How To Make A Rave-Worthy Quilted Wall Hanging In 6 Easy Steps Update 05/2022

When you’re looking for new ways to exhibit your quilts, you’ll almost certainly come across suggestions for quilt wall hangings.

Sewing wall hangings is a great way to show off your quilting and sewing talents while also producing a lovely piece of wall art.

In this post, I’ll show you a simple way to hang your quilts, regardless of their size, and I’ll also offer some suggestions for different ways to hang your quilts on your walls (or any walls for that matter).

What Is a Quilt Wall Hanging?

Simply described, a wall hanging quilt is a quilt that you hang on the wall for show and adornment (it doesn’t have to be little).

If you need ideas for your wall hanging, there are many lovely quilt wall hanging ideas to pick from on the internet.

After you’ve decided on a wall-hanging quilt pattern, you’ll need to figure out how to hang a quilt on a wall.

I’ve done the research for you and built my own projects to figure out how to hang a quilt on the wall the simplest method possible.

How to Hang a Small Quilted Wall Hanging

How should you hang a quilt on the wall?

I’ll show you how to add ribbons to your quilt for a finished touch to your quilted wall art in the stages below.

But first, let’s take a look at some additional quilt wall-hanging inspiration.

There are various excellent methods for hanging quilts that do not require any additional labor on the quilt itself.

You can look through the market’s selection of quilt hangers. The following are some of the benefits of using quilt hangers:

  • There will be no more sewing on your quilt creation.
  • There will be no loops or threads to bother with if you use the quilt as a blanket or throw in addition to hanging it.
  • Because many hangers are beautiful, they just add to the overall beauty of the design.
  • Without the use of poles, hooks, or nails, you can effortlessly switch out the quilts you want to exhibit.

With little quilts, you might alternatively use double-sided tape or Command Strips. On the top and bottom of the quilt, space the strips every 4-5 inches.

What Size is a Quilted Wall Hanging?

What distinguishes a quilt as a “wall hanging quilt?” Is there a minimum or maximum size? “No!” says the answer.

You may construct and hang a 5″ square quilt. If you have a 12′ foot wall, on the other hand, you could make a massive masterpiece to hang on it. For wall hangings, there are no size restrictions or “rules.”

The majority of wall hanging patterns you’ll come across are likely to be minor. Consider a baby quilt or something smaller. That said, you may hang any size quilt you choose, and the way I’ll show you will make displaying any size blanket a breeze.

How to Make a Quilted Wall Hanging in 6 Easy Steps

I’ll focus on making your quilt easy to hang in this fast guide. All of the materials used should cost less than $10 and can be found at your local arts and crafts store.

Step 1: Quilt your quilt sandwich as desired.

Quilt your quilt sandwich, trim all excess batting and backing, and square up your quilt exactly like a conventional quilt. Attach the binding later.


Step 2: Cut ribbon for the hanging loops.

I picked ribbon for my loops to make it as simple as possible. Depending on the aesthetic you want, you might make your own loops out of quilting cotton or twine. For my loops, I enjoy the look of the shiny ribbon.

I trimmed my ribbons 3″ long and used a 12″ dowel rod for this project. Because my project is modest, I just required four ribbons.

Step 3: Pin ribbons to the back of the quilt.

Place your ribbons on the top edge of the back of your quilt, equally spaced. To avoid curling or drooping while hanging it up, make sure the ribbons on both sides are close to the edge.

My quilt measures 21 1/4″ broad. My edge ribbons were 12″ apart on either side, and the middle two were evenly spaced around 5″ apart. No matter how big or little your quilt is, this is a reasonable rule of thumb for the space between ribbons.


Lay the quilt on top of your ruler or cutting mat so you can see the numbers, then pin the ribbons evenly across the top of the quilt’s back.



Step 4: Stitch the ribbons in place.

Sew the ribbons into place on your quilt with your sewing machine. To keep them in place until I add my binding, I sewed them down using an 18″ seam allowance. To keep the ribbon straight, keep the edges of the ribbon lined up.


Step 5: Attach the binding.

Attach the binding to the front of the quilt as you normally would. Stitch the binding down on the back of the quilt, either by hand or by machine. To attach the binding, I always use my sewing machine and my walking foot.


Make sure the ribbons aren’t bunched up behind the binding when you come to the top of the quilt. Slowly fold the ribbons under the binding, and they should lay flat and neatly.


Step 6: Run the dowel rod through the ribbon and hang it.

Run the dowel rod slowly through the ribbon loops. You don’t want the dowel rod to grab the ribbon, so be careful.

Tip: If you buy the dowel from your local hardware or home improvement store, they will cut it to the length you want.

It should be painted or stained to match the colors in your quilt. To match the background of my quilt, I chose white.

The size and style of rod you use will be determined by the size of the quilt you wish to hang. If you’re using a wooden dowel rod, ensure sure it’s robust enough to support your quilt’s weight.

Also, if you wish to hang a queen-sized or larger quilt, I recommend using a robust curtain rod. They’re not only useful for hanging large fabric curtains, but they also look good.

All you have to do now is decide where you want your wall hanging quilt to go, hammer a nail (or nails) into the wall, hang it up, and admire your work.



Ready to make a quilted wall hanging?

Wall hanging quilts are an under-appreciated and under-used type of art that any quilter, regardless of skill level, may create.

I enjoy showcasing my work, and putting it on the wall seems like the ideal method to do it.

Quilts may also give a place a nice, cozy vibe, which I adore. Have some fun with it and create something you’ll be happy to display.

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