Whether you’re new to quilt artwork or you’re someone who is an old fan, this post is for you. We’re going to go through some easy ways to add quilt artwork to your home in an artful and beautiful way. And then at the end there will be some Pinterest worthy quilt art inspiration photos so that you can get a little idea of what you might like in your own home.
Textiles add so much texture, color, and dimension to your home, and quilt artwork is such a beautiful and unique way to incorporate all of those elements into your space.
When my mom hung up a quilt in our living room growing up, I thought she was losing it. Now it’s one of my favorite pieces of wall art in our home. Sometimes it’s the crazy ideas that add the most personality and homey-ness to your space.
This post is all about quilt artwork. Let’s get into it!
How to add quilt artwork to your home
1. Find quilt artwork that you love
If you aren’t sure where to start looking, it can feel intimidating to try and find quilt artwork for your home that you really love. I put together some links to my favorite places to shop for quilts so that you can find some of the hidden gems I’ve discovered. Usually, I get inspiration from Pinterest so that I can figure out what kinds of quilt art I am looking for. Then I start shopping!
places to shop for quilts
- It’s a go to for anything art or craft related, and they have some beautiful quilt makers on Etsy. It can be a little bit harder to find Etsy shops with beautiful quilts
- You can shop Jungalow on their website or through Target. I love this brand that Justina Blakeney created because it is so soulful. She creates warm, fun, inviting spaces that make you feel like your home is uniquely yours, but the version of you that you want to show off to guests and everyone you know.
- If you need a more affordable option right now, Target is a great place to shop for quilts.
Local artists near you
- This is my favorite option, but admittedly can also be the most difficult and inaccessible. It can be a challenge to find artists near you who are making work that you can buy and that you think is really beautiful. And then if you do find that, it can be very expensive. Of course the money would be going to the artist, so you know it would be well spent, but that doesn’t change much if you just can’t afford it.
- You can also find artists and small businesses online that sell quilts, so that you can find something that is supporting a good cause while also being able to shop from home. Thompson Street Studio has so many quilts that I love.
2. Choose a wall in your home to display your quilt
You have options with which wall you choose to hang your quilt artwork up in, and it mostly depends on what your needs are. If you already know that you have a large wall that you want to fill, or if you have a smaller wall you want to put artwork on, either works!
The key to success is making sure that the dimensions of the quilt you want to hang up (or the frame it’s in) fit the wall well. Typically, I think that oversized art helps to enhance your space more and makes it look and feel bigger.
Filling up the entire wall space looks the best. If you get inspiration on Pinterest, take note of how the quilt is hung up on the wall and how large it is.
3. Hang up your quilt
There are a lot of different ways to hang up quilt art in your home. If you’re not sure what the different options are, this is for you! These are some of my favorite ways to hang up a quilt in your home. Spoiler alert: it’s a lot easier than you think.
hanging your quilt with a rod
In my house, we have a quilt hung up with a rod, and I love how it looks. It’s a super easy way to hang up a quilt. All you need to do is make sure that your quilt has a little sleeve that you can slide the rod through to hang it up.
hanging your quilt with clamps
Hanging up your quilt with clamps can look really pretty. Whether you place the clamps on loops at the top of your quilt or directly onto your quilt is up to you. Loops would help protect your quilt more because over time, the clamps being directly on the quilt could create wear (which obviously you don’t want!).
hanging your quilt in a frame
This is one of the best options for protecting the integrity of your quilt. It also creates a super polished look, even if you didn’t spend that much money on the quilt itself. In this pin, the quilt is only a small patchwork piece, and it’s really beautiful.
It just goes to show how you can incorporate quilt artwork into your home in so many different ways (and sizes! Remember that not all quilts have to be large).
hanging your quilt on a quilt ladder
A quilt ladder is a really cute addition to a bedroom or a nursery. It’s a little bit more casual looking than some of the other options for hanging up a quilt. You probably wouldn’t want to do this with a quilt that you don’t want to get wrinkled or worn a little bit over time.
On the other hand, if you plan on using a quilt on your bed and wanting to display it at other times, this is a great option!
Hanging a quilt with wooden hanger bars
Using wooden hanger bars is a little bit more modern looking, and it’s a great way to preserve and protect your quilt while also making it look beautiful hung up on the wall. I love these! They’re sleek, beautiful, and easy to hang up.
Quilt artwork inspiration photos
1. Sunset colors in an abstract pattern
Abstract quilt patterns like this get me every time. They’re so beautiful and create a gorgeous juxtaposition between the old art of quilt making and new, contemporary color blocking. These colors remind me of a sunset and they’re so pretty. Color blocking on quilts might be your new favorite thing (I know it’s mine).
2. Blue, modern color blocking
More color blocking, but make it blue! These colors are so beautiful and go together in a modern way that’s really eclectic and interesting. Thompson Street Studio has some of my favorite quilts.
3. Black and white pattern
This black and white quilt is so interesting and captivating to look at. It goes to show that black and white can create some really amazing patterns, and you don’t necessarily need color to make a beautiful quilt. If you prefer a more neutral color palette but have an appreciation for pattern, this kind of quilt is perfect for you.
4. Geometric with warm tones
This geometric quilt pattern has a little bit of a more traditional look. However, the colors make it unique and playful, which I love. I could totally see this quilt looking amazing on a wall in your home or even transitioning between acting as your bedspread and hanging on a quilt ladder.
5. Bright and stripey
This super bold, bright, stripey quilt has a little bit of a mid-century vibe to it. If you love the idea of mid-century modern inspired quilt art, this is literally made for you. I love the colors in this and the geometric quality to the variation in how the lines are oriented. It’s endlessly interesting to look at.
Whew! That was a lot of information. I hope that this helped you learn more about quilt artwork and how to add quilt art to your home.
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