Mini Quilt Show…Mini Quilt Wall…

I am so excited to receive your mini quilt for our quilt show!!! So I was thinking about hanging them and remembered…. I forgot to, and promised to share with you the details of my Mini Quilt Wall in my home sewing room…


I used random yardsticks that I have collected through the years…from antique stores and sometimes even on eBay…(We have Primitive Gatherings Yardsticks for sale at shows and I know we have them in the store, so if you want them you will have to call as there is something about the shipping of them and that is why they are not on the site)…I then lightly stained them all.

The yardsticks are attached to the wall by using a spacer.  I cut up one of the yard sticks at 1 1/2″…then placed them behind the front stick…so it is hidden.  I then screwed (must pre-drill to avoid splitting the yardsticks) one to the wall at the very start.  Then where the 1st one end and the 2nd one begins I place another spacer, so it would be half under the 1st on and half under the second.  Repeat for how long your wall is or the space you want to fill…

I then used these small Mini Metal Hooks   to hang them on the yardstick…two for most of them and three for the larger minis so they wouldn’t sag in the middle.  When you get the clips they look like this…use a pliers and open the hook a little more so they easily hook on the yardstick.  These hooks are also cut for hanging lots of other things like little mittens or ornaments, everyone should have some…

 I hope you do not have this little problem I originally had….When the installers put in the controls for my room…they randomly spread them out!!! But for a little money they came back and tucked them all together and out of the way of my “wall”.The quilts are real easy to put up…take down…and re-arrange…If you are making a “mini wall” you must send me a picture…I will post them all someday!!!

Sorry this took a bit for me top post…I know some of you are “ready”!!!!

have a nice weekend…Lisa

35 responses to “Mini Quilt Show…Mini Quilt Wall…”

  1. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    Lisa thank you for sharing this…Your mini wall is so inspiring! I also appreciate the explanation on how to hang the yard sticks… I can’t wait to have a sewing room to hang mine 🙂 And the hint about the room controls is nice to know when have my sewing room actually built.

  2. Robbi Avatar

    Wow!!! What a great idea Lisa!! I love it!

  3. Constance Ann Boulay Avatar
    Constance Ann Boulay

    I have so many little quilts, now to figure out where I can put a mini-wall! Thank you!

  4. Liz Kodner Avatar
    Liz Kodner

    I love your mini quilt wall…and the quilts there are so wonderful that I can’t decide upon a favorite. My husband is not a handyman type so I’ll have to figure out how to do this myself for my minis – wish me luck!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      You can do it…it’s not hard!

  5. dianne61 Avatar

    Lisa, even though I have made over a thousand quilts I am inspired by your minis. Especially love the applique sampler. Thanks for your blog and talent.

  6. Kitsy Keel Smith Avatar
    Kitsy Keel Smith

    Love how you have displayed your minis. They are lovely.

  7. Tournicoton Avatar

    Lisa merci pour ce partage. Je suis une fane des minisminis patchs. J’aime beaucoup l’idée et j’adore vos mini couettes tous aussi beaux les uns que les autres. Pour ma part après des grands patchs, Je me suis mis à faire des petits.

  8. Hildy Avatar

    Your mini quilt wall looks great! I’ve send you my mini quilts on Thursday I hope they arrive some the lady at the post office told me it should take about a week till they arrive in the USA.

  9. Marie Ireland Avatar
    Marie Ireland

    Great minis. Where did u get the large yardstick at the top of wall display?

  10. peggycooperquilts Avatar

    Love your display wall. Thanks for the instructions and the link for the hooks.

  11. Laura baumgardner Avatar
    Laura baumgardner

    Love that blue one on the bottom and the white one in middle row (love them all but those stand out). Do you have the kitted on site?

  12. Sharon Ernst Avatar
    Sharon Ernst

    Lisa –You have the coolest sewing room on this earth!! I may have to order some clips and a few of your yardsticks! Your new home and sewing studio are just stunning! Love it all — along with all of the beautiful quilts and wool work you do! Thanks for sharing with all of us! ❤️

  13. Donna fronek Avatar
    Donna fronek

    This is so beautiful. Love the yardstick idea too. They are all so wonderfully done!

  14. Paulette Avatar

    Just ordered my clips. Can’t wait to put this display together! Thank you.

