How to display quilts on a wall? Try a mini-quilt gallery!

Mini-quilt mania is upon is! In our last post we shared six tips from Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels for making mini-quilts. But one question we often get asked is: once you have a stack of mini-quilts, how do you display them?

Answer: make a mini-quilt gallery!

We love the mini-quilt gallery idea so much, we started one in our office sewing studio:

 Mini-quilt gallery at Martingale
Do you like it so far? We’re already working on adding more!

We were inspired to create our gallery by a special section in Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels that offers wall-layout ideas for small quilts. If you’re not sure how to display quilts on a wall—particularly mini quilts—perhaps this layout from the book will inspire you!

Mini-quilt gallery idea
Arrangements tend to work best when you group elements in odd numbers—as a rule, odd numbers of objects are more visually pleasing. Even with different-sized quilts, you can create continuity by keeping the vertical and horizontal spaces between quilts equal.

We mocked up a mini-quilt gallery using the template above and the quilts in Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels:

Mini-quilt gallery how-to

Simply adapt the groupings in the template above for the mix of minis you make. Family and friends will marvel at your collection!

Moda All-Stars: Mini MarvelsThere are three more fun layouts in the book, including how to hang a trio of mini quilts, how to mix other elements (like photos or art) with your quilts, and even how to lay out a mini-quilt gallery on a wall next to a staircase. So many options!

Now all you need are a few mini-quilts to make, and you’ll find lots in Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels—take your pick!

Mini quilts from Mini Marvels

Ready for more mini-quilt tips? Check out this post and this video about Moda All-Stars Mini Marvels. Add a *little* more fun to your quilting life!

How many mini-quilts have you made?

  • None yet . . . but you’ve got me thinking.
  • Definitely enough for a mini-quilt gallery!
  • So many, I could wallpaper my house with mini-quilts.

Tell us in the comments!

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