BLOG TOUR: Home Sweet Quilt (+ giveaway!)

Home Sweet Quilt Blog TourIt’s a delight to be included as a host on Jill Finley’s “blook” tour (blog + book = blook!) for her beautiful new book out this week, Home Sweet Quilt.

Jill (of Jillily Studio fame) is known for her fun twists on traditional patchwork quilts, as well as for her simple appliqué quilt patterns in cotton and wool. Her aesthetic is spring-breeze fresh, her motifs cheerful and light. You can see all of Jill’s designs from Home Sweet Quilt at the bottom of this post. But today, a special treat—Jill answers a longstanding question that often stumps quilters:

My quilt is done. Now how do I use it?

Today Jill is taking us on a tour of her “home sweet home,” where she recently celebrated the release of her book with an open-house event. Read on to see how Jill put quilts on parade in her own home—sometimes in the most unexpected places.

Jill FinleyThanks, everyone, for following along on my BLOOK TOUR. Martingale is the publisher of my new book, Home Sweet Quilt, and I had such a great time working with them.

I want to share a little bit about the concept of the book with you. In my home, I’ve always loved using the quilts that I make. I’ve often heard from quilting friends, “Oh, I would never put that quilt out to get used in my home.” They are afraid the quilt will get ruined.

Well, I have always thought that quilts are to be used. Sure, they might get worn or stained, but I will make more! I like to see and enjoy the things I put so much time and energy into.

Home Sweet QuiltI wanted Home Sweet Quilt to be like a walk through a home—with quilts featured and enjoyed in each area of the house. The book includes three projects each for the entry, family room, kitchen, and bedroom.

To celebrate the release of my book, I recently held an open house to display all the quilts (plus many more) throughout my home, just as I had imagined them. In getting ready to display so many of my quilts, I had to think of some pretty creative uses for them. Take a look at a few of these photos from the open house.

Home Sweet Quilt--bed toppers
In this bedroom, quilts were used as bed toppers, as well as for headboards. The headboards were created by draping quilts over curtain rods.

Home Sweet Quilt--chair quilt 1
This simple gray chair is enhanced by displaying a quilt folded over the back.

Home Sweet Quilt--chair quilt 2
This chair needed more than just “enhancing!” It was downright ugly, so I covered it completely with a quilt.

Home Sweet Quilt--shower curtain quilt
Have you ever used a quilt as a shower curtain? It sure is cute! Just be sure you use a waterproof liner.

Home Sweet Quilt--living-room decor
How about displaying a quilt on the back of the sofa? It’s convenient when you need something to snuggle in!

Home Sweet Quilt--berry table topper
Here is one of my favorite uses for a quilt: as a table topper. I put one on the kitchen table and one outside on the deck.

Home Sweet Quilt--Scattered Sunshine quilt
Of course, it’s always a good idea to have quilts on the beds! Here’s “Scattered Sunshine” from Home Sweet Quilt.

Home Sweet Quilt--Shadow Blossom quilt
Here’s “Shadow Blossom” draped at the end of a bed.

I hope you enjoyed this little look into my open house. You can read more about it on my blog. If you need some new quilts to brighten your home, pick up a copy of Home Sweet Quilt—you’re sure to find the perfect project!

Thanks for inspiring us to not only make, but use our quilts, Jill. Your home is beautiful!

See all of Jill’s projects from Home Sweet Quilt in the slideshow below.

Projects from Home Sweet QuiltHow do you decorate with quilts? Share your home-dec story in the comments and you could win a copy of the Home Sweet Quilt eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you’ve won. Good luck!

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The randomly chosen winner is Diane, who writes:

“Like Jill, I believe quilts are made to be used not just displayed. I have a quilt rack that sits behind my couch and every night when we sit to watch TV, the kids all grab a quilt and snuggle. I do have wall hangings and table toppers too; but nothing beats snuggling with the kids. Thanks for the opportunity to win your new book.”

Diane, we’ll email you about your free eBook. Congratulations!

Follow Jill’s blog tour for more chances to win a copy of Home Sweet Quilt:

Saturday, October 13: Aurifil Threads
Sunday, October 14: Linda Lum DeBono
Monday, October 15: Sew We Quilt
Tuesday, October 16: PamKittyMorning
Wednesday, October 17: Amy Ellis
Friday, October 19: Creativity Amongst Chaos
Friday, October 19: A Little Bit Biased
Saturday, October 20: The Noble Wife
Sunday, October 21: Henry Glass Fabrics



Highways and Byways

"Highways and Byways"



Posy Party

"Posy Party"

Patio Tiles

"Patio Tiles"

Winding Down

"Winding Down"

Berry Patch

"Berry Patch"

Cherry Lemonade

"Cherry Lemonade"

Cottage Bloom

"Cottage Bloom"

Shadow Blossom

"Shadow Blossom"

Scattered Sunshine

"Scattered Sunshine"

Petal Pushers

"Petal Pushers"


  • Jill’s quilts and book are fantastic. I use small quilts for wall art and lap sized quilts adorn chairs for easy snuggling. I’m loving Jill’s quilt headboard idea.

    Donna on October 18, 2012
  • Oh, her quilts are so pretty.
    I have a cabinet where I have stacked a lot of my quilts. I will put small seasonal quilts on the backs of my kitchen chairs to display them.

    Carrie P. on October 18, 2012
  • I hang my quilts on the wall and put them on beds.
    I also put them on the back of chairs. Thanks for
    the giveaway!

    —Joan on October 18, 2012
  • Jill’s home and quilts are so beautiful – it inspires me to do something more creative than the simple "hang them on the wall" treatment that I now have. Thanks for the opportunity to participate!

    —Linda H on October 18, 2012
  • Well, I am a beginner, so I don’t have quilts in my house as of YET. I just have dreams of places for quilts big and small all over my house. I have a loft game room. My good friend is a big afraid of the high space and the fact that it is post rails and not a wall that separates makes that one place that I want to drape quilts right away. Table toppers, couch back, BEDS, coffee table, side table, bed side table, dresser tops, bed bottoms, shower stall, bath mats, kitchen cuties, mantle top, tv stand..ahh the dreams.

    —Marcia Kosturock on October 18, 2012
  • I have been folooeing along on the blook tour…. what a great way to see the book and meet the authour / designer. Thanks sew much for the chance to win your book too.
    in stitches

    —Annette S on October 18, 2012
  • Of course I have quilts on the beds. I have numerous wallhangings, table toppers and quilts draped over the furniture. I change out different pieces for the seasons. I guess I am always looking for new ways to display my quilts. Thanks for the chance to win this book. This book looks amazing.

    —Renea on October 18, 2012
  • Quilts are everywhere in my home. They are on tables, on the walls, shelves, everywhere except the floor. I even use "unfinished" quilts (AKA fabric) to drape over small tables and bedstands with little quilts on top.

    Michelle Sargent on October 18, 2012
  • the first of any draw never wins…which is good since I have a copy…lol but can I say winding down quilt of Jill’s well I heart that one a lot beside petal pushers…Since I don’t have that many quilts to date that have stayed behind, I would say I don’t decorate with them at all…I have one in my office on a day bed, that one is extra special as it was my very first quilt. I guess get busy right? lol Good Luck everyone…this book is worth every inspiring page

    mdm samm on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts on beds and on the back of a chair, and quilted placemats on the table. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sallie on October 18, 2012
  • Jill’s new book is beautiful. I would love a copy. The photos are beautiful.
    I make a lot of specialty quilts with punch needle so I hang my quilts on the walls,
    as table toppers and as chair shawls.

    Susan on October 18, 2012
  • Thank you for sharing your ideas of how to use your quilts to decorate your home. I have curtain rods with clips to hang my quilts in my living room and bedroom. I can change the quilts easily for different seasonal displays or decor changes I want to enhance the room. I would love a copy of your new book.

    —Jeanne Shakespeare on October 18, 2012
  • I have never thought of using a quilt for a shower curtain. That is a very cool and clever idea. I have quilts on the back of my couch and upstairs beds. I have enjoyed the blook tour very much and hoping so much to win my own copy of Home Sweet Quilts.

