it up at work. Now I know. Thank you as always for your help and great tips.

Leslie said...

that is such a great idea...i have been puzzling over how to hang some of my quilts around the house..and until now all i could think of was curtain rods and curtain clips, but this i love...

Casey said...

I haven't seen those before, thanks for sharing! I plan on hanging up a few mini quilts soon, now I know what to use

Carol R. said...

I am loving TTT! You have the neatest ideas!

amy smart said...

Brilliant! My poor walls are riddled with thumbtack holes. This is such a great idea!