Quilt Hangers - The Ultimate Guide to Hanging Quilts, Rugs, and Tapestry Displays

Quilt Hangers - The Ultimate Guide to Hanging Quilts, Rugs, and Tapestry Displays

Imagine beautifully displaying your precious quilts, rugs, and tapestries without damaging them. This is possible with the right quilt hanger. In this comprehensive guide, you'll learn about different types of quilt hangers, materials, customization options, installation, and eco-friendly choices. Let's dive in and find the perfect quilt hanger for your needs.

Short Summary

  • Comprehensive Guide – This detailed guide provides info on quilt hangers, including types, materials and craftsmanship, customization options and installation.

  • Considerations – We'll address factors such as material type and wall surface when selecting hardware for secure mounting.

  • Alternative Solutions – We've included several alternatives such as magnetic frames and invisible wall hangers for a stylish display.

Choosing the Perfect Quilt Hanger

A wooden quilt hanger won't damage your textile

Quilt hangers are the ultimate way to showcase your quilts, rugs, and tapestries, turning them into stunning wall art. With a wide range of sizes available, from 15" wide to 114" wide (or wider), there's a quilt hanger for every size quilt and wall space.

But how do you choose the perfect one? In this section, we'll explore the different types of quilt hangers, the materials used, and customization options available.

Types of Quilt Hangers

There are several types of quilt hangers to choose from, including wooden quilt hangers, magnetic hanger frames, and invisible wall hangers.

Solid wood quilt hanger with Pendleton quilt

Full-width wooden quilt hangers are a popular choice due to their heirloom quality. Our line is the highest quality on the market and is available in one-inch increments ranging from 15 inches to 114 inches, and even larger by request.

These quilt hangers use bolts to compress two pieces of wood thereby gripping the material without piercing holes in it, or causing your quilt any damage.

Quilt Clips are an affordable alternative

In addition to full-width wooden quilt hangers, you can also consider small Quilt Clips that are much more cost effective. We offer these small quilt hangers in 2, 3 and 5-pack quantities and they use the same high quality materials as our full-width hangers.

Magnetic Hanger Frames are great for lightweight materials

Magnetic hanger frames are another popular choice, though they are designed for thinner textiles, such as tapestry wall hangings. This option uses the power of magnets to create an even clamping pressure across your textile, eliminating the need for screws or nails.

No matter the type of quilt hanger you choose, it's essential to select one that perfectly suits your space, style, and the size of your quilt.

Materials and Craftsmanship

The materials and craftsmanship of a quilt hanger play a significant role in its functionality and longevity. One highly recommended option is wooden quilt hangers crafted by Well Made in Chicago, USA, known for their attention to detail and use of high-quality materials. These wooden quilt hangers are made from solid hardwood and premium hardware, which not only provides a secure and aesthetically pleasing display, but also ensures durability over time.

We offer quilt hangers in 6 solid wood finishes

Once you've selected the kind of quilt hanger you'd like, next consider the available wood and stain colors, choose something such as Walnut, Natural Oak, Whitewash, Black or White, to ensure a perfect match with your home decor.

We even offer a raw wood option, so that you can paint or stain your wall quilt hanger to match your artwork, or home decor – whether Scandinavian Modern, or Rustic Farmhouse.

These walnut hanger frames use a hidden hardware option

Also, think about the type of wall you'll be hanging your quilt on, as this may affect the choice of hanger and its installation method. Options include sawtooth hanger, rope hanger and keyhole slots. If you pursue a screw installation, make sure you choose a product with the holes 16" on-center, so that you can hit a wall stud during installation.

Quality craftsmanship, combined with the right materials, will guarantee a quilt hanger that you can trust to display your cherished pieces.

Customization Options

An employee at Well Made checking for quality

Quilt hangers can be customized in various ways, including color, length, size, stain colors, hanging options, and materials. This ensures that your quilt hanger perfectly complements your quilt and your home decor.

Moreover, quilt hangers can be tailored to suit a range of sizes, from a small quilt hangers up to large, accommodating any size quilt you may have. For instance, we've worked with artists the world over with hangers as large as 160" wide. You can also select from different hanging options, such as screws and wall anchors, rope hangers, or a more traditional sawtooth hanger, to best suit your display preferences.

With so many easy customization options, finding the best way for the perfect quilt hanger has never been easier.

Installation and Ease of Use

A close up of the installation process

Once you've chosen your perfect quilt hanger, it's time to install it. Installation and ease of use are important factors to consider when selecting a quilt hanger.

Before installing, check out our How To guide on breaking art installation rules in style.

Securing to the Wall

The proper tools make all the difference

The method for securing your quilt hanger to the wall will depend on the type of quilt and wall material. Some possible solutions include using a quilt sleeve, a quilt hanger with clamps, or adhesive hanging strips. Each method has its advantages and drawbacks, so it's crucial to consider your specific needs and preferences when selecting a method for securing your quilt hanger to the wall.