    Sandi T.

    —Sandra Timmons on October 18, 2012
  • These quilts are so beautiful. I usually just ‘decorate’ the tops of beds and couches. Where we use them when cold.

    —Emily C on October 18, 2012
  • The ony story I can share about home decorating is that I over-pinked my house. Thought I had other colors in my brain by they all turned out to be pink or pinkish.

    Patricia Lessell on October 18, 2012
  • I usually drape my quilts over the arm of a chair or sofa and use smaller quilts as a table topper. Thanks!

    dawn on October 18, 2012
  • After years of making quilts and giving them all away, I am regrouping and keeping some. Currently, I am decorating with wall hangings, table runners and small quilts but this Christmas I will have a Christmas Quilt for my sofa. This is a beautiful book, I look forward to owning one!

    —Barbara G on October 18, 2012
  • Thanks for the home tour. I love the bedroom with the twin beds and the shower curtain (I plan to do this one soon.)and the quilt on the back of the couch and…..all of it. Lots of great quilts and inspiring ideas.

    —Lou on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts displayed on some walls, the back of the chesterfield and also in the rocking chairs. Lots of places to get warm and cozy.
    It was wonderful to see how Jill displayed her wonderful quilts and her home is a lovely space to display them to the fullest.

    —Jane on October 18, 2012
  • I agree with using your quilts! More can always be made. Quilts are for displaying AND snuggling! I have quilts displayed around the house as well as a few hanging over couches, ready for use.

    —Melanie N on October 18, 2012
  • I have both antique wooden rocking chairs "padded" with folded quilts!

    Susie Johnson on October 18, 2012
  • I feel so sad – i don’t have a single handmade quilt in my house!

    wendy on October 18, 2012
  • I use quilts as wall hangings and table runners to celebrate the seasons, on our bed, and on the couch as a bed (and couch protector) for our two cats.

    —Kristi on October 18, 2012
  • I haven’t got enough quilts to decorate right now — using what I have made to keep warm 🙂 Oh, I also have a couple table toppers I am using. Thanks.

    —Julie A. on October 18, 2012
  • Great quilts!
    Mine are either on beds,laps or walls!

    —Gill on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts everywhere! Small medium and large ones on our beds. I also have differnet ones for the seasons and enjoy changing them out. I can’t get enough. Mine are used, not stored. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

    —Debbie on October 18, 2012
  • I use placemats and just toss throws on a bench

    —Nancy B from Many LA on October 18, 2012
  • I drape quilts over bannisters, fold them in piles on furniture, drape them over the couch, hang them on walls from quilt racks or towel bars, anything to get them out there. Quilts add such a warm feeling to a home.

    Jean on October 18, 2012
  • I almost always have a quilt draped over the sofa in the family room that you see from the kitchen. It always gets noticed.

    —Kathie L on October 18, 2012
  • I love having quilts as part of my decor. My favorite reading chair has a quilt draped over it. I always have one for a tabletopper, I change with the seasons. Of course putting them on the bed is a must. I hang one on the wall in the quest bedroom. I have a folded stack of vintage quilts on top of the armoire in the bedroom. My other quest bedroom has one folded on the end of the bed for naps.
    I really love Jill’s book and want to be included in the giveaway.
    Thanks for participating in the tour and offering a chance to win.

    Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio on October 18, 2012
  • I love to use my quilts on the sofa and and beds. I have 2 quilts on each bed and some hanging on the wall. I have quilt racks with quilts on them. After seeing some ways you use quilts I have a lot of work to do so I can put them all over the place. You have such need ideas. Thanks for the chance to win your book

    —Margaret Schindler on October 18, 2012
  • I have a couple of quilts on my bed and eventually I want to have a quilt or two on each bed in my home. I have wall hangings on my walls and table runners on my tables for every season and holiday, and still have many more that I want to make.
    I think Jill’s home is beautiful and the way she displays her quilts makes her home look so much more inviting, just makes me want to move in and live there, and her studio is breathtaking. Thanks for the chance to win her new book.

    —GwenH on October 18, 2012
  • I put quilts on the back of chairs, as covers for ugly chairs & the traditional way, on the bed.
    Jills quilts are so vibrant & full of color, love to win her book.

    —Toni Brooks on October 18, 2012
  • What an exciting book; I have yet to see a project I don’t love! My favorites are Scattered Sunshine and Petal Pushers. I’m quite new to quilting and so don’t have lots but I do have a few table runners and a smallish quilt on the wall. I’m looking forward to having more to display and USE. Thanks for the giveaway of Jill’s book.

    —LJ on October 18, 2012
  • I need ideas for using my quilts and a unique headboard.

    —Joan on October 18, 2012
  • The quilts look so gorgeous in Jill’s home — wish I could have gone to the open house! LOVE the shower curtain 😀

    —Judy on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts on the backs of couches, and quilt racks and shelves that hold quilts in several rooms. Also small quilts hanging on walls and runners on tables. I’m not doing anything nearly as creative as Jill is. I think I need to branch out!

    —Lisa Marie on October 18, 2012
  • I decorate with quilts in every room of my house. They are displayed in baskets, over doors, on decorative ladders, in bookcases, on tables, on walls, on beds,etc. I even have a small quilt hanging on the shower stall. Quilts add so much charm and colour to every room. I have enjoyed the home tour and all the beautiful quilts. I’d love to add this book to my library.

    —Joan on October 18, 2012
  • I use my quilts. I have three generations of quilts on beds of various family members. I have a special quilt I bring out in the fall for visitors to cuddle up with on the couch. I am so lucky to have my family’s love surrounding me–even the love of absent quilters.

    Michelle Harrison on October 18, 2012
  • I just use mine on a bed or hanging over the quilt racks that I have. I do have a wall of wallhangings and mini quilts that I am adding to all the time.

    —Brenda Hulsey on October 18, 2012
  • Like Jill, I believe quilts are made to be used not just displayed. I have a quilt rack that sits behind my couch and every night when we sit to watch tv, the kids all grab a quilt and snuggle. I do have wallhangings and table toppers too; but nothing beats snuggling with the kids. Thanks for the opportunity to win your new book.

    —Diane V on October 18, 2012
  • I have not used any quilts yet in my decorating but I do have places where I intend to use them. I would like to make one to drape over the railing in my upper hallway and I want to make one to drape over my sofa. I can think of many places in my house where I could use quilts. One thing I do plan on doing is making a table runner for Christmas this year to decorate my dining table.

    —Judy1522 on October 18, 2012
  • We drape quilts over our chairs, across footstools, on a quilt display rack, across the ends of beds and use as cover and curtains +++++ give them to the grands and greatgrands for their use and decoration. My sister uses our quilt gifts for her bear collection displays too.

    —MarciaW on October 18, 2012
  • Why make a quilt and just leave it in a cupboard, I have my quilts out in the front room on the couch and the chair….haven’t made too many yet, but the two big ones (rag quilts) are on my grown childrens’ beds to be used all the time (and admired and they tell me people have tried to take them home!)
    Looks like a wonderful book, thank you for showing us.

    —Judy Stolz on October 18, 2012
  • I have table toppers for every season, lap quilts for snuggling under, quilted wall hangings. It is so fun every season to redecorate with my hand made projects.

    —Jodi Daniels on October 18, 2012
  • I’m not real creative. Some go on the bed, some on the back of the couch, and wall hangings go on the wall. Then of course there are potholders hanging in the kitchen above the stove.

    —LeAnne L on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts on beds (sometimes more than one!), on the backs of chairs and sofas, over the arms of chairs and sofas, over the bannister, on the walls and as a bedhead! I have a quilt in the car – in case of emergencies – and on tables too.

    I am wondering about a shower curtain quilt but the only shower that has a curtain is in my son’s bathroom and I am not certain he would be happy…..

    —Gloria B on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts in several places in my home, but nothing like Jill’s! What a bunch of great ideas she shares! We mostly use the quilts either on the beds, over the back of a sofa (perfect for nap time!), or on the wall. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

    —Nancy on October 18, 2012
  • I love to use my quilts as table toppers….never thought of the headboards idea – or the shower curtain! Now I’m looking around to see any other ways I can display them in my home!

