How to invisibly hang a quilt to photograph.

I know I mentioned in my giveaway post that I have been keeping these quilts top secret until they were featured on Moda Bake Shop.  Well...for the most part, that was true.  Ok, so I HAD to share them with a few people so an ulcer wouldn't set in, but I only showed a few people, I promise!  When I showed my friend Lindsay this picture.....

...she had a few questions for me.  I figured if she had questions, others might also.  Here is what she wondered:

Linds: Where did you take the pic?

Val:  I took the pictures outside of my parent's shed.  We actually call it the Taj MaShed because my Dad has spent month$ and month$ and month$ building it.  I think it even has hard wood floors inside!


Linds: How did you suspend them?

Val:  I used these little clips that I had in our basement that we have hanging from a thick wire to holds the kid's art work.  Now, the sad part about this is, neither my husband nor I can remember where we got these clips.  I think I probably got them at Lowe's, but I can't promise you that. 


I used fishing wire to looping it over the top of the door slide.

Since I couldn't remember where I got those little clippies, I thought I'd test out the black clips (pictured above) that you can buy at any office supply store.  I tested it out and it does work just fine!!!

Linds:  Did it take forever to set up!?

Val:  It took me about 15-20 minutes and I was able to set it up without any help.  It was really pretty easy!

I hope this helps if you're looking for a fun way to hang your quilt to photograph.



  1. Great technique! I don't know what those silver clips are called, but I scrapbook as well and they are used on the Clip It Up organization system. I will have to try it out on my next project!

  2. Those are just lovely!

    BTW - Did the scrap envelope...errrr box arrive yet?

    Mary Smith

  3. I got clips like that at IKEA. They come in black too.

  4. I love that you translated my Qs into real english instead of the abbreviated, swear-word-filled commentary I usually provide. Congrats on your first bakeshop tutorial! - Linds

  5. Thanks for sharing how you hung the quilts. Very innovative.

  6. I love these. very, very cute.

  7. Very clever. I've been having problems with this. Alas, I have a $hed, too, but it's not as attractive as your dad's, so I don't think it will work as well. But fear not, DH is building ANOTHER one! I'll have to ask for a great looking door/wall to hang quilts from - LOL!

  8. You can find similar clips from Ikea, like these: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20075947
    (very cute project, by the by)


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