Decorate with quilts: tips to use today (+ giveaway!)

Detail of On a Prairie Corner quiltBlend the beauty of tradition with a dash of today’s trends—that sums up the modern-country style. One design duo that’s perfected that blend of old and new in the quiltmaking world is Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks. The “cake” of their designs is classic patchwork—simple, scrappy, and charming—and the “frosting” is their signature (fusible) chunky appliqué in cotton and wool. Together, patchwork and appliqué take on a fresh new look that’s not only easy to create, it’s delightful to see.

You may already know Jeanne and Shelley as the authors of ’Tis the Season, the runaway bestseller that captured the Christmas spirit for tens of thousands of quilters (so far). Now these popular authors return to celebrate another season—autumn—with their one-of-a-kind flair in ’Tis the Autumn Season.

Tis the Autumn Season quilt designs
“Oak and Rose” and “Sweet Potato Pie” lap quilt and pillow, from
’Tis the Autumn Season

Think of it—summer’s quickly approaching, and it’ll be gone just as fast. Before you know it, it’ll be time for cozying up, settling in, and surrounding yourself with the earthy-toned hues of fall. Fall quilting patterns for both comfort and decorating set this design pair’s quilts apart. Today Jeanne and Shelley share their tips for decorating with quilts all year long, straight from the pages of ’Tis the Autumn Season. Get inspired to break out those quilts in storage—or to create new fall quilts for the season on the horizon!

Tis the Autumn Season quilts
“Reunion” and “Stella”

Shelley Wicks and Jeanne LargeWhy not surround yourself with what you love? This is our philosophy regarding using quilts in our homes. Quilts can be so much more than bed coverings. They can be a wonderful decorating tool, no matter if your home is modern, contemporary, or country. Quilts can fit into any decor.

We enjoy the process of designing and making a quilt. Because we enjoy it, we do it a lot. Consequently, we’ve accumulated a lot of quilts. These quilts overflowed from the bedrooms—where we started using them—into other rooms, and for purposes other than just keeping warm. We realize decorating with quilts is not a new idea, but it never hurts to be reminded that it’s a great idea.

Pepper Creek quilt and Cranberry Cottage table runner
“Pepper Creek” and “Cranberry Cottage Table Runner”

Sometimes a customer in our shop will say, “I’d love to make that quilt, but what would I do with it?” Well, you can sit on it, lay on it, roll up in it, take a nap with it, fold it on top of a shelf, roll it up into a basket, hang it from a railing, lay it on a table, or give it away! The options are endless.

The front porch is a great place to start. What better way to welcome people to your home than with a few quilts? If your porch is open you may want to wait to put things out until you’re expecting guests. If your porch is enclosed, you can truly showcase some of your favorite quilts. Fold a quilt over the back of a chair or lay a quilt on a love seat (and yes, sit on it!). Add a couple of pillows, a runner, or a framed quilt project. Summer evenings can be cool so it’s nice to have a couple of quilts in a nearby basket so we can enjoy those longer days.

Whether you have a front porch or not, you can make the entryway to your home warm and welcoming by using some of your quilts. Perhaps you have a railing to drape a quilt over, a table to use a runner on, or a basket to roll a quilt into. There’s a difference between cozy and cluttered, so you may need to experiment with some of your projects to achieve the feeling you want to express in your decorating.

Projects from Tis the Autumn Season
A single quilt draped over a railing brings a casual feeling to a room; keep a quilt or two within easy reach for cool mornings and evenings relaxing on the porch.

It only makes sense to surround ourselves with things we love in the space in which we spend the most time. The kitchen is a perfect room to display a runner or table topper. Do you have a rocking chair or a favorite space to sit down with a cup of coffee? Draping a quilt over the back of a chair will give the room a relaxing feeling without taking up any wall space.