    Snoodles on October 18, 2012
  • I am just in the process of creating my first quilt. However, I imagine "them" everywhere – from curtains to my grandmother’s rocking chair. And I plan to make at least one for each of my three grandchildren – so that I will always be with them. Guess I better get busy!

    —Kathy on October 18, 2012
  • Your quilts and designs are so fresh and I really like all of them!! I use my smaller quilts as wallhangings and I with larger quilts I have covered a chair for an accent in the room. I also change the quilts that are used in the family room according to the season. I have a ladder, end table and a display case that house quilts according to the season and/or that aren’t being used at the time. Quilts are everywhere in our house to be used and loved!

    —LaNan on October 18, 2012
  • I also like to show quilty things I make. Having worked at a preschool, I have theme boxes for almost every holiday a month and have made lap quilts or tabletoppers/runners for each. I first made a memory quilt of a vacation thru the 4 corners area and them made a quilt for our travel trailer. I love tablerunners because I can try new things and get it done quickly. I search for ideas most everywhere I go – the world is full of color and beauty!

    —Cindy Wienstroer on October 18, 2012
  • Thank you Jill for opening your home to us! I love your creative use of quilts. I keep my quilts out year round too, by layering them in half-folds at the foot of the bed, hanging them over open doorways, draped over chairs, folded and piled high in an antique curio cabinet I refinished…just to name a few…..and I’m always looking for new ways to use them. You’ve given me inspiration to complete the quilt I’d been working on but had to put away due to packing and moving….one can never have too many quilts. Thanks for the give-away!

    —Cheryl Sedlar on October 18, 2012
  • I have an old ladder that I display quilts on–a nice space saver and since it’s in my foyer, everyone that visits gets to see my quilts!

    Karen in Breezy Point on October 18, 2012
  • Thank you for sharing your pictures; they are both beautiful and inspirational. I especially like to use quilts as table toppers. I have a quilt rack in my dining room to hold some of them besides the racks in bedrooms and family room.

    —Carol Vickers on October 18, 2012
  • We only have 2 quilts so far, but one is on the bed of my eldest son, the other is normally on the back of our couch, or being snuggled into by whoever is cold.

    Rachelle on October 18, 2012
  • I have an open balcony in my living room (I only have one living area). My house is a very open floor plan. I like to drape quilts over the banister where guests can see the quilts the second they enter my home. It is a very comforting welcome to our home and a great converstaion starter. Thank you for sharing your lovely quilts and home with us. I’m excited about the blook and and a chance to win the book. Thank you for being so genrous.

    —Susan on October 18, 2012
  • I don’t have a lot of quilts yet. I love my tablerunners though. They help keep my kitchen table cleaned up. Everyone tends to leave their homework and books on the table. If I have a runner on there, nobody will put things on it.

    —Johanna on October 18, 2012
  • Right now I have wall hanging quilts and a quilt on my bead. I have my favorite one up in the family room and my husband’s favorite one in the living room. All I can saw is WOW! What a beautiful book! With lots of ideas.

    —Susan on October 18, 2012
  • I remember my mom saying shortly before she passed away that she hoped I would use her china since it had been packed away for so long….it should have been out, and used and enjoyed. Well, that, like Jill, is what I do with my quilts as well. I use them for tablecloths both inside and out, picnic " blankets, one in my car, at least one on every bed! I hang them on the walls, much to the chagrin of my husband and his avoidence of putting holes in the walls…LOL…I put so much thought and time into the things I make why would I want to hide them away? From quilts to wall hangings to table runners, to watch these things come alive in my hands is amazing.

    —sue felton on October 18, 2012
  • I’ve enjoyed seeing your home and quilts. I use my quilts on the beds, have several quilt rod hangers and a huge oak handmade quilt wall rack in the living. I use table runners and have a stack of quilts in the living room to use while watching tv.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Sheila F. on October 18, 2012
  • I would say that just about every room in my house has at least one wall hanging in it. I also have pillows and table runners (also good for dressers) and table toppers too. I like the shower curtain idea, haven’t tried that yet!

    —kathy h on October 18, 2012
  • I like my quilts to be used, so they are on beds, couches, rocking chairs and in cribs.

    —Elizabeth Smith on October 18, 2012
  • I use quilts on the walls, a couple over the soda and on the beds, of course!

    —Lora on October 18, 2012
  • Amazing quilts .

    —Betty on October 18, 2012
  • I USE my quilts! I love them all. When I first started out on my own, my mom gave me a quilt that my grandmother had made (a beautiful flour sack Dresden Plate quilt). I had that quilt hung on the wall of my bedroom for years! It made me happy every time I went in the room. I have quilts on each bed, draped on the backs of chairs and sofas for not only "looks" but for practicality–in the event someone gets a chill and wants to snuggle under some homemade love! I have small ones to use as placemats and coffee cozies–I do love the idea of making a quilt shower curtain (I do have them as curtains in my bedroom)! I also have them in each of the cars for impromptu naps while others drive or in case of a roadside emergency and even for picnics! I’ve also used quilts as a room divider (strung on rope) in our family’s get-away rustic cabin up north (it has a very open concept) to provide privacy at times or warmth containment at others. It’s wonderful to have "blankets of love" from family around! I’d love to use Jill’s book for new inspirations for my quilt uses! It looks like an amazing book!

    —Anne on October 18, 2012
  • Hi – Thanks for the chance to win. My decorating consists of quilts on couches, chairs, walls, tables, on totes and anywhere I need color and personality. They are all wonderful. Notice, I have none on beds.
    I do not like making large (king size) quilts. I never thought to put a small quilt like you have on the bed. Thanks for that thought. AND a shower curtain -wow – that will be a next venture with paper pieced lighthouses and shoreline things. Thanks again!

    —Jane on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts in the guest room, stacks of quilts in the living room for covering up with on cold days plus wall hangings all around.

    —DebrafromMD on October 18, 2012
  • I make seasonal quilts that fit my kitchen island as well as my dining room table. Then there are the quilts draped over chairs in the den, living room and across the beds that wait for guest to drop by. Quilt speak the language of love in my house and my family enjoy them year around.

    —Sherry Killebrew on October 18, 2012
  • I use smaller quilts for my grandbabies to play on. My sisters and I made a photo memory quilt for my mother when she was suffering from dementia. Now it is hung on a wall. I use table runners in the dining room and or course quilts on beds!

    —Sharon on October 18, 2012
  • Your new book has given me so many new ideas. My reason for re-decorating is that I am having some major surgical procedures and possibly a long recovery. I am going to begin a new project from your book to give my bed a anew look during my rcuperation. May you have an abundance of continued success with your new book,Hpme Sweet Quilt

    —Connie Rhea on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts everywhere! In the kitchen, living room, family room, bedroom….even one in the bathroom! And they’re in our travel trailer too!

    —Stacy Lindblom on October 18, 2012
  • Quilted items add such a cozy feel to any room! Table toppers, quilted window toppers, quilted potholders and placemats, patchwork-trimmed hand towels- or bath towels too, wall hangings, the list goes on and on! I love using quilts for home decor– they’re a quick way to make you home very inviting and, well, homey! 🙂 Thanks so much for the chance to win this book– it looks great!

    —Gwen Windham on October 18, 2012
  • What a beautiful home. I love all the different ways the quilts have been used. I don’t have any quilts decorating my humble abode.I keep meaning to make a quilt to keep for myself but I’m always giving them to others. I don’t spend enough time quilting but having recently retired I’m hoping to change that, Off to the sewing machine!!

    —Diane on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts across the back of the couch; on the bed and as table toppers. Love the new idea of headboard and shower curtain, too.

    —Becky Greene on October 18, 2012
  • I like to have a seasonal quilt to swap out on all of the beds in the house. I have seasonal wall hangings to greet me as I descend my stairs into my Quilt Zone. At Christmastime, all quilts are Nativity or Christmas related hung over chairs on the couch and my old Church Pew that graces my Living room. I need more spring-y ones. Hope I win the book so I can make one or two of Jill’s.

