Quilts As Decorative Wall Hangings

Quilts are made not just to be displayed on your bed, couch or chairs. They’re a work of art and deserve to be hung on the wall as well. In this blog, I'm going to show you how to prepare your quilt for a wall hanging. The following steps can be applied to quilts of all sizes. Mini quilt used in this tutorial measures 24” x 24”.  

What you'll need

 
  • Backing fabric or fabric coordinating the back and / or quilt binding - a fat eighth (9” x 21”) or scraps
  • Quilt sandwich - quilted and squared up, without the binding attached
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Quilting ruler
  • Iron 
  • Ironing board or wool pressing mat
  • Quilt label (optional) 
  • Prepared quilt binding
  • Wooden dowel - can be found at your big box or local hardware, arts and craft store
  • Sharp scissors (not for fabric) or handheld saw

 

Directions

  1. Take backing or coordinating fabric and cut two 5” x 5” squares. With the wrong sides of the fabric facing each other, fold each square diagonally in half and press with iron. Set aside folded squares for Step 3. 

    Tip: The larger the squares are, the more enforcement. The smaller the squares are, the less enforcement. Size of these squares will also be dependent on the size of the quilt.

  2. For additional enforcement, cut one 2½” x 7” rectangle. On each shorter end of the rectangle, fold the raw edges towards the center of the reverse side of the fabric twice. Press and sew to create a hem. Then fold the rectangle in half lengthwise and press. 
     

    Additional enforcement will be placed between the two folded squares prepared in Step 1. For larger quilts, repeat Step 2 accordingly for additional enforcement.
     
  3. As shown in the image below, pin each folded square and additional enforcement to the back of the quilt sandwich, and sew ¼” away from the raw edge.

    Optional: Attach quilt label on top of one of the folded squares or preferred location. 
     


  4. Attach binding to quilt using preferred method and trim loose threads.

  5. With a pair of sharp scissors or saw, trim the wooden dowel to the width of the quilt. Slide dowel through the additional enforcement and folded squares.

    Hang and enjoy! 

Mini quilt used in this tutorial was designed by Amanda of @BroadclothStudio. Download Interlocked mini quilt pattern here to make your own or if you want this exact mini quilt to be hanging on your wall, you can purchase it from my online store here