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Monday, January 4, 2010

Quilt Hanger and Christmas.

Happy New Years to all, I know I know I am a couple of days late, but better late than never!

We had a nice quiet Christmas here, just the way I like it! It was just Stuart and the Girls and I we woke up late (one plus of having teenagers, no more 6 am Christmas wake ups!) opened presents, then just hung out for the morning playing with our new toys, I made a nice rib roast for dinner... yea quiet!

Then that weekend the Girls and I went to the movies, Sherlock Holmes and Avatar.. both good movies, but I have to say I highly recommend seeing Avatar, that is a beautiful movie!

Then, the rest of the week I just lounged around, did some quilting but am having problems with my stitch regulator so not as much quilting done as I would have liked :(

I did want to make this post about something other than just our Holidays... and after my last post and Christine's questions about my quilt hanger I thought I would share a little about how I hang my quilts.
You see I hate and I mean HATE making hanging pockets for quilts, and one of my daycare parents has the best hanging system ever so I thought I would share (after I used the idea myself of course). :)

First a picture....
As you can see, it is just simply a curtain rod (purchased for less than ten dollars at Walmart) and curtain rings, the rings have little clamps on them that I use to hold the quilt. The rings come in a pack of 7 for $5.00 So for about 15 dollars you have a nice quilt hanger.
The thing I like about this system is the fact that the rod is adjustable in length so if I have a larger quilt I can extend the rod to accommodate the size. Plus you can get just about any finish you want to suit your decor!

I really do love the fact that I can now hang any quilt I want and I don't have to have a sewn in pocket!!!

Full credit and thanks goes to Kim my wonderful daycare mom who showed me her hanger!

Well, I guess that is it for today, time to get to work... Thanks for stopping by and feel free to ask any questions you many have!



Tammy said...

Ginny, so glad you're back, I've really missed you. How about we try to get together in 2010 and meet in person. Love, love, love the quilt hanging idea! I'm not a fan of sleeves. I'll be having my 100 post and a give away soon, so watch for it. Happy New Year!!

Myra said...

Hey there! Happy new year to you too!!! You've been hiding over the holidays... 8-)
Sounds like a wonderful quiet Christmas you had...
Great quilt hanging idea! Love it! 8-)
I hope you are able to sort out your stitch regulator issues soon...
Happy stitchings!

Vintage Girl said...

I LOVE this idea, thanks so much for sharing. Heather