Got LOTS of small quilts? Try these quick-to-create decorating hacks

From Jo's Little Favorites IIEver wondered how to display small quilts . . . when you’ve got what seems like a million of them? We get it—small quilts are addictive to make! They’re easy to start, fast to finish, and oh-so cute when they’re done.

We imagine that Kim Diehl has a mountain of mini-quilts; her best-selling book Simple Whatnots is packed with them. In the book, Kim shares a fun idea for corralling small quilts into an inviting display, inspiring quilters to think outside the box. Her clever idea for how to display small quilts? Group them together!

How to display small quiltsKim says, Little quilts can make a big impact when displayed in your home, but I’ve found that it can take an extra ounce of creativity to make them shine without becoming lost among larger items. One of my favorite ways to display these little beauties is to roll them up and tuck them into large glass canisters or wide-mouthed jars, making sure that I stagger the heights. The result looks a bit like a quilt bouquet, and it’s a sure-fire attention getter. Super simple, super cute!”

Here are a few more mighty ideas for displaying little quilts!

Got an empty birdcage or other see-through decorative container? Pile little quilts high inside:

How to display small quilts
Simple Whatnots by Kim Diehl

A simple wire basket works just as well:

From Moda All-Stars: Mini-Charm Quilts
From Moda All-Stars: Mini-Charm Quilts

Could you spare a chair to display your small treasures?

From Jo's Little Favorites III
Jo’s Little Favorites III by Jo Morton

An artfully arranged wicker basket featuring quilts plus speckles of rolled-up fabrics and greenery makes a lovely presentation:

From A Cottage Garden
A Cottage Garden by Kathy Cardiff

A vintage-style wooden box nestles small quilts just so . . . and don’t forget another small quilt as a backdrop!

From Simple Whatnots
Simple Whatnots by Kim Diehl

Got a free wall? Create a collage of mini-quilts interspersed with a few of your favorite things:

From Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels
Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels

One quilt is big and a few are small—roll and drape to display them all!

From the Civil War Sewing Circle
The Civil War Sewing Circle by Kathleen Tracy

Where do you tuck small quilts in your homein expected or unexpected places? Share your ideas in the comments!

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