Cozy Up to Winter season with a Quilt DisplayWhen winter season winds blow cold air down your back, there's absolutely nothing like coming inside your home to the warmth of a comfortable quilt. You can provide your interior the convenience of a toasty-warm bed by decorating with quilts. Treasure quilts are by definition old and respectable, they needn't be concerned as relics.
Quilts are cherished for their homemade charm and kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. Spread over a sofa, displayed artfully on a wall, curtained on a quilt rack or terrace railing, or hung thoroughly over an opened cabinet door, these high-spirited textiles convey a sense of heat and convenience.
To look after your treasured quilts, follow these ideas:
* Remove dust from quilts by gently shaking them or vacuuming them with a light suction. For extra security when vacuuming, put a nylon equipping over the vacuum attachment.
* To remove a spot from white or light areas of a quilt, spread out the quilt out in the sun. Cover the quilt with an old white sheet. Cut out a small hole in the white sheet that matches the size and location of the spot so you can see the spot through the sheet.
Never-assembled quilt quilts or blocks with just a couple of blocks undamaged show up at flea markets for little bit more than a tune.
Show them in a series of frames for a homespun gallery. To frame a quilt block, first cut 100 percent rag board to fit the block, leaving a couple of inches of board area around the textile to act as a mat. Use a big needle to pierce through the board beneath each corner and at a number of spots in the center. Using a single strand of cotton thread, stitch up through the holes and into the block. Secure the thread to the board back with acid-free tape. Use a shadow-box-style frame with acid totally free spacers to keep the glass away from the material.
More concepts for showing quilts
Hang a quilt by draping it over an antique ladder installed horizontally on the wall with deep shelf brackets.
Fold the quilt to fit in between the rungs of the ladder. o create a focal point for a bed room, curtain a quilt over a heavy wooden drape rod fastened to the wall at the head of a bed.
Cut a brand-new quilt into panels and hang the panels from café rings on swing-arm rods.
Maintain antique quilt blocks with archival materials-100 percent rag board, cotton thread, acid-free tape, conservation glass, and acid-free spacers. anchor Ensure the glass sits 1/4 inch above the material and that the back of the frame is covered. Display the blocks far from direct sunshine and high humidity.
Seersucker quilt, 1128 Garnet Hill; 800-622-6216. Swing-arm rod, product no. 59-1280247; rings, item no. 59-119228, all from the Pottery Barn; 800-922-5507. Rod, finial, and mount-Kirsch; 800-528-1407. White love seat, item no. 7566-05, all from Palecek, P.O.Box 225, Richmond, CA 94808; 800-274-7730.