Stunning Ways to Display Quilts

16 stunning ways to display quilts around your house.

Quilts are found throughout home décor these days. They’ve been around for centuries, but traditionally they were more utilitarian. Today you can find quilts in every room of the house, and they aren’t just for keeping you warm anymore. If you have one that you want to show off, check out these 16 stunning ways to display quilts. There is bound to be one that you’ll like.

Display Do’s and Don’ts

Before you choose one of these stunning ways to display quilts, keep a few things in mind.

  • Never display a quilt in direct sunlight. The fabric will fade and the quilt will be ruined. You’d be surprised how quickly sun can fade it.
  • Switch out quilts from time to time. They will get dusty, and larger quilts may start to sag, which can lead to the stitching unravelling.
  • Use caution when choosing which display method to use. Antique quilts (and many new ones) are quite fragile, and some may be worth quite a bit of money. You may not want to have special ones on the back of a chair, where anyone can pick them up.
  • Don’t use anything anything adhesive on a quilt. I learned that lesson the hard way years ago by displaying an antique quilt with velcro. The adhesive ruined the fabric on the back.
  • Don’t stick nails in a quilt to hang it. They will tear the fabric and could get rusty and stain it.
  • If you are not sure how to care for your quilt, this article on quilt care and storage, can help guide you.
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Pixelated Patriotic Throw Pillow Pattern

Pixelated Patriotic Throw Pillow Pattern - createwithclaudia.com - #fourthofjuly

The summer months and red, white and blue just seem to go together. The kick off for the season is Memorial Day and then comes the Fourth of July, and no one can deny that both of those holidays are all about patriotism. Like many other people, every summer my house is adorned with the colors of the flag. From table runners to wreaths, I try to incorporate the colors in my living space. It’s the perfect time to bring out them out, and this pixelated patriotic throw pillow pattern fits right in.

It’s an easy pattern to follow, and all you need are a few supplies, some fabric scraps, and a little time.

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20+ Unique Household Items To Use For Appliqué Templates

20+ Unique Household Items To Use To Make Quilt Appliqué Templates - createwithclaudia - #quilting

I am the first to admit that I don’t use a lot of appliqué in my quilting. However, every once in a while, I will design a piece that includes some in it. The problem I have with this is that I am kind of frugal, and I don’t like to spend money on appliqué templates that I will only use one time. Additionally, the ones available for sale are not always what I am looking for. So I improvise, and in doing so, I’ve come up with 20+ unique household items to use for appliqué templates.

I’m always surprised at the things I can find. From cleanser containers to magnets, I’ve never had a problem finding the perfect shape. Of course, if you are following a particular pattern, then you are going to want to use the templates that are provided with the pattern. However, if you are coming up with your own appliqué design, your first stop ought to be in your house.

Like store bought templates, these items are suitable for any type of appliqué you will be doing.

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Create Fabric Yardage Out Of Scraps

DIY tutorial on how to create fabric yardage out of scrap fabric pieces.  createwithclaudia.com

I’ve almost never met a fabric scrap I didn’t like, which means I rarely throw them out. You can imagine how many of them I have amassed after 30 years of quilting. I have this terrific system for organizing my scraps, but to be honest, I don’t always have the time for that. So a few years ago I decided to put some of them to good use, and make large pieces of fabric. That’s how I came up with this tutorial on how to create fabric yardage out of scraps.

Once you try this, I think you are going to be hooked. Essentially you are designing and making your own fabric. I like to make my pieces in one color, but you can make them any way you want to. All you need are your scraps and your imagination. Whenever I do this, I feel like I’m a kid with a box of crayons.

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Worthy Places to Donate Quilts Locally

11 Worthy Places to Donate Quilts Locally - createwithclaudia - #quilting

One thing I have found over the years is that quilters are incredibly generous people. If you think about it, we don’t just donate a quilt, we donate the time, the money, and the love that went into making it. We give our creations to charities and they generate warmth, literally and figuratively, around the world. There are many deserving groups around the world that accept quilt donations. However, you may prefer to keep your gifts closer to home. Here are 11 worthy places to donate quilts locally.

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