    Mary C in WA on October 18, 2012
  • I, like you, use a quilt to cover a chair, just so I won’t get it all dirty. Easier to wash a quilt than a chair. Lovin the book.

    —kraftykathy on October 18, 2012
  • I am making a William Morris quilt to hang in the very large space over my fireplace. We have a wreath there now, but it is too small, and I am able to make this quilt whatever size is needed. I’m really excited about it. This book looks darling – it looks like it would be fun just to curl up (in a snuggly quilt!) and read, as well as pick it up to stitch some of the darling quilts.

    —Margaret on October 18, 2012
  • I have a long way to go to be able to have quilts out in every room, but that is certainly my goal!! My favorite way to decorate!

    —Jeannine on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts in every room of the house in one form or another, minis to full sized. I love quilting and the creative process involved in them from finding that perfect pattern to collecting the perfect fabric. When I get one completed, I can’t wait to find a place to display it, on a wall, over a chair, hanging over a door.

    —Connie on October 18, 2012
  • I have made one quilt to use as a tablecloth as my table is 70 in square! I know I will need at least another

    I love the idea of using a quilt as a headboard.

    —Judii Reiss on October 18, 2012
  • I keep some colorful quilts folded on top of my tv cabinet. They’re decorative and useful when it’s chilly.

    —jane on October 18, 2012
  • How inspiring. I especially liked the use of quilts in place of headboards. I use my small quilts as side table toppers, wall hangings, on the backs of chairs and as throws to snuggle in. I would love to win this great book.

    —Karon Henderson on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts all over our apartment – table runners, wall hangings, and throws – I keep one on the back of the sofa just like you pictured. I have two different quilted Christmas tree skirts and I recently cut squares to start a shower curtain. I have a Christmas bed runner in my work-in-progess box too. Thanks for the give away!

    —Jacklynn Grimm on October 18, 2012
  • I don’t decorate with quilts all the time but on December 1 of every year I put up a beautiful Christmas quilt comprised of appliqued and pieced blocks given to me by my best friends.

    —lindawwww on October 18, 2012
  • Wow what wonderful examples of displaying your quilts. I got lots of wonderful ideas for my home. I have a place behind my couch that I change with the seasons with quilts I have made. I am definitely going to do some of the ideas Jill has showed me. I need to add that book to my collection. Thanks and love from me. Judi

    Judi Hansen on October 18, 2012
  • I have a quilt top as a headboard in one guest room, and another on the bed in the other guest room. I have a wallhanging in the living room, and several table toppers and runners out, depending on the season.

    —Kathy on October 18, 2012
  • Love the projects in this book!! And looking at the ideas on how to display the quilts, I don’t get to see enough of that, so I really enjoyed it. Thank you

    —Donna Harry on October 18, 2012
  • I have one quilt displayed on a quilt rack in my fabric room and when family or friends stay overnight, they get their choice of what quilt to have on the guest bed. For the most part, I don’t decorate with quilts.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on October 18, 2012
  • My favorite way to use quilts is for the table and chairs/couch. We love to snuggle with them when it is cool. The book looks fabulous…thanks.

    —judith on October 18, 2012
  • Haven’t made enough quilts to hang and the completed ones were given away. The next three will go as well. Maybe I should finish my little wall hanging and put it on the wall. The only one hanging is a gift from our daughter (who never made a quilt and she hand quilted it) and this mom hung it in her sewing room.

    —Mary on October 18, 2012
  • I like to have my quilts around the house. From lap quilts to mini quilts. I have one on the sofa as well as the love seat. I have several hanging on the walls. I always have table toppers on both my dinning room table as well as my kitchen table. I even use those little stands for hanging the 12 x 12 in quilt squares. Love what I’ve seen of your book and thanks for the chance to win.

    —Jenelle Boxberger on October 18, 2012
  • I love Jill’s idea to use a quilt as a headboard. I drape quilts on sofas and chairs, use them as table toppers and wall hangings. I also use mini quilts for coasters, but I love to drape quilts over the free top corner of open doors. It gives a surprise of interest and color when least expected!

    Nancy on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts either on the walls or on the furniture in every room in my house. The best quilt is a well-loved and used quilt. I love your ideas and all the quilts in your book.

    —Brenda B. on October 18, 2012
  • I also put my quilts all around my home.They are on all the beds, on the deacons benches, on the family room chair. I also have a qulted tote bag hanging on the end of a deacons’ bench in our family room. There is nothing nicer and warmer than quilts, whether it’s for our hearts or our toes. This is a beautiful book.

    —Susan Stone on October 18, 2012
  • I use quilts all over my house. I truly believe they are meant to be used. So what if it gets worn out, just make another. My heart doesn’t even break when I see an intricate Halloween quilt rumpled in the back of the van and obviously washed in hot water! When I asked granddaughter #1 what is was doing back there she happily said that they cuddle with it on fall car rides. So I’m happy and have a new one already in mind to replace is someday soon!( I think I’ll buy her mom a color catcher too!)

    —Kathy on October 18, 2012
  • What great ideas you have given us for decorating with quilts.I especially like the shower curtain idea. Usually I will display a quilt by throwing it across the bottom of the bed or drape it on a chair.I also have a ladder where I can display up to 5 quilts on the steps of the ladder.I have enjoyed going on this tour of your book. Congratulations.

    —Sandy D on October 18, 2012
  • What beautiful quilts. I decorate with quilts on the bed, on the half walls in the house and on the back of furniture, like the sofa and the chaise lounge. Of course, the quilts get decorated by the dogs in the house 🙂

    Sandy Spence on October 18, 2012
  • I am relatively new to quilting and don’t yet have one finished. Soon though, I will send one to the quilters and I will have a forever dream realized. This first one is for my husband so it will go on his favorite chair. And then I hope to have them everywhere. Seeing your home makes me almost want to cry it’s so beautiful and homey. That will be me someday. Thank you for the chance to win your amazing book.

    —Missy B on October 18, 2012
  • Over doorways, on top of kitchen cabinets…just some of the places I put my quilts 🙂

    —vickie van dyken on October 18, 2012
  • I stack quilts in baskets, encouraging people to grab one and snuggle under it. I’m now starting to make wall-hangings–I’d like our house to say, "A quilter lives here".

    —Beth T. on October 18, 2012
  • I’m a newer quilter so I haven’t finished enough of them to decorate with, but I love what Jill did with them! Her quilts are beautiful.

    —Audrey on October 18, 2012
  • What great ways to use quilts.

    —Mary on October 18, 2012
  • What beautiful quilts!!! I love quilts but at home; I use them on beds and tables as a rule. Sometimes over the back of a chair or couch. Thanks for this giveaway.

    marjorie on October 18, 2012

    —Linda on October 18, 2012
  • Oh I love Jill Finley’s quilts!I have been making quilts for about 4 years, but always to be donated to sick children. While this is a project very close to my heart, I think I would like a quilt or two for my home. Home Sweet Quilt has many patterns that I would love to try, and I am fascinated by the idea of using them for headboards!Thanks for the inspiration.

    —Karen on October 18, 2012
  • Love the idea above of using a quilt as a shower curtain! I have quilts on my beds and quilts hanging on large dowels on the walls in each bedroom. My mother also quilts and has passed a few on to me. Twice a year I change out the quilts on the walls. During the winter, I hang a quilt over the back of the sofa to curl up with when reading.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    Brenda Woody on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts spread out on the beds as covers as well as folded at the foot of the bed, draped over the back of the couch or chair to be ready for snuggling, hanging on the walls in 7 rooms plus the hallways, on accent tables, as well as using them for hot pads and mug mats in the kitchen. I’ve been quilting for more than 25 years, and although most of the quilts I have made have been given away, I so enjoy making them! The pictures from the book are so cheerful ~ Thank you for the opportunity to win such an inspirational book!

    —cindy on October 18, 2012
  • My quilts are on the walls and table tops. Everywhere but the bed! I just enjoy the warmth of having quilting things where all can see. It really makes it our home.

    —Patricia Hersl on October 18, 2012
  • I donate a few to sick kids or make them for new babies of family members. I have done table runners and given them as Christmas gift at quilt guild party. I want to hang them on the wall, on foot of bed and more table runners for myself. Love all your ideas in your book especially covering a chair. Thanks for this chance to win a book of yours.

