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Friday, August 31, 2012

the set up for hanging quilts


i wanted some place to be able to hang my quilts outside so i could take photographs...i asked my husband if he would help me and the next thing i knew i was sent to my sewing studio and he took over...the system he came up with works well...i  had bought a piece of dowelling but he deemed it to small...off to the store he went...several hours later i was able to hang my quilt and photograph it...
he measured the height to place the hook by holding the dowel up against the tree...it was a twelve foot length...tho hard so see in the photo there is a pulley hanging from the hook...directly opposite in another tree is an identical hook and pulley...he then threaded the soft nylon rope thru the pulley...
the ends of the dowel both have eye hooks in them...one end of the rope has a snap attached and the other end hangs free...
another view of the dowel and snap
the quilt hangs from a shower curtain hook to which he added cable which was joined using a little black do ma hickey...the name of which escapes him...i think the quilt would hang from a smaller dowel of one inch but he thought not and i let him do it his way cuz he knows about things i have no idea about...
hanging quilt...
at about chest height is a hook...i attached the hooks to the quilt...thread it over the dowel and raise each end to the height i want and then tie the rope around this hook with a half hitch or some kind of knot only a girl knows how to tie (much to the chagrin of men)(who often ask what is that)


supply list
1) one handy man
2) 12 feet of dowel
3) 48 feet of soft nylon rope
4) 2 snaps
5) 4 large hooks
6) 2 pulleys
7) 2 small eye hooks
8) a ladder
9) about 2 hours of time
10) 2 trees
11) 7 curtain hooks
12) cable several feet
13) 7 black do ma hickeys


 sky horses hanging from the set-up...you can just see the dowel in the upper part of the photo





4 comments:

Quilter said...

Where is the quilt hanging from it. Visual people want to see.

Quilting Babcia said...

Thanks for showing this setup in detail - looks like it could also work for me here on a wooded hillside in western Oregon!

Pat said...

Gosh, I am just in love with these horse quilts. WOW, I just want to make something so amazing, you are one of my favorite inspirations.

Mary Ann said...

Brilliant job:)