I decided to display my completed Chestnut and Vine quilt in the newly decorated breakfast nook. I hung the quilt using a quilting product called Hang-Ups.
I found these wonderful little Hang-ups at the Washoe Quilt Shoppe in Montana a few years ago. I purchased a package of 6. I had intended to put them to use immediately but alas they sat in my studio until this week. At the quilt shop they used them on a rail that went around the top of the wall. I wanted to make a quilt rail for a wall in my home. Our "historic West Clark Addition" home has plaster walls and it is difficult to mount things to the wall without destroying the lovely plaster. I thought this would be the perfect solution for displaying quilts.
First we went to Home Depot and selected a piece of decorative trim for the quilt rail. We installed screws evenly spaced across the rail. I painted it white to match the Pottery Barn Shelving in the room. My DH them mounted it to the wall. You can see the entire rail below and a closeup of the screws.
Here is the top of my Chestnut and Vine quilt hanging from my new quilt rail.