    Kathleen Till on October 18, 2012
  • I hang my quilts on the walls, on the back of the couch and rocking chair, and my daughter has several on her bed. When the seasons/holidays change, my husband always comments on the "changing of the quilts". Jill Finley’s quilts are beautiful, and the neutral colors in her house really showcase the great colors in her quilts.

    —Karen M on October 18, 2012
  • I have some quilts i use as table toppers, also on my bed, over the chairs, walls/doors….wherever i can fit them in….i love quilts everywhere. even have one in the car.
    thanks for the giveaway, looks like a wonderful b ook.

    —Donna on October 18, 2012
  • What beautiful quilts! I love the light, bright colors. So far I hang my quilts on quilt racks, as our 3 cats are not so tempted by them that way. But I love the look of your quilts rolled up on shelves. I’m going to have to try that.

    —Marjory on October 18, 2012
  • I have a large tall doll cabinet that is glass on all 5 sides. Dolls and "ornamental’s" in the top, on the bottom, I have 5 larger quilts that I have rolled up, they look really good in the bottom of the cabinet, and all quilts are visible. This looks like a really great book, hope I win!

    —Colleen Lawrence on October 18, 2012
  • Wow! There are some great projects in that book-I would love to win it and inspire me. I have a quilt that hangs over my bed. It’s great because if for some strange reason it were to fall, it wouldn’t hurt like a picture in a frame would. I love quilts as Art in the home as well as functioning to keep you warm.

    —Rosemary on October 18, 2012
  • I use quilts folded on the end of the bed for color and use and also drape them on the couch during the fall and winter to stay cozy.


    —Sandy A in St. Louis on October 18, 2012
  • One of my favorite ways to display a quilt is over the railing at the top of the stairs. It is in full view as anyone comes in the front door and adds a dramatic note to the entire foyer.

    —Ellie on October 18, 2012
  • Wow! Your entire home is quilted!! Since I often make quilted items as gifts, I don’t have a great number in my own home… but I always have placemats in the kitchen, some runners and table toppers in the family room, and quilts on the beds in our bedrooms. I have to say it gives our home a cozy feeling.

    —Michele T on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts used for table topper and wall hanging at my home 😉

    —Hueisei on October 18, 2012
  • I make quilts in all sizes and use them like doilies all around the house. There is always a quilt ready and waiting on the back of the couch. They make great tablecloths too. Wall hangings are great, especially seasonal ones in the entryway. You can do so much with a quilt!

    Janine on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts on all my beds, quilts on the walls, quilts on the tables, and a quilt on the back of the sofa! I would use quilts outside if I could figure out how!

    —Marcia Gilbreath on October 18, 2012
  • i drape mine over the couch so if you get chilly you can grab one

    barbara woods on October 18, 2012
  • I have a big plain wall (left that way on purpose) in my kitchen that I can hang a big beautiful quilt on. I am hoping to make a series of seasonal quilts to rotate through on the space.

    —Joan on October 18, 2012
  • I have kept only a couple of my quilts and I have them folded over a chair and the couch. I’m working on two more for my spare beds. Thanks for he chanc to win a copy of Jill’s book.

    —Cecilia on October 18, 2012
  • I love the quilts that are showed, they are so beautiful. My home dec story is … I also love to display my quilts. I only have a few because most of my quilts I gave away as a present. I just love giving things.
    Now I have one on my couch, on the beds and on my quiltrack.

    Carin on October 18, 2012
  • Besides many of the ways mentioned above, I also display my quilts folded on the shelves of an antique shoe rack, on an apple ladder, blocks in old windows and draped over old cupboard door and blanket chest. My quilts are well used and rotated often.

    —Linda W on October 18, 2012
  • I have draped one on the back of my couch, chair, and have a couple table toppers. I’m in the process of finishing a couple wallhangings. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Gwendolyn Clark on October 18, 2012
  • Sadly, I don’t have any of my work showing in my home-why, because most projects are work in progress, and the few I finished I gifted. I gave a wall hanging to a dear friend and when I went to visit this year, my project was hanging on the wall, back side out, guess the moral of the story do something on the back too. Love peeking in the the author’s windows, it’s more inspiration when we can see them used in real life. Thanks for sharing.

    —carol on October 18, 2012
  • Such cute patterns! I always have quilts hanging on the walls, and keep a quilt rack supplied in the living room for snuggling. And of course, quilts on all of the beds! Right now I have a bright autumn leaves quilt on the wall.

    —Nancy Bekofske on October 18, 2012
  • I have given mine mainly to others. I just finished one to give to the Marine Corp Leauge so they can earn money by raffling it off on Marine Corp Birthday on Nov.10th.

    —Diane on October 18, 2012
  • Quilted potholders hang on the kitchen wall, small quilts are wall hangings. Unfortunately, I keep running out of walls!

    —Lynne on October 18, 2012
  • I love laptop quilts for tablecloths and on the back of chairs. thanks!

    —lee on October 18, 2012

    —chris z on October 18, 2012
  • Quilts as gifts,as donations,and on beds, the sofa, a wall, as tablecloths and on the verandah to cuddle in when the autumn winds blow. There is usually at least one that needs replacing, and your inspiring book has so many fresh ideas – I would love to win it!

    —Mary Robinson on October 18, 2012
  • I have some quilts hanging on walls and a table runner on the table in my entry. Recently I bought a quilt rack to put in the living room so I can display some quilts there. These are very basic ideas so i love seeing all of Jill’s creative ideas!

    —Kaye M. on October 18, 2012
  • Most of my quilts have been gifts, but as my collection grows I’m trying to do seasonal themes that I can rotate from storage to display on chair/couch backs, walls, table tops, bed rails and wherever else I can find a spot. Jill’s quilts and home are lovely. Thanks for the peek.

    —Mona on October 18, 2012
  • Love the sunshine quilt! Would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Duane Wiley on October 18, 2012
  • I have some quilts on the backs of chairs ready to use as desired.

    —Evelyn on October 18, 2012
  • I love this book. Thanks for a great home tour. I have a banister which I hang quilts. I also put them on all my tables.

    —Debbie on October 18, 2012
  • I do a lot of holiday wall hangings and change them out constantly. Lately I’ve been doing several table runners. That way I can do all these cute ideas without having to commit to a bed sized quilt. I’m liking the idea of a bed topper a lot!

    Heather on October 18, 2012
  • I have a decorative curtain rod on my dining room wall where I rotate art quilts. I also have multiple quilts on my daybed and on the bed in my bedroom. One is draped over my favorite chair in the living room, so I can cuddle up while watching TV. I love my quilts and enjoy seeing and using them.

    —Jann on October 18, 2012
  • I just added this book to my wishlist yesterday. I’m not surprised to find that it is written by a quilter whose patterns I just love. I just didn’t make the name connection. LOL I "display" some of my quilts in our boat shaped coffee table. It has a glass top and the quilts can be seen tucked in the boat. I also drape them on the backs of our chairs, where we can grab them easily if we need.

    —Gina Snyder on October 18, 2012
  • Never thought to use a quilt as a shower curtain. What a neat idea. I use quilts traditionally, on tables, and on the walls.

    —Ginger on October 18, 2012
  • What unique quilts! I really enjoy the color combinations. I seem to be drawn to Jill’s quilts that use black . I use my quilts on the kitchen table, sideboards, hanging on quilt racks and of course on beds. The best compliment I receive on quilts I have made is when they are displayed by friends and family in their home as part of their decor. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Alana Erickson on October 18, 2012
  • I love these quilts! I use quilts as throws in the living room, and, with smaller quilts, as accents on beds, wall hangings and table runners. At Halloween, I hang a small Halloween quilt in the window of my front door. They are all around my house!

    —Jean Blythe on October 18, 2012
  • I love to show off my quilts by draping them over furniture.

    —Julie Litte on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts over the backs of my chairs, and couches and I change them with the seasons. I also have a hanging quilt on the wall in my dining room with a table runner that matches that I change with the seasons. Thank you for the give~away!

