Properly displaying your antique quilts prevents damage while allowing you to enjoy them in your home.
Time Required: 15 minutes
- Display quilts in areas where light levels are low and away from any bulbs that might damage the fibers.
- The best way to display a quilt is by spreading it on an unused bed.
- If you decide to hang a quilt in your home, plan to only leave it up for six months at a time.
- If you have more than one quilt, rotating them is a good idea whether on a bed or a wall.
- Never use nails, pins or staples to hold a quilt on the wall.
- A good method for hanging is sewing a four inch wide tube or sleeve of fabric along the top back edge and stitching every inch or so through all layers of the quilt.
- Attach to a wall or other display area easily with a sturdy rod.
- It's best to cover quilts with an everyday coverlet when storing, rather than displaying, them on an unused bed.
- Your display measure should evenly distribute the weight over the entire width of a quilt to avoid stressing the fabric.
- Remember that all light damage to textiles is irreversible.