  15. emilyjoy180 Avatar

    Genius! Sitting here reading in my studio, I can believe how many minis I have just laying around. Thank you for the inspiration and directions!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      lol…I don’t know about genius…but i’ve been around quilts for along time and just built a house…so you know…you kind of just figure out whats best for the wall and the quilts…thank you!

  16. Teresa Avatar

    I love your display of mini quilts. This inspires me to figure something out for my sewing room. Thank you for sharing and showing how you hang them.

  17. Linda B Avatar
    Linda B

    Thanks Lisa for sharing your great wall, and the clips! They should work well on the little table display made of wrought iron. I was struggling with not like the idea of adding a sleeve, and these clips look perfect! I jumped up and ordered the 50 pack!

  18. Clarine Chipman-Green Avatar
    Clarine Chipman-Green

    Love your wall! I am so into queen-sized so this was an inspiration!

  19. Sherry Massey Avatar
    Sherry Massey

    That is really pretty. Since I am a snowman fan, I especially liked the quilt with the big snowman on the side.

  20. Jeanne Avatar

    What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing

  21. Mary wahlenmaier Avatar
    Mary wahlenmaier

    Absolutely love this. So creative Lisa. I have a few minis myself, great way to display them. Thanks so much for the instructions!

  22. Keta Caudillo Avatar
    Keta Caudillo

    It is a very gorgeous display of beautifully designed mini quilts. Eveyone has great combination of colors and prints on their quilts along with designs of patterns of quilts. Great job!

  23. Janet O. Avatar

    I love this large wall of minis, Lisa! I did a smaller version in my home a few years ago after seeing Ann Hermes’ yardstick gallery on her blog. Wish I could do something this big. Maybe I will send you photos of what I have.

  24. Felice Gokey Avatar
    Felice Gokey

    Your studio is incredibly inspiring. ‘Sew’ appreciate your sharing:) I, too, am a yardstick collector – thanks for the hanging lesson! I’m adding one of your yardsticks to my show/road trip shopping list….it gives me something to shoot for:)
    See you in OBX!!!!! Happy sewing:)

  25. Nancy Johnson Avatar
    Nancy Johnson

    I want to do this in my sewing space. Where can I get patterns for minis??

  26. Christine Williams Avatar
    Christine Williams

    Since I receive your blog posts via e-mail, replying to your e-mail was the only way I could figure out how to send you a picture of my Mini Quilt Wall. I loved your idea when you first posted it last year and had to make one in my new quilt studio when we moved into our new home last year. The shelves above hold current Works in Progress.



  27. Diane B Avatar
    Diane B

    OMG! Should there be a clinic for HVAC installers?! We built our home in 2008. As we were building it I was already planning how to decorate. I was anxious to use a specific wall. It is straight in from the front door. It’s about 6-7 feet wide. The ceilings are vaulted and the entire area to the left is open (great room and dining). To the right is the opening to go into the kitchen (behind the wall) hallway on the right to laundry basement, bedroom etc. This is a great focal wall and actually the best wall in our home to decorate. My husband installed our thermostat smack dab in the center of the wall!!! I could not believe it. How could anyone not know better??? When I commented on it he said this is the way we always do it…… Fortunately ours is a remote unit and not hardwired. I put up with it for @ 7 years and finally decided I could no longer stand it. I removed it myself. There are holes from the screws and the fittings but from then on there is always a quilt over it.

  28. Jody Randall Avatar
    Jody Randall

    Thank you so much for sharing exactly how to hang these yardsticks! Since you posted such great pictures in the instructions I just MIGHT be able to get my husband (no Bob Villa) to do this 🙂 If not we have a family friend that I could have do this for a steak dinner! So worth it.

  29. Jody Randall Avatar
    Jody Randall

    ps – Lisa, do you think a couple of these would hold a larger quilt? Am wanting to put something up behind our bed.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Yes!!! Just use lots of clips

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  31. Jerene Avatar

    I love this wall idea. I have many unfinished minis. Now I know how to showcase them. I also have old yardsticks that were my grandfathers. They will make this presentation memorable. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Bonnie Kazmar Avatar
    Bonnie Kazmar

    Lisa, I love your mini quilt wall. Thanks for sharing!

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