    —Sharon Scott on October 18, 2012
  • I like to decorate for the season’s and holidays. I love Jill’s quilts! Thanks for the wonderful pics!

    Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts on October 18, 2012
  • I have quilts on the walls, hanging on a door,table toppers and of course beds and sofa and chairs. If I can’t find my little dog it is because she is curled up under one. Great book would love to win a copy.

    —Peggy M on October 18, 2012
  • I absolutely love the quilts you have displayed on your blook tour. I would like to make them and I just love the colors you picked!

    Charlotte Thompson on October 18, 2012
  • My decorating with quilts is captured in my scrapbooks. Quilts are the backgrounds on our walls for my kids’ birthday parties. I hadn’t been quilting then; the quilts were family treasures.

    —Karen on October 18, 2012
  • Quilts I love them, I put them along my stair rail upstairs, they can be seem from the first floor they look so beautiful. I usually drape the top until I get to finish it and send the beautiful quilt to the person I personally made it for. I also use on our beds but I give most of them away to family and friends or donate them to help others.
    I drape them over the couch and have a quilt stand in the living room for the real special ones. Thank you for so many wonderful ideas. Now I can make even more lol Thanks

    —Nancy Bonnette on October 18, 2012
  • Jill’s quilts bring life and whimsical thoughts into every room of her home. Quilts should be out and displayed. They bring inspiration, lead a wandering eye down a continuous line, a special memory. And nothing is more comforting than being wrapped in a quilt made with love.

    —Marilu on October 18, 2012
  • i have a little bachelorette cottage that does not lend itself to decorating, but i do display the quilt my sis made for me years ago and runners i’ve collected on my entry table. thanx for the chance to win this fascinating book.

    ritainalaska on October 18, 2012
  • Well I have given my quilts to family members with instructions to use them. The first quilt I made was used on the coach and recently required repair from me. I wish I had enough time to make lots of quilts to hang in every room and put on every bed, but within time. I really liked your display of quilts in your home. It adds comfort and charm to your already beautiful home.

    —Grace Capuano on October 18, 2012
  • WOW! More comments here than Jill Finley has quilts in her home! How about the refrigerator (!) At the holidays, I have a small quilt with a sleeve at the top for a MAGNETIC curtain rod. The bottom has loops for a dowel to hook-over candy canes! I also have a tall, accordian-like vintage quilt rack that acts as a room divider and shows off at least 6 quilts…a couple of vintage plus ones I’ve made, too. Like Jill, I also live in a house of ‘padded’ walls… and do my best to pad the walls and beds of my relatives, too.

    —Gina M on October 18, 2012
  • I would love to win this book! There are so many of the items I want to make, I can hardly stand it! Please, magic picker, pick me! I have printed out the photos for inspiration, oh my gosh!

    —Stephanie on October 18, 2012
  • I have made quilts for all 13 of my grandbabies. My favorite use is to lay the quilts folded 2 to 3 times across the end of the bed. Makes nice contrast with the rest of the room, easy to grab if you get cold, and a great conversation piece! It makes my "grandmother heart" smile every time I visit my grandkids and see my quilts displayed in this same way on their bed!

    —Brenda Giesler on October 18, 2012
  • Quilts in the chairs,
    Quilts on the stairs,
    They’re on the bed,
    And over my head,
    Everywhere you will see,
    A quilt or even three,
    Hanging on a wall,
    Even in the hall,
    Covering a corner table,
    Don’t forget to make a label,
    Some are meant to keep you warm,
    Others stretch beyond the norm,
    Traditional blocks in them abound,
    Others you see quirky pieces surround,
    Whatever your tastes may be,
    If you look one of them you’ll see.
    My home is filled rafter to floor,
    Wait I think I’ll make one more.
    And if Jill’s book I should win,
    I know just where to begin.
    The choices are many,
    Fabric and time I have plenty.
    So please send her book my way,
    I need to start stitchin’ to brighten someone’s day.

    Cindy, what a wonderful ode to quilts–thanks for sharing your poetic talents here!

    —Cindy R. on October 18, 2012
  • the Quilts looks so much beautiful. I like they all. The shower curtain it´s so amazing. Love this book.

    —Marion Melzer on October 18, 2012
  • All the projects in Jill’s book are gorgeous. I decorate with quilts by having them over chairs, on beds and on the walls (in fact there’s not much wall space left in the lounge/living room!). There’s also a few quilts on a wooden rack.

    Christine M on October 18, 2012
  • I love the quilts in this book! I enjoy displaying my finished quilts as tabletoppers and on the backs of chairs and couches. They are great conversation pieces!

    —Janice on October 18, 2012
  • So far I’ve given away every quilt that I’ve done, mostly baby quilts and pannels. But I hope to put the next one on my bed, once it’s ready (it’s the biggest, but with the smallest pieces that I’ve ever done). Just hoping the cat will be gentle with it…. Jill’s quilts are beautiful and really shine in her beautiful home!Thank’s to you and to JiIl for sharing them with us.

    —Inger Martinson on October 18, 2012
  • I always have quilts on armchairs, on shelves, on beds (of course!) and I even have a ladder where I display more! So many quilts so little time….

    Suz on October 19, 2012
  • I have quilts on all the beds in my home. I also have a quilt rack at the foot of my bed with a couple of quilts on it. I have a few wallhangings, table runners, and quilts draped over the furniture. I change out different quilts for the seasons.
    Thanks for the chance to win this book, it looks amazing.

    —Darlene Warner on October 19, 2012
  • I use my quilts almost the same as Jill. Have lots of tablecloths, tablerunners and wall-hangings around my house and cabin. And of cause bed-quilts and snuggleup quilts. I even have a couple I use on the beach or on the loan for the kids to sit on. When pepole tell me they are afraid of using my quilts – even the smallest potholders, i promise them – if you wear them out,
    i will make you new ones.

    Sølvi Alfnes on October 19, 2012
  • Oh my goodness at the beautiful quilts !!! I would love to win your book. I love quilting.

    —Eileene on October 19, 2012
  • I have so enjoyed the tour through your beautiful home! I too am using one of my quilts as our "headboard" in our main bedroom. It is my favourite quilt so I get to see it every day! A lot of my quilts I have given away but intend to add to my collection for my own home. Your book looks great and I’m holding thumbs to win it. Many thanks.

    Carolyn on October 19, 2012
  • I have quilts on my walls, as tablerunners, and on beds.
    I would love to win a copy of this great-looking book!

    Anita on October 19, 2012
  • I have taken to creating large table runner type quilts to hang above my bed. It started with the seasons but has morphed into whims. It’s great fun to adapt patterns to long horizontal works. And it can really make your day with a different splash of color when you go to make the bed.

    —Mo Bonner on October 19, 2012
  • I usually make table toppers that are about 24″ square. They are on almost every horizontal surface in the house & change with the seasons and holidays. The book looks lovely!!

    —Linda S on October 19, 2012
  • Love this book – beautiful quilts. Quilts should be used and on display all around the house. Gives that warm, cuddly feeling.

    —Shirley on October 19, 2012
  • WOW! Jill has offered so much inspiration! I’m new to quilting and have not made enough quilts yet to decorate with them, but the ideas shown in the photos from the book certainly encourage me to think outside the decorating ‘box’! Love it all!!

    —LyndaL on October 19, 2012
  • I have made numerous quilts, mostly as gifts and for charity. So I only have one draped over a quilt rack in the livingroom which has been used for cuddling, building forts and whatever the granchildren dream up.

    —Marilynn Scratch on October 19, 2012
  • I love the ideas that Jill has shared in her book. I have quilts on my beds and hanging on the walls. I have been busy making "big" quilts that "fit" on my beds, but now Jill has shown me a new way to use the "small" quilts. I love it! Heading to the closet to get out my "small" quilts to drape and show. Thank you!

    —Janet on October 19, 2012
  • I mostly use quilts in traditional ways but would love other ideas. Especially as a bed headboard. I have just the bed that needs it.

    —Joan Vlieg on October 19, 2012
  • Her quilts are beautiful and the ways in which she has discovered to use them is very inventive. I usually only bring out the holiday quilts. We live in a really warm climate so the bed quilt only comes out when its really cool. Most of my quilts have been given away as gifts.