When we say “off the beds and onto the table” we mean it literally. A dining room tends to be a room with large pieces of furniture and lots of straight lines. You can soften this look with a quilted wall hanging, a table runner, or a quilt on the table. Try it! You’ll be amazed at the comments you receive. A quilt on the table is truly a “show off.” It doesn’t matter if it’s one of your finest pieces or a scrappy-leftovers project, your room will have a more comfortable feeling. You may want to remove the quilt before dining, or use place mats at each place setting.

Projects from Tis the Autumn Season 2
Set the tone of a room with several quilts that use the same theme; a quilt draws immediate attention to a table.

For many of us, our favorite room is the family room or living room. This is a space that truly cries out for the comfort of quilts. If space is limited, you could hang quilts on a ladder (see photo below). This allows you to feature a couple of quilts without taking up much space.

Group quilts togetherThe quilts you want people to use should be handy; on the back of the couch, folded on the back of a favorite chair, or stacked in a basket. A quilt that’s been washed a couple of times will look more inviting than one that is crisp and new. It’s so easy to change the seasonal look of a room just by changing the quilts. Sometimes the quilt backing can be just the color you need, so go ahead and fold the quilt with the backing showing.

If you like to entertain outdoors, the patio or deck is a great spot to show your work. A hard wooden bench looks far more appealing with a quilt folded on it, and a huge Adirondack chair is much more comfortable with a pillow in it. Use a quilt on a table where you’re serving dry snack foods or over the back of a wooden bench. Mother Nature provides the perfect decorating scheme in which to display your quilts, so anything goes.

Projects from Tis the Autumn Season 3
Keep quilts that you want to use easily accessible; every quilt fits into Mother Nature’s decorating scheme.

Wherever and however you use your quilts, the important things are using them, enjoying them, and being motivated to make more. If you have quilts stashed away, now is the time to audition them in various rooms in your house. If a quilt just doesn’t suit your home, maybe it will suit the home of a friend. Every quilt is made with love . . . pass it on.

'Tis the Autumn SeasonThanks for sharing your quilt-decorating tips, Jeanne and Shelley! The design pair has owned their quilt shop, the Quilt Patch, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, for 10 years. You can learn more about their shop here.

What’s your favorite way to decorate with quilts? Share your ideas in the comments and you could win a copy of the ’Tis the Autumn Season eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

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

“I have quilts in every room of my home. Did you ever put a quilt up on a shower rod in the bathroom? Wow, does that ever make the bathroom an inviting place. Also, I use them on my nightstands. I’ve made them to match my bed quilts and change them with the seasons. I have a bench on my front porch with a quilt draped over it. I have made little quilts for every month of the year and hang them on the front door with a magnetic rod, changing them every month. I have lots of quilts stacked high on a table in the family room so everyone can have the quilt of their choice when we watch TV. I have little quilts on the kitchen and dining room tables, my walls are filled with my quilts. I’m looking for new ways to use my quilts every day. I’m in the process of making a quilt for a tablecloth in the kitchen. So much fun!”

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


  • I have quilts on beds, on the quilt rack, folded onto shelves plus I have a quilt ladder to display them.

    —DebrafromMD on June 4, 2013

    —Linda on June 4, 2013
  • Hang them on the walls, throw them over the back of a couch or chair, lay them diagonally across an automan.

    —LeAnne L on June 4, 2013
  • my favorite spot to decorate quilts is the family room. Of course I have quilts on the beds and on the wall, but the cuddle quilt on the couch is so comfortable

    Brigitte Baierl on June 4, 2013
  • Use them on the beds and hang them on the walls….but best of all, give them away for gifts.

    —Shelley D on June 4, 2013
  • I love to have a quilt on the sofa, someone is sure to pick it up and either cuddle in or just look.

    —Janet D. on June 4, 2013
  • I have an antique ladder draped with my great grandmother’s log cabin quilt. It’s so beautiful! Fall is my favorite season, thank you for the opportunity to win this delightful book.

