A Blogiversary Giveaway

**Rebecca Grace, you are the lucky winner! Congratulations!** This giveaway is now closed. A huge THANKS to all who participated and who continue to follow my quilted passion.

My blog turns 7 years at the end of this month, (which is right around the corner) and this means it’s giveaway time!

What am I giving away? Everything pictured here!

24 Batik Fat Quarters, 20 piece pack of more Batiks, A Judy Niemeyer Pattern, Olfa Rotary cutter, Warm Crochet Scissors, and a bunch of other goodies, including the 30″ x 30″ wool mat everything is sitting on! I ordered two of these mats, one for myself and one to giveaway, after reading this post.

close up of fabric & pattern
close up of other goodies

How To Enter

  1. You must follow A Quilted Passion either via bloglovin’, email, or Instagram. (see sidebar ->->-> to follow via email or IG)
  2. Leave one comment on this blog post telling me how you follow

Please note, I will also post about this giveaway on Instagram but the winner will be chosen from the comments on this blog post.

Terms & Conditions

This giveaway is for US residents only. It is all my idea and comprised of goodies purchased and collected by me and is in no way sponsored by anyone else. This giveaway will close on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 6p CST. I will randomly choose a winner from the blog comments and announce on this post and on the Instagram post on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 7p CST.

May the odds be forever in your favor!

A Tutorial for A DIY Quilt Hanger

I made a quilt hanger to photograph my quilts and I’d like to share the tutorial.

The size of everything you get depends on the thickness of your wire. I chose medium duty, which in retrospect was probably unnecessary, but what’s done is done.

You can buy everything prepackaged or individually.

I bought everything individually and didn’t get the drop loop pictured in the cable clamp kit.

This vinyl coated wire is thick and hard to cut so unless you have some big wire cutters at home, I suggest measuring your space and buying it by the foot. Be sure to add 10” – 12” inches to whatever your measurement is, this is for the loops and tails.

Also, I bought the clip rings for convenience. When I go out to hang a quilt I want the clips to already be on the wire. Yes, they are already kind of rusty but they were cheap and I have more that I can coat w/Rust-Oleum which may slow down the rusting process. Another option would be clothespins.

With all of this being said, you will need:

  • Coated wire
  • 1 turnbuckle
  • 2 screw eyes
  • 2 cable clamps
  • drill
  • drill bit smaller in diameter than the screw on the screw eyes

**I strongly suggest pre-drilling screw holes/pilot holes. It is very difficult to install the screw eyes otherwise.

When you decide where you want to install your quilt hanger:

  1. Drill a pilot hole in each side and screw a screw eye into each pilot hole.
  2. Starting w/the stationary end, the end without the turnbuckle –
    thread one end of the coated wire thru the wire clamp and exposed screw eye (the round end of the screw eye, the screw part is in the wood), fold it over on itself, and stick the tail back thru wire clamp. Don’t make the loop too short, and leave a tail of at least 2 inches. Then secure the coated wire by tightening the little nuts on the screws of the wire clamps.
  3. If you are using clip rings, now would be a good time to string them on the wire.
  4. Then do the exact same thing you did on the stationary end to the loop end of the turnbuckle. Thread one end of the coated wire thru the wire clamp and the round end of turnbuckle, fold it over on itself, and stick the tail back thru wire clamp. Don’t make the loop too short, and leave a tail of at least 2 inches. Then secure the coated wire by tightening the little nuts on the screws of the wire clamps.
  5. Lastly hook the hook end of the turnbuckle onto the screw eye(the round end of the screw eye, the screw part is in the wood) and tighten the wire by turning the body on the turnbuckle.

And voila!

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And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.

2 Corinthians 9:8 HCSB

A DIY Quilt Hanger

**Click HERE for A Tutorial for DIY Quilt Hanger. **

I’ve had this idea in my head for awhile now. I thought my pergola would be the perfect place to hang quilts to photograph them in natural light. The concept itself is pretty simple but I wanted it to be sturdy enough to hold even a king size quilt.

I popped into Home Depot a couple of times but could never find anyone to help me, so I decided to go to Lowe’s. I found Dave, who after I explained what I wanted to do, quickly got me set up with the things I needed. Coated wire, hooks, wire rope clamps, a turnbuckle, and clip rings.

And…tada!

Yep! I’m a happy camper.

A Thread for Life

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, Titus‬ ‭2:11-12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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