    —Rose on October 19, 2012
  • My quilts are displayed and used on beds, chairs, and a couch. I would never, ever use one as a shower curtain. I live on the Texas Gulf Coast so high humidity is a given. I think a shower curtain quilt would mildew very quickly.
    Thanks for the lovely tour.

    —Valerie A. Clark on October 19, 2012
  • I love to have my quilts all over the house. It’s so nice to be able to snuggle with them when you lie down or get cool sitting watching T.V. Sure hope I am lucky to win a copy of this beautiful looking book.

    —Jenny Moore on October 19, 2012
  • My quilts are displayed on the walls or as table toppers. Would love this book. It has so many great ideas and beautiful quilts. Love the shower curtain and the head board ideas.

    —Donna W on October 19, 2012
  • My quilts are over sofas, on the walls and of course on the beds!

    —Kathy M on October 19, 2012
  • I love your quilts and displying/using ideas. I’m a bit doubtful of putting the topper on a patio table because of sun damage though. I have quilts on beds, as table cloths, place mats, folded on top of cabinets and on the back of a bench in my entry way. I’m thinking of the shower curtain but my hubby says it might be too heavy for a tension rod. I recently purchaced two hand made wallmount display racks to put up….one over the bed to have a quilt headboard and one as a regular display for my livingroom….now just need to finish the quilts and get them up there! Thanks for showing us your home ideas.

    —Gwen on October 19, 2012
  • I like to keep changing small hanging quilts of different sizes. Quilts for every season and any reason. I love the quilts in the book. I also have a collection of folded quilts in a curio cabinet.

    —Dot Duncan on October 19, 2012
  • I use my quilts all over the house. They are draped over backs of chairs and couches, wall hangings used as "headboards" behind beds, I also put them at the foot of the bed. I have quilt holders in each bedroom to hold extra quilts in case they are needed. I do a lot of art quilts so they are hung all over the house just like pictures and in the livingroom I have a large quilt rack that holds 8 full size bed quilts and the grandkids grab a quilt to cuddle with while watching tv.

    —Barbara on October 19, 2012
  • I love using my quilts in my home. I have used some of the same ideas in your blog in the bedrooms, family room and kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration.

    —Sharon Lichter on October 19, 2012
  • We have a Jimmy Buffett back porch so I have quilts out there. One is a t-shirt quilt with all Buffett t-shirts. One is a panel with all kinds of tropical birds and one is a convergence quilt with parrots. I also use quilts on my kitchen table, as hangings all over the house, on the couch,on the front porch, on the beds, and in an old fashioned cupboard with glass doors. Each of my grandchildren has a Christmas quilt which goes on the bed on Dec. 1st and is supposed to come on Dec. 31st. They love them so much, the quilts often stay until February!!

    —Diane McGregor on October 19, 2012
  • You have some great ideas for actually "useing" your quilts! I think I used to feel that you can’t actually use the quilt it will get dirty etc
    but I agree with you that it is nice to see what you have spent so many hours on! I will be more open minded and "use" my quilts. Thank you!

    —Pam L on October 19, 2012
  • Many of my quilts hang on the wall, and of course we have them on our beds. My favorites though are the ones my children drag around, wrap up in and use for building forts.

    Amy Eileen Koester on October 19, 2012
  • I have several quilted wall hangings up on my walls. Love them!

    —Debbie H on October 19, 2012
  • I have mainly used quilts as a bedspread on a bed, but I love the idea of using a quilt as a shower curtain. I did make an Amish quilt which is hanging over our fireplace. As soon as this house sells, we will be moving to another state to be near one of our daughters. I definitely want to do more decorating with quilts in our new home.

    —Nancy Angerer on October 19, 2012
  • Quilts are stacked on open shelves, hung over rails, draped on couches and chairs and beds, used for decoration and for warmth. I saw a few new ideas in this book…….places or uses where I can view more of my quilts everyday.

    —Nancy on October 19, 2012
  • really enjoyed seeing how an experienced quilter uses her quilts!!…i sometimes wonder if i have too many quilts out and about in my house, but clearly i still have a long way to go…i try to have a small seasonal piece on my back door that i can rotate every few months….and there is always at least one snuggle quilt on the couch..thanks for some new ideas!

    —marlene on October 19, 2012
  • What lovely quilts! And I love the variety of ways that you use them around the house. My favorite quilts tend to be by the sofa and chairs in the living room, close enough to grab and use. I have some on beds as well. I like the idea of draping it over the chair, I may have to try that!

    —Karen on October 19, 2012
  • In addition to the traditional on-bed, chair, table, and wall quilts, I also use one to cover my treadle sewing machine and cabinet, cover up marks on the walls till the wall gets redone, one is laid out as a rug in a rarely used formal living room, there is one wall that I use as an art gallery, and change the pictures and quilts regularly with the seasons, I have one covering up the hearth during the time of year when the fireplace isnt used, I have a quilted mantel scarf, I use them as dresser scarves, and I have one covering an open area between rooms when I want to block off the rooms. Sometimes there are 2 back to back, but when the stitching is extra pretty, I hang only one, and then the light shines through at night giving it the appearance of stained glass in the "window" frame. I use them to decorate the kitchen, den, bathroom, dining room, living room and bedroom as well as my quilting room and hallway. Anyone can tell, I’m a quiltaholic!

    —Madeline on October 19, 2012
  • Every wall in this house has a quilt. A few more are ready to get cozy with while a person watches TV. Then every bed has one. The window also have curtains made of a quilt. The table has runner and what would we do without the place mats?

    —Linda C on October 19, 2012
  • Pieces of old quilts that are not in good shape can be framed or made into teddy bears or throw pillows.

    —Tracey Pullum on October 19, 2012
  • Loved the ideas in Jill’s garden gate open house! I use quilts all over the house, too…..table toppers, hanging from hooks in any wall space big enough, and a quilt rack in the family room to hang many over. Then I change them with the seasons so I get a whole new look (and more quilts displayed) four times a year…that means I get to sew more quilts!!

    —LindaV on October 19, 2012
  • I love having my quilts around my house. I have one over my sofa and one over my bed and one in the hallway upstairs. And there is also one over my computer. There are also a few hanging in my studio of course. This book looks great! Would love to have a copy of my very own. Thanks

    —Marie Atkinson on October 19, 2012
  • Absolutely beautiful! Everyone room is breathtaking. You are very gifted! My favorites are the shower curtain and the chair. Simply inspiring!

    —Dawn on October 19, 2012
  • I am a newby… what an inspiration this book would be for me if I got one. I so enjoyed the ideas on this site. Thank you for sharing and b best to you on your new book!

    —Suz on October 19, 2012
  • I have a quilt rack I bought in Amana, Iowa. It’s beautifully made with a level of old fashioned craftsmanship that’s hard to find. That’s the only place I have quilts displayed. I’m always giving away the quilts I make. But, I plan to make a large wall quilt for my great room. I’ve even chosen the pattern. If I could just get caught up on the quilts for weddings and babies, I might actually get one on the wall. Much as I would love to make my wall quilt, I’m not complaining. I love making quilts for the people I care about.

    —Theresa on October 19, 2012
  • I cannot resist bidding on the miniature quilts every month at Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative at I’ve acquired about a dozen and had them professionally framed. They grace the walls of our family room, living room and alongside our stairs. I even have one made by John Flynn! I love looking at them when I’m not busy making quilts.

    —JoAnne T. on October 19, 2012
  • Since I don’t have a lot of wall space to hang my art quilts, I have them binder-clipped to the glass doors of my entertainment center & quilt cabinet. 😀

    quiltzyx/sue on October 20, 2012
  • I love what I have seen of this book. I decorate with quilts by putting them on the beds, using folded up as bed runners, draped over a head board or a chair. I have small wall hangings on the walls, so seasonal that are changed as seasons come and go..

