Customize the Ladder to Fit Your Space!
Quilters produce quilts (naturally!) and often reach a point where they need a way to display them. A quilt ladder is a lovely solution, as several quilts can be on view in a relatively small space.
While a quilt ladder isn’t difficult to make, you may want to find some help to speed construction. Someone who knows their way around wood and tools will be a big help with this project.
Quilt ladder found on Simplify.
Most big box stores can cut lumber to length so a power drill may be the only power tool needed (although a skilsaw may be helpful too). Sanding, staining and finishing aren’t difficult but require attention to detail. You probably already know whether or not you should tackle this on your own.
Good instructions for making your own quilt ladder are provided by Sydney Makes Stuff. Read through the instructions and be sure to look at the slideshow at the bottom of the page.
Brandy at Gluesticks made some refinements to hers that you may be interested in. She cut the top of the ladder rails so they lay flush against the wall and added some felt pads so the ladder won’t mar the paint. She also attached the rungs at a bit of an angle so hanging quilts have some dimension.
You can easily adjust sizes so the quilt ladder fits your space. Finish your ladder with a stain or paint that works with your decor.
Photo from Carried Away Quilting.
Your quilts deserve to be cherished and admired. A quilt ladder may be just the right solution!
If you’d love to have quilt ladder but don’t want to make one, you’ll find several for sale at the link below. They come in a variety of colors, styles and size, and most are reasonably prices.
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