How to Build a Hanging Quilt Rack


Quilts are beautiful showpieces. The craftsmanship that goes into making them deserves a proper display on the walls of your home. This can be achieved in an easy do-it-yourself project. You can build a simple quilt rack using only a few basic supplies that will look like a natural accessory with your quilt.

Things You'll Need

  • Quilt Measuring tape Wood brackets Dowel cut to length needed Two finials Drill or screwdriver Level Screws to mount brackets Stain or paint to finish

Hanging the Quilt Rack

  • Determine the dowel length for the quilt rack. It should be as wide as the quilt plus two inches to accommodate the width of the brackets.

  • If your quilt does not have a pocket on the back of the quilt, attach a pocket using fabric or plastic rings to hold the dowel.

  • The supplies for the quilt rack can be bought separately at craft stores, hardware stores, or a store that supplies curtain hanging accessories, or look for a wooden rod set at the curtain store.

  • If you don't have a saw at home to cut the dowel to its needed length, take it to a hardware store and have it cut there.

  • Finish the brackets, dowel and finials as desired. To save time, you could finish only the finials and brackets as the dowel will be hidden by the quilt.

  • Use the level and measuring tape to mark where the brackets should be put up. Mark the holes for the brackets with a pencil and drill holes for the screws then attach the brackets.

  • Put the dowel through the pocket in the back of the quilt. Attach the finials to the ends of the dowels and hang your quilt.

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