    —Darrell Hardenburg on October 20, 2012
  • I do decorate with quilts but not in every room. Many of the bed quilts Ive made were gifts. I do have a table topper on my coffee table and I use runners on the kitchen island. In my dining room there are two quilts I using for wallhangings; a civil war pattern which is there year-round and it’s swapped out in the fall with an autumn block pattern. Love it! Thanks for a chance to win this book. There aren’t too many books that I’ve seen where I loved all of the quilts pictured in them. Too bad I didnt see the book tour until now. Thanks!

    —LisaT on October 20, 2012
  • I use my quilts everywhere in my home. They not just useful but beautiful to look at. They are om beds, wall, furniture and on shelf’s.

    Kat @ Rose Prairie Quilts & Farm on October 20, 2012
  • I’m a newbie! My first quilt will be my Christmas tree skirt (YAY)! I have 3 more baby quilts (one already given, and the other 2 in progress)!

    —Lauren aka Giddy99 on October 20, 2012
  • Beautiful, beautiful quilts! I was a quilting instructor as well as an avid quilter. My diagnosis with cancer a few years ago have left me unable to do much sewing. I miss it terribly but I am not done yet. I have two twin quilts planned for my Godsons and they will be finished slowly by surely. Thank you for the inspiration. Would love to win one of these books.

    —Doreen on October 20, 2012
  • I have some on my walls, usually holiday related, but I really like to make them usable on beds or for snuggling up in on cool evenings.

    —Rae on October 20, 2012
  • I’m a beginner quilter, so don’t have any quilts completed yet… But I have big dreams of quilts on beds, couches, walls, tables… someday. Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

    —Carla G on October 20, 2012
  • Jill’s quilts are fabulous. Seeing them in person at the open house was even better. She is a very talented quilter.

    —Kareldean Landrum on October 20, 2012
  • I love to have table runners and quilts on all my beds. I always display holiday quilts during the holidays by draping them on couches and hanging some of them on the wall.
    All of the projects in this book look so wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    —Lenis on October 20, 2012
  • Thanks for participating in the blog tour. We have quilts on our tables beds and chairs. I use quilts for babies and for older people and every age in between. I never thought of making a shower curtain. It is a lovely idea.
    Thanks for the book tour and the chance to win Jill’s book.
    Regards from Western Canada,

    quiltmom anna on October 20, 2012
  • I enjoy collecting vintage quilts and have several hanging from the railing on our staircase. It’s easy to change them out depending on the season. I like placing smaller quilts on the backs of chairs and on table tops. If the space is vertical or horizontal, it can be covered with a quilt.

    Cindy A. on October 20, 2012
  • Love the ideas and the quilts are beautiful. I have a 12 foot section of railing that divides the dining room and the living room. It is a great place to display quilts (and some quilt tops).

    —Jan on October 20, 2012
  • I use quilts everywhere. On the bed, wall, back of the sofa, tablecloth…. LOVE quilts! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Linda V on October 20, 2012
  • I haven’t finished any quilts except a small wall hanging, but I would love to have a quilt on the couch and a large one on my bed. Still working on that!

    —Jittina on October 21, 2012
  • wow these are wonderful. I love them all. Especially the strawberry table topper

    —Lori Smanski on October 21, 2012
  • I’m a beginner and am working without a rotary cutter & mat, so I have not completed anything yet. I do have 5 patch quilt tops in progress, which I am making from fabric I had saved for years (had no time). They will be bed quilts because they are large. I also have a peacock panel to be made into a wall hanging, and I plan to make Thanksgiving, Christmas, winter table runners. I like the colors of the quilts in this book as well as the ideas. I’d love to win it!

    trillium on October 21, 2012
  • I use my quilts all over the house, as wall hangings, on the back of sofas and chairs, on tables oh and of course on beds! I love this book, it’s on my Christmas list! Linda

    Sunnybec on October 21, 2012
  • I don’t have enough quilts to decorate yet. I am just getting going in quilting.

    —Anne M on October 21, 2012
  • What a wonderful gallery of ideas! I live in a small two-bedroom apartment, so space is precious. Besides the bed, or covering a chair, the spot that sees the most traffic is the wall between my open living/dining and kitchen to my bedroom. I have several 42 or 45 inch square wall hangings that I use to cover the electrical panel. The hooks for my wall hanging rod are stuck with 3m strips, so no nails in a sensitive area. Ease of access if needed but hidden otherwise.

    —Margaret M on October 21, 2012
  • I use quilts on beds, as table runners, and as wall quilts. I guess I would have to say I use more as wall quilts than anything else. I think quilts can be lovely works of art.

    Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts on October 21, 2012
  • If there is a space there is a quilt, wallhanging, etc.

    —Kathy MacKie on October 21, 2012
  • I like quilts to be used too. I have them on beds, on or near sofas and chairs for snuggling, on tables, and as wall hangings.

    —MoeWest on October 21, 2012
  • I am in love with Jill’s book! All the reviews have been wonderful. I’m not as creative a decorator as I’d like to be. I do have quilts thrown over the back of the couch for snuggling. 😉

    Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts on October 21, 2012
  • I have pillows, and a few wall hangings. I am working on some quilts for the beds. Loved the beautiful home tour Jill. I would so love a copy of her book. Thank you for a chance to win. Janita

    janita on October 21, 2012
  • I like to use a quilt in the morning to take the chill off while the house is heating up. Jills book is a breath of fresh air!!! Love it.

    —Diane W on October 21, 2012
  • I love your book and the great projects, Jill! All of the ideas of ways to decorate with quilts that you showed us are so wonderful. I really adore using quilts on beds, tables and as wallhangings. Thank you so much for sharing with us. 🙂

    Kathleen B on October 21, 2012
  • I use my quilts on the bed, on tables, backs of couch and chairs, on dressers and walls. jill’s book looks amazing and I hope I win, thanks!

    —Susan on October 21, 2012
  • Love Jill’s use of quilts as I also use a few throughout my home. They’re in my living room laying nicely over a couple of pillows; in my rooster and apple decorated dining room displayed over a knotty alder railing; and in my family room folded and drapped over the back of a settee. They make a home comfortable and inviting. Thanks for sponsoring the wonderful giveaway.

    —Janet on October 21, 2012
  • I have quilts in almost every room of my house some are works in progress. My husband shakes his head and sates he can find me by following the threads. I put quilts where bright spots of color are needed. Thank you for the chance to win this book, i really liked the patterns and ideas. Happy quilting

    —Sharon Meyer on October 21, 2012
  • Such a wEll rounded book for all around the house

    Betsy on October 22, 2012
  • They are everywhere! On furniture, over railings, on walls and tables, Can’t escape them in this house.

    —Laura G on October 22, 2012
  • I use quilts mainly on the beds, but this has inspired me to try and use them in other rooms. Thanks! hickenfam at hotmail dot com

    —Jody H on October 22, 2012
  • Displaying my quilts around our home is a terrific way to change my decor with the seasons. Wall quilts hung up, table runners draped over end tables, and quilted throws on sofa backs all make our home feel cozy and comfortable. Please keep the fun, informative posts coming!!!

    JLouise on October 22, 2012
  • I use my quilts all over the house. My living room is an "Old Glory" theme so I have three or four patriotic themed quilts in that room. I love using table runners for all seasons or just because! Of course the beds have to have quilts as well as the dog beds. I use quilts for decor wherever I can find a spot!

    —Jean B on October 22, 2012
  • I have always used quilts on beds but Jill has so many creative ideas for displaying them and to really use them. Thank you for these ideas and such beautiful quilts.

    —Carole Lee on October 22, 2012
  • I love to display my quilts…I have them hanging on the walls, draped over chairs, on beds, tablerunners and little mug coasters. I love the colour and warmth they bring into the house. some have been given to me by friends and they are extra special.thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous book…if I won I would treasure it…LindaB

    —Linda on October 22, 2012
  • I display seasonal quilts on my office door. At home, I decorate my dinnette with a seasonal table topper. I also hang seaasonal quilts on a wall in the kitchen.

    —Julie B. on October 23, 2012
  • What great Ideas. I love it! What a fun book and give a way!

    —Denise S. on October 23, 2012
  • Thanks for the Giveaway!!!!I use quilts on my beds, don;t have any quilts to dec. with yet. Thanks!

    Jeanette on October 24, 2012

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