We strongly recommend screws and wall anchors or a rope hanger.

Dowel rods used for hanging quilts with a fabric loop sewn in

Using a quilt sleeve provides even support across the top edge of your quilt, reducing the risk of damage. However, it may require more time and effort to install compared to adhesive hanging strips. On the other hand, adhesive strips are quick and easy to apply but may not provide the same level of support as a quilt sleeve or clamp.

Ultimately, the most suitable approach will depend on your unique circumstances and requirements.

Hardware Options

There are various hardware options available for quilt hangers, such as screws and wall anchors, nails or sawtooth brackets. Each hardware option has its advantages, and the choice will depend on factors such as the weight and dimensions of your wall quilt hanger, the type of wall material, and your personal preferences.

The hanger was install using screws and wall anchors

For example, screws and wall anchors provide a secure and sturdy hold for heavier quilts, while nails may be more suitable for lighter-weight quilts and can be easily removed if needed. It's essential to select the appropriate hardware for your quilt and other wall hangings to ensure a safe and secure display. Consult the manufacturer's instructions or seek professional advice if you're unsure which hardware option is best for your specific situation.

Adjusting and Maintaining

Quilt hangers make adjusting your items quick and easy

To adjust a quilt hanger, you can use a screwdriver to loosen or tighten the screws, ensuring a secure grip on your quilt. Thankfully, this is a "set it and forget it" install and requires very little effort to maintain the integrity of your quilt hanger.

Quilt repairs could be necessary if not properly installed

If using a hanging rod, it's important to regularly check the loop for showing any signs of deterioration. If you notice any damage, you may need to reinforce the loop stitching as that is where the weight of the textile is supported.

If hanging by adhesive strips, you should check regularly as this method has a tendency to fail over time, especially if the walls weren't cleaned thoroughly prior to installation.

By taking the time to inspect, adjust, and maintain your quilt and quilt hanger, you'll ensure a long-lasting and stunning display for your cherished quilts, rugs, and tapestries.

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Choices

Protecting our natural resources in paramount

In today's world, eco-friendly and sustainable choices are becoming increasingly important. This is no different when selecting a quilt hanger.

In this section, we'll explore the benefits of sustainably grown wood, non-toxic stains, and supporting local craftsmanship when choosing a quilt hanger.

Sustainably Grown Wood

Properly managed logging

Sustainably grown wood is timber sourced from a renewable source, where trees can be felled and replaced with minimal effects on local wildlife, ecosystems, and the environment.

Utilizing sustainably grown wood in quilt hangers has numerous advantages, such as decreasing the environmental impact, supporting local economies, and providing a renewable source of wood.

We should know where our products come from

When seeking sustainably grown wood for your quilt hanger, look for certifications such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). These certifications demonstrate that the wood has been harvested responsibly, ensuring an eco-friendly and sustainable choice for your quilt hanger.

This especially important with imported products as the US wood consumption is lower than our production.

Non-Staining and Non-Toxic Stains and Finishes

Our production team in the spray booth

With the same level of love and care put into producing a handmade quilt, the last thing you want hanging on the wall over your bed is a stained quilt. We use only furniture-grade finishes and a clear seal coat over every stain we use.

Quilt hangers in production

Moving on, Non-toxic stains, such as natural oils and waxes, are safe for use on wood and pose no health risks to humans or animals. These stains offer a range of finishes and are easy to apply, making them an ideal choice for quilt hangers.

All of our products are Prop-65 compliant, the United State's strictest guideline for health and safety.

When using non-toxic stains, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for application and drying times to achieve the best results. Additionally, wear protective gloves and a respirator when applying the stain to ensure your safety.

Supporting Local Craftsmanship

Well Made at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago

Local craftsmanship refers to the skill and techniques employed by artisans and craftspeople in a particular geographic area to produce handmade objects. Supporting local craftsmanship and small businesses has numerous advantages, such as preserving traditional skills and techniques, stimulating the local economy, and fostering a sense of community.

Well Made LLC is a small business located in Chicago, USA, where we make the majority of our products by hand, with local materials.

Shop small, shop local

To find local craftspeople who specialize in handmade quilt hangers, buy from us, or search online, attend local craft fairs, obtain recommendations from friends and family, or research businesses that sell or specialize in handmade items. By supporting local craftsmanship when purchasing a quilt hanger, you're not only investing in a high-quality and unique product, but also contributing to the growth and sustainability of your community.

Customer Satisfaction and Support

Customer support is critical for high a quality experience

This is a biggie. Our quilt hangers have hundreds of 5-star reviews and we stand by our customers with a 100-year Warranty.

