I had three small quilts that needed a hanging device for pegboard. Pegboard is what's used at the fair to hang items in the fine arts department. A traditional hanging sleeve wouldn't work. I decided to create something that would allow the quilts to be hung from a single hook. It's pretty simple to make.
|Hanging device for wall quilts|
I figure the volunteers at the fair might not know how to use the device so I wrote them a note. I put the string near the center of the strips for better balance and to keep the string from being visible above the quilt.
I used strips of cardboard to make the hanging device because it's light weight and sturdy and cheap. What's really nice about using this system is that if I decide to hang these quilts in my house, it can be done with one nail. Actually, I would use a command hook so I wouldn't damage the walls. My daughter used to call me the queen of holes in the wall. Not anymore. Not since I found a bunch of command hooks on the discount table a couple of years ago. I'm now a convert to command products.
I got the idea for the hanging device from looking at some of my old picture frames.
We had some pretty good ideas back then that are still useful today.