TIP: Hanging My Mini’s

I was talking with a reader who asked me how I hung my mini quilts using Command picture strips. I snapped a couple of pics and sent them to her. It occurred to me that someone else might like to see those pics, so I’m sharing them with you today.

What I do is not groundbreaking or even terribly exciting, but it works for me. 🙂

Here’s what they look like in the package (this is a mostly used package…)

Command Picture Hanging Strips

See the Velcro-like texture on the strips? That is what holds them together – they actually ‘snap’ together.

Command Picture Hanging StripsThe back of both these pieces are sticky. One will stick to the back of my quilt and the other will stick to the wall.

I snap the two pieces together like so:

Command Strips for hanging quilts….then peel the paper off one side and stick it to my quilt back. Give it some good pressure with your hand for about a minute.

Put one set in each corner. I’ve never used these on anything bigger than about 20″ square so I don’t know how big a quilt they will hold up. The package says they will hold up to 9 pounds, so that’s a pretty heavy wall quilt. If I used them on anything bigger than 20″, I would put a set in the middle along the top of the quilt and in the bottom two corners.

After you have all the sets in place on your quilt, just peel the backing off the strip, and stick the quilt to your wall. (By snapping both pieces together and attaching to the quilt first, you can be sure the pieces will line up when you stick them to the wall.)

Voila! Quilt hung, and can easily be removed.

Hanging a mini quiltAs you can see, some of the walls in my house are textured and they work on those walls as well.

I have used these strips on my mini’s for a couple of years and I haven’t had any issues with my quilts coming off the wall, or with the stickiness of the strip damaging my quilts.

However, if that is something you are concerned with I would definitely recommend hanging your quilts in a different way.

Have a great Wednesday! 🙂 Linking up with Let’s Bee Social

How I Hang Mini Quilts

 

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I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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20 Responses to TIP: Hanging My Mini’s

  1. Linda says:

    Please tell me if a 30×30 inch could be hung this way, or would that be too heavy?

  2. kris says:

    This is great. I am curious of you tried it on a wall that has that old sand type texture? I made some mini’s to hang on my sisters wall but the house has those textured walls.

  3. Thank you for the tip. I have wall quilts that I change all year long and it is hard to find a hanging system that works for all. This seems perfect. I would not have guessed that they would stick to the fabric.

  4. Kathleen says:

    Thank you for sharing

  5. Sarah Goer says:

    I just use the command adhesive strips (a single two sided sticky, no velcro), so far they have been strong enough to hold the mini quilts.

  6. Kate says:

    A very elegant solution to hanging minis! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Bonnie in Va says:

    Thanks for showing the whole process…I admit I missed the photos on the email! Oops. They are there — I just checked. I guess my biggest issue is I change my mini quilts every couple of months. We generally come up with a hanging system. Sometime in the near future (60 days or so!) we’ll head up to Ikea because that’s where I got my last hanging system. It was a wire hung between little posts and then hooks that attached to the quilts and hung over the wire. This time we are thinking of using the hooks but hanging them on cafe curtain rods. Easy to change out the quilts. Hubby doesn’t like Command Strips but I think they are great and use them for lots of things.

  8. This is fantastic! I have never used the Command strips before. But now you have me rethinking that!

  9. Jen R says:

    What a great idea! I have been thinking about how to hang some of my new minis without putting a billion holes in the wall. Looks like I will be adding some of these to my next shopping list. 🙂

  10. Tish says:

    How did I not know that they make Velcro Command strips? I am so glad you shared this. Guess what I’ll be buying when I go to the store? 😛

  11. Sandra says:

    Brilliant….thanks! I have used these for pictures….but never thought of them for quilts!

  12. Brilliant! I would have thought the quilt would be too linty to stick to the command strips, but I’m happy to hear otherwise.

  13. Jayne says:

    This is a great idea! I love command strips, but never used them for handing a quilt! Usually masking tape! This is a great option!

  14. Lena says:

    That’s a nice idea, I’ll need to check if this strips or something like are sold here!

  15. Karen Goad says:

    great idea, I don’t know why I wouldn’t have thought they would stick to the fabric right

  16. Teje says:

    Great idea! Thank you for sharing! x Teje

  17. Kate Heads says:

    That’s a great way to hang quilts, and it came just when I needed it. What happens if you want to remove the sticky pads from the wall, to decorate or if you move house, do they come off easily and do they damage the wall?
    Smiles
    Kate

    • Beth says:

      Hi Kate! Great question….the Command strips are made specifically to hang things on your walls. Do you see the little rounded tab at one end of the strip? All you do is pull that and it stretches the adhesive and the strip pops right off the wall, leaving no marks or anything. I have painted walls and use them all over my house. Command makes all different size hooks, etc. I have never had one leave a mark or mess up the paint. I use them in the winter to hang Christmas lights – they’re perfect because I don’t have to put nails in my walls.

      • Barbara says:

        Sorry to say, but I used a Command strip on wallpaper. When I removed it, it tore the wallpaper.

        • Beth says:

          Oh no Barbara, I’m sorry to hear that! I’ll admit I’ve never used the command strips on wallpaper. Thank you for letting me know of your experience. I’m going to update this post so people with wallpaper will be aware. 🙂

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