Customer satisfaction and support play a crucial role when selecting a quilt hanger. High ratings and reviews, shipping and delivery, and customer support are all important aspects to consider before making your purchase.

In this section, we'll explore each of these factors and their significance in the decision-making process.

High Ratings and Reviews

Customer reviews should help you make a decision with confidence

High ratings and reviews can enhance credibility, draw in new customers, and boost sales. When choosing a quilt hanger, it's essential to take into account the experiences of others who have purchased the product. Satisfied customers often leave positive reviews, which can provide valuable insight into the quality and performance of the quilt hanger.

To find customer reviews for the quilt hangers you love, look on websites like Etsy or the company's website. By reading reviews and considering the experiences of others, you can make a more informed decision and select a quilt hanger that meets your needs and expectations.

Shipping and Delivery

Check the shipping policy to ensure a smooth delivery

The optimal method for shipping and delivering quilt hangers involves using a sturdy box with appropriate cushioning on all sides to prevent any damage during transit. Additionally, a premium carrier, such as FedEX or UPS should be used to avoid damage.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your quilt hanger arrives in perfect condition, ready for installation. Remember to use a tracking number, select a reliable shipping service, and verify the address before dispatching the package. This will help guarantee a smooth and efficient shipping and delivery process.

Customer Support

You want a team of professionals behind the products you buy

Providing excellent customer support is essential for any business, especially when it comes to our quilt hangers. Comprehensive instruction manuals or video tutorials like this one can be beneficial, as well as providing a customer service email or phone number for any queries or concerns.

Providing a guarantee can also give customers a greater sense of security in their purchase, knowing that they can return the product if it does not meet their expectations. That's why we have a 100-year Warranty on all our products. By offering exceptional customer support, you can establish trust and loyalty between the customer and the company, ensuring a positive experience for all parties involved.

Exploring Additional Hanging Solutions

Quilt Clips are a more affordable solution

In addition to the traditional quilt hangers, there are other hanging solutions available for quilts, rugs, and tapestries.

In this section, we will explore two additional options: magnetic hanger frames and invisible wall hangers.

Magnetic Hanger Frames

Magnetic Hanger Frames are great for thin materials

Magnetic hanger frames are an innovative solution that utilizes magnets to firmly attach a quilt, rug, or tapestry to the wall. They are straightforward to install, but should only be used on smaller, thinner items. These frames offer a minimalistic design and are environmentally conscious, making them an attractive alternative to traditional quilt hangers.

These frames come in standard (less expensive) and custom (more accommodating) sizes.

Magnetic hanger frames are particularly suitable for displaying smaller pieces of art crafted from paper, canvas, or thin one-layer fabric. With their sleek design and ease of use, magnetic hanger frames are an excellent option for those looking to showcase thinner textiles in a unique and modern way.

Invisible Wall Hangers

Double sided tape works, but be cautious

Invisible wall hangers are another specialized wall hanging solution that utilizes an adhesive strip to securely mount a quilt, rug, or tapestry to a wall. They are simple to install and can be adjusted to fit any size quilt. These hangers are designed to be discreetly concealed, providing a clean and seamless display for your valuable pieces.

To use an invisible wall hanger, simply affix the adhesive to the wall and adhere the brackets to the wall before adding the quilt. The specifically designed bracket tab facilitates the insertion of a portion of the quilt sleeve into the bar slot while the quilt rests on the bracket.

With their discreet design and ease of installation, invisible wall hangers are a fantastic alternative to traditional quilt hangers.

Keep in mind that these are the easiest, but least-sturdy installation method.


Get out there and get your quilt, rug, or tapestry on the wall

In conclusion, selecting the perfect quilt hanger involves considering various factors, such as type, material, customization, installation, and eco-friendliness. By exploring different options, such as wooden quilt hangers, magnetic hanger frames, and invisible wall hangers, you can find the ideal solution for displaying your cherished quilts, rugs, and tapestries.

Remember to consider the experiences of others through ratings and reviews, seek eco-friendly options, and prioritize customer satisfaction and support over price when selecting your quilt hanger. With the right choice, your quilt hanger will not only showcase your beautiful pieces, but also protect them for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you use to hang a quilt?

Hanging a quilt requires the use of wooden hanger clips, smaller clips, hanging rods, or self-adhesive strips.

With these items, you can easily hang up your beautiful quilt.

What is the standard quilt wall hanging size?

The standard dimensions of a quilt wall hanging is 48" x 36", but as most quilts are handmade, vary widely. This is a great size for displaying your hard work in a gallery setting or for making a statement on your walls as part of the home décor.

You can customize and change the size and art style however you want by using various quilting techniques.

How affordable are quilt wall hangers?

Quilt wall hangers vary in price from about $10-$400. That's because they come in all shapes and sizes and as such, a wide variety of prices.