I went to Joann's because it was on my way home from work. I was thinking that maybe I should buy some solid fabric for the OSU quilt which may be commissioned. When I got there, I did get smart, and decided to wait until I had a commission before buying any fabric. Even though I could technically make an OSU quilt and maybe sell it to someone else, I have enough quilts on my to-do list to not add another project on the list.
I didn't buy any fabric (thank you, thank you - it did take some will power). I saw that the Christopher Lowell collection of drapery stuff was 70% off. All other drapery stuff was also 40% off. I thought about buying some more curtain rods, because they were at fantastic prices, but I didn't think I had enough wall space. I did get these drapery rings instead. Even though I could have gotten smaller rings, I decided to get the ones with big clips. The rings just hang on the curtain rod. There are clips that you can use to hang up the quilts. This way, the quilts that don't have hanging sleeves can still have their chance to shine. Also I think it will make it easier to switch out the quilts, since I won't have to take the curtain rod down to do it.
It does pinch the quilt, so time will tell if that does any damage. I did test it first, and it doesn't seem to cause any damage in the short run. I also will have to be very careful to put on and take out the quilt on the clips. They grab about a quarter of an inch of the quilt, which means that the edge is right where the binding stitches are.
- Convenience of Removing and Adding Quilts
- Don't Need Hanging Sleeves
- Better View of Smaller Quilts
- Works with Many Quilt Sizes
- Great price - regular price is $10-$12.00
- Comes in a variety of finishes - silver, gold, black
- Pinches Quilt Tight
- Clips May Damage Stitches if Improperly Handled
- Have to work at Spacing the Rings (which I didn't do very well for this picture)
- I don't know if the clips would rust in a humid environment
I really like these, and I think I will continue to use these for a majority of my quilts. If and when I ever make that heirloom quilt, I might save it from the pinchers, but the rest of my quilts will be just fine.