A Mini Quilt Gallery


I am the proud owner of an impossible wall.

Yep. Cement, covered in textured plaster.

Try hanging something on that without the whole wall crumbling!

I may or may not have been describing my wall woes to one of my friends along with my desires to make it into a quilt gallery one night.

She said, “Do you think you could use clothespins?”

She said it so sweetly that I knew this was an overly obvious answer that’s been evading me for two years now.

I was instantly on the warpath, grabbing all of my most weathered clothespins and arranging the quilts in the perfect descending order.

I have an extremely simple tutorial for you all today on how to hang mini quilts on a wall that can’t be nailed into: cement, plaster…what have you.

How to Attach Clothespins to the wall

I’m going to keep this short and simple:

Hot. Glue.

All you have to do is put hot glue along the back of one clothespin, press it onto the wall, lather, rinse, and repeat.

I found the easiest way to do this was to clip both clothespins to the quilt, glue the backsides of the clothespins, and put them up on the wall at the same time.

I didn’t get crazy about it being level. Just eyeball it, knowing that you can slide one side of the quilt up or down within the clothespin if needed. I’m a little crazy about things being level, but this worked out just fine.

Once the pins were in place, I took the quilt out and pressed everything down firmly.

If you need to move any clothespins, never fear, they peel right off!

Hang until you hearts content, step back, and enjoy!

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  1. Wow. I love this but would have to test that the Hot Glue really comes off cleanly. I have a cottage with mostly bead bord, a great thing, but not always easy to nail into and wonder if it will take off the finish (some varnish, some pickled). The other place is an apartment with plasterboard…. Anyway, would love to have you link to my tips and tutorials (runs the 22 to the end of each month -https://tinyurl.com/y8qyo6m9).

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