A couple tips…

I’ve had several people ask what I use to hang my quilts to take photos.


I found these at Ikea in the laundry area.


A package of two costs about $2.50. I can’t remember what Ikea calls them. The hook swivels. I’ve found them to be quite handy.

I made myself a little design board to keep my block pieces together when I carry them to the machine. 


There are directions to be found online for fancier design boards, but mine will probably be tossed out when I leave here so I didn’t want to put much time or any money into it. So I used a scrap of batting and a box. Here is the not so fancy back.


I just used a glue stick to turn the extra bits to the back side. I’ve been using this quite a bit and will probably make another when I get home. Heaven knows I have plenty of batting scraps!

I hope you found these useful. Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
This entry was posted in Timesaver Tips, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to A couple tips…

  1. I admire your frugalness. Those thing-a-ma-bobs have made my shopping list. Thanks for sharing!

  2. piecefulwendy says:

    I may need to make a trip to Ikea soon, but not until after the holidays!

  3. Chantal L. says:

    Yes, very useful. Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays. ;^)

  4. SC Nonni says:

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. maxine lesline says:

    The small home made design board is a good idea.. Such things help keep the projects organized and in mind. Thanks

  6. lois92346 says:

    Very clever, Katy!

  7. anudge says:

    What a nice Christmas present to us, your readers. Thank you, Katy. Merry Christmas!

  8. Zenia Rene says:

    Thanks for this handy dandy info! Keep ’em coming. =)

  9. dezertsuz says:

    Two great tips! Atlanta is my closest Ikea, so I’ll try to remember next time I am there to stop in and look for those.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s