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5 Great Ways To Display Quilts In Your Home

Jo Simpson of JOTS Studio holding fabric with a joyful narwhal

Quilts are an art form that can be used to make beautiful and unique pieces of home décor. Quilts can be hung on walls, draped over furniture, and of course, on a bed. Whether you’re looking for a subtle way to showcase your quilt or to use it for warmth, I've got five fun ways to display your quilt. From creating a dramatic look with wall hangings to using a ladder to show off all your beautiful piecing work, you’ll find plenty of ideas here for displaying your gorgeous work of art!

Why Display Quilts?

  • Quilts are a great way to display and share your talent.

  • Quilts can be a wonderful conversation piece.

  • Quilts can represent special holidays.

  • Quilts can definitely showcase your favorite colors, fabrics, and patterns.

Displaying quilts allows you to show off the work you put into creating them, as well as share their story with others. It's more fun to share your quilts and not keep them all packed away in a closet.

I'm going to show you one quilt displayed five ways

#1: Hang Quilts On The Wall

Add a splash of color in any room with a Quilt on your wall
Art for any room

Hanging quilts on a wall is a great way to add color and/or texture to any room. Quilts provide a unique visual element that can be used to tie together the colors of a space or as a focal point in an otherwise plain room. Whether you’re looking for something functional or just for beauty purposes, hang quilts on your walls for an instant decorative boost. They’re lightweight and easy to hang with simple hardware. With so many stunning quilt patterns available, finding the right quilt should be easy. The hard part is probably choosing which one to hang. Hang up a beautiful quilt today and start enjoying it's beauty!

#2: Spread On A Bed

A bed is a piece of furniture that can be used for a variety of activities. It can be used to sleep, relax, and even read a book. Why not add a homemade quilt and cozy right in. Your room will be looking great!

Whether it's making a Guest feel at home, or making your bedroom feel that extra touch of love. A Quilt on a Bed is always a must
Cozy is where a Quilt's at

#3: Drape Your Quilt As A Tablecloth

a table runner is just a small quilt after all
Table for Quilting

A quilt as a tablecloth or table runner can be a great way to add a unique and personal touch to any room. Quilts are also a great way to dress up a table for any and every holiday and celebration. My Mom used to have a square cupcake one that came out for every birthday. All the kids loved it!

#4: Fold On A Quilt Ladder Or Quilt Rack

displaying quilts on ladders
Climbing that Quilty Ladder

A quilt ladder or quilt rack is a great addition to any home. Not only can it be used to hang and display your favorite quilts, but it also adds a unique touch of charm and style to any room. Quilt ladders are made from a variety of materials like wood, metal, and even plastic, so you can find one that fits into your interior decorating theme. I found a black metal one that is really lightweight so I can move it around easily for quilt photo shoots. They come in different sizes and styles too, so you can fit one into even the smallest of spaces. If you’re looking for an easy way to add character and beauty to your home while also displaying your quilts, then a quilt ladder or quilt rack is perfect for you.

#5: Place Your Quilt On A Chair Or Sofa

One of the best ways to show off a beautiful quilt is to place it on a chair or sofa. Not only does this bring an element of beauty and comfort to any room, but it also lends it's self to a handy invitation for use. Placing a quilt on a chair or sofa will not only protect it from potential damage, but it will also add a touch of homey warmth and color to any space. When choosing where to place your quilt, make sure that it is not in direct sunlight or too close to heat vents; this will help ensure that your quilt lasts for years. Using throw pillows or other accent pieces can help tie the look together and create an inviting atmosphere in any room.

sprucing up any chair or couch with beautiful quilts
Chairs dressed all in Quilt

Bonus: Make Pillows From Your Quilt Squares

Making pillows from your quilt squares is a great way to add a personal touch to any room. It is fun to do and a great way to use up fabric scraps, giving you the opportunity to create something truly unique. The colors will likely end up coordinating with one of your quilts.

Display Time

Wrapping yourself up in a blanket of comfort is the perfect way to relax and unwind after a long and stressful day. Nothing quite compares to snuggling up in a cozy blanket, feeling its softness against your skin, and drifting off into a peaceful slumber. Even on the coldest of days, a warm blanket can bring a sense of comfort and contentment like no other. With all these great display ideas, there really is no reason not to display your quilts with love!


For More Quilting Fun

Thanks for joining me here on AQD's Bits 'n Bobs blog.

My name is Jo Simpson, a children's fabric designer and modern quilt designer.

I believe anyone can quilt and am currently creating easy, beginner quilt patterns complete with video tutorials.

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-Jo Simpson from Jots Studio

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