Displaying blankets and throws is a charming way to fully maximise the beauty of your collections. Many products are available to hang and display blankets. Quilt stands with bases or wall-mounted models are excellent display options. Fold and stack blankets and throws on top of a vintage chest or on a hall table. Mount blankets and throws directly onto the walls--as you would with a tapestry.
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Things you need
- Blankets and throws
- Quilt rack
- Chest or table
- Tacks or small picture nails
Place a quilt rack in a low-traffic area of your house such as next to a couch or end table.
Fold the blankets over the rods provided on the rack. Most racks hold two to four blankets. Large, tall racks may hold six or more folded blankets for display.
Place several quilt racks around the house if you have many blankets to display.
Fold and stack several blankets and throws on top of a chest, trunk or table.
Organise according to colour or mix them for a rainbow effect. Place two or three stacks--depending on the length of your chest or table--side by side. Don't cram the blankets together. Place your favourites on top of the pile for more visibility.
Rotate the blankets so the top--more visible--blanket changes often and to avoid dust accumulation from leaving the blankets undisturbed for long periods of time.
Use a hammer to tap small tacks or picture nails to secure the top edge of the blanket or throw to the wall.
Hammer extra small nails around a blanket or throw to keep it from snagging or tearing. Don't nail or tack an extremely valuable blanket or throw to a wall as there will be small holes in the fabric.
Remove the blanket for periodic washing--such as every six months--to avoid dust accumulation and material rot.
Tips and warnings
- Cut damaged blankets and throws and sew the remaining pieces to make throw pillows or smaller blankets for display. Encase pieces of damaged blankets and throws in shadow boxes or frames to highlight special parts for display. Make a new quilt out of pieces of old, damaged blankets and throws. Fold damaged blankets or throws to hide the damaged areas.
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