6 Easy Steps To Make A Rave-Worthy Quilted Wall Hanging

sewing a quilt, quilted wall hanging

When researching different ways to display your wide variety of quilt projects, you will likely come across suggestions for quilt wall hangings. 

Sewing wall hangings is a fabulous way to show off your quilting and sewing skills while creating a beautiful piece of hangable art.

In this post, I’ll show you a simple way to hang your quilts no matter what size quilt you create, and I will also give some suggestions for other ways to display your quilts on the walls of your home (or any walls for that matter).

What Is a Quilt Wall Hanging? 

Simply put, a wall hanging quilt is a quilt (usually small in size, but it doesn’t have to be) that you hang on the wall for display and decoration. 

If you need inspiration for your wall hanging, you'll find many beautiful quilt wall hanging ideas online to choose from.

Once you’ve decided on the wall-hanging quilt pattern you would like to make, then you need to figure out the best way to hang a quilt on a wall. 

I’ve done the research for you and have created my own projects to figure out the easiest way to hang a quilt on the wall.

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Free Printable Quilt Labels And Quilt Label Ideas

Printable Quilt Labels

Quilt labels are one of those small and personalized details that you may not find on most handmade quilts.

This small addition to your quilts will give all the necessary information to whoever looks at your quilt, whether it’s six months after you made it or 60 years. 

In this post, I’ll show you how to use our free printable labels with your projects, plus give you several methods to create your own labels.

I’ve also created a Free Printable Quilt Labels PDF that you can download to help you out with labeling your quilts. 

What Are Quilt Labels and Why Do You Need Them?

Quilt labels are often a small piece of fabric, most commonly a square or rectangle, made from 100% quilting cotton.

The information required for the label is then either written, ironed on, or printed onto that fabric with fabric-safe ink. 

You’ll want to use a white or very light color for the tag or label to ensure the wording is easily visible for the recipient. The wording should be written or printed using a dark color (black or navy blue, etc.).

How many times have you heard someone say, “Well, I have a quilt someone in my family made years ago, but I’m not sure who made it, when they made it, or why?”

Adding a quilt label onto the back of your quilts provides that vital info to the person you are giving a quilt to and their future family. Quilt tags can also add a sweet personal touch to gifts you give to friends and family.

Now let’s take a look at how you can use our quilt label template to make your very own labels for your quilts.

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Ready To Baste Your Quilt? Here’s Your Step-By-Step Guide

basting a quilt

You've finally finished piecing your quilt top together, so what's next? Before you can quilt your project, you need to baste your “quilt sandwich.” 

Basting is a crucial step in the quilt-making process, and you need to do it accurately and thoroughly to ensure you get the best result with your quilting. 

But don't worry! It's not difficult, and it shouldn't take too much time. I can usually baste a twin-sized quilt in less than two hours. 

In this tutorial, I will show you how to baste a quilt and give you some tips and tricks that I've learned over the years.

Frequently Ask Questions about Quilt Basting

Basting quilts can seem like a chore, but I hope you'll feel more comfortable tackling your next project after this tutorial.

Before we jump into the tutorial, I would like to answer some questions and facts about quilt basting.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Free Motion Quilting

Free Motion Quilting

So you’ve just created your gorgeous quilt top, and you can’t wait to try it out, but first, you have to quilt it. 

When trying to decide how to quilt your quilt, it can be a little overwhelming with all the different types of stitching. Plus, there’s the option to send it out to a longarm quilter as well. 

I personally love to do my own quilting, as it just adds that extra personal touch and handmade feel to my projects. In this tutorial, I am going to show you the following:

  •  How to free motion quilt (FMQ) (also sometimes referred to as freestyle quilting).
  •  A popular style of FMQ
  • Tips and tricks to help you practice FMQ.

What Is Free Motion Quilting? 

Before we jump right into the tutorial, I want to go over two of the biggest questions that come up when talking about FMQ.

What is free motion quilting?

Free motion quilting is a quilting style that you do with your home sewing machine.

As the name implies, you use “free motion” to create designs with your stitches. 

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Learn To Make A Hexagon Quilt With This Easy Tutorial

How to Make a Hexagon Quilt

I am super excited to share this hexagon quilt tutorial with you all today.

The hexagon quilt pattern is one of my all-time favorite “one patch” designs, which simply means one type of patch is used to create the entire quilt top.

In this tutorial, I will show you the more traditional method to sew hexagon blocks together.

This method is called the “Y seam” method.

My goal for this tutorial is for you to make an easy hexagon quilt after learning these steps.

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Super Simple Quilt As You Go Table Runner Tutorial

Quilt As You Go Table Runner

As the season changes or during a specific holiday, isn’t it fun to decorate your home with beautiful new decor?

What is something that can immediately change the look of your kitchen, dining room, or living room? A table runner! 

A quilted table runner can instantly transform your chosen room from winter to spring and can be the focal point and inspiration for the rest of your room decor.

In this post, I’m going to show you a simple Quilt As You Go (QAYG) table runner tutorial that will inspire you to make your own for every season and holiday!

Supplies You Will Need For a Quilted Table Runner

Before I jump into the actual tutorial, I want to go over a few things so the project won’t get confusing.

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