Friday, February 27, 2009

Since this is called "The Quilt Rack", I'll show you a cheap and easy way to make a quilt rack to display all of your quilts (or the ones you will now be inspired to make!). After checking out the local antique stores for an old ladder and not wanting to pay $40 and up for one, I checked out one of my favorite stores - Home Depot. I was planning on making one myself but found this handy little number already done. It was only $7.59 and made for storage shelves. I was worried about the metal brackets but they turned out ok.
I spray painted the ladder and then sanded the edges to give it a little more rustic feel.

All done! How easy was that!?! You don't see the metal brackets at all and you can hang 4 quilts on it. It isn't very wide so it will fit in a corner or behind a chair. Send us pictures if you make one, ok? Now get busy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This blog is dedicated to Grandma Jewell who was an amazing quilter. We both think we inherited her gene for quilting. She was one of those who pulled threads to make sure each piece was straight. Everything was hand pieced and hand quilted. Her quilts have become treasured keepsakes - heirlooms for sure. We hope she is looking down and smiling on us as we haunt fabric stores and make up designs. I'm sure she thinks we're slackers by not hand stitching but I've done that quite a few times and I'd rather get a quilt done sooner so I can enjoy it. So here's to you Grandma. We love you!