    —Laura G on June 4, 2013
  • I usually keep one on the back of the chesterfield. Also have one folded on top of my china cabinet. I also like them on the beds, and small ones rolled up and placed in a crock. I have a few on the wall and am aiming for a wall of quilts.

    —Heartsdesire on June 4, 2013
  • I like to lay my quilts on the back of the sofa, on the walls, in the halls, everywhere! 🙂

    —Joan Rodriguez on June 4, 2013
  • I hang mine on the stairway railings, a great way to welcome people when they come into our home.
    My husband made me some quilt ladders, so I can put them on there too and it makes a wonderful, warm decoration to any room.


    Debbie St.Germain on June 4, 2013
  • I have quilts — all styles- everywhere. A small one over the top of a chair, a quiltd bag hanging on the corner of my deacons bench, at the end of all the beds as an extra quilt for sleeping and the list goes on. They are so warm to the body and the soul ! Love this book. Congratulations

    —Susan Stone on June 4, 2013
  • If home isn,t too big you can have quilts all over for every season. So I change the bed quilts for the four seasons along with wall hangings and table toppers. Only the family room chairs wear the same lap quilts year round. My family thinks that the Thanksgiving card game winners should take a prize from the quilt cupboard! It is one good way to make room for more!

    —Kathy on June 4, 2013
  • I am getting ready to move into a very small house, but quilts will be a part of it. I love a quilt on the back of the couch. It sets the tone for the whole room and is asking to be grabbed for a quick nap, or to cuddle while watching TV or a movie. I also love quilts on the wall, and across my bed.

    —Pam on June 4, 2013
  • I have been fortunate my entire life to always have quilts on my beds, on the couch, chairs, and almost everywhere. My grandmother always said that they were made to be used – and she was so right.

    —Angy on June 4, 2013
  • We have an old oak church pew at the end of our hall way , so I drape a quilt over it and change the quilts to suit the season and my mood. Walking down the hall and seeing a quilt ahead makes me happy every day!

    —Melody deGraziano on June 4, 2013
  • I’m still working on finishing my quilts – I have tacked them to the wall of a new office space I was given – before they were quilted. Made the office space very nice – and mine! Thanks for putting my name in the hat for the drawing!

    June on June 4, 2013
  • My favorite way to decorate with quilts is to put them on the back of the chair or couch. That way they are ready to be used! We also change the table runners with the seasons. A bed runner is a great way to change the look of a bed room too.

    —Laura G on June 4, 2013
  • I put wallhangings on a bi-fold door between
    the front room and my sewing room. On the bed
    and walls of our bedroom. My husband is great
    at changing quilts for the season.

    —Pauline on June 4, 2013
  • Pillows and lap quilts are my favorite way to decorate, because they can be easily changed to welcome a new season! I especially love the Autumn colors, and the feeling of wrapping myself up in a cozy quilt when the air turns brisk once again.

    —Karen on June 4, 2013
  • I drap them over stairs rales according to season…but the very best place is wrapped around a sunkissed, giggling, wiggling toes, child!!!

    —Jackie Norwood on June 4, 2013
  • I have 2 favorite spots – on the back of my sofa (grab to cuddle up!), and on my dining room table. I change both of these frequently with my theme or mood. I do like the idea of using one on the porch and I now have one hanging on the wall like a print – it is a sunflower so it can go now until Christmas – or until I make something new!! Thanks for the joy of new ideas.

    —Cindy Wienstroer on June 4, 2013
  • I have an old, antique treadle sewing machine that still works and that I refinished in my living room in front of a big window. I have one of my quilts draped lovingly over the side of it and over and in to the open drawers of the cabinet. I also have one on each couch with matching pillow covers. Everyone always comments on my quilts.

    —Lynn G. on June 4, 2013
  • I have quilts on the beds and a cuddle quilt on my recliner.

    —Valerie A. Clark on June 4, 2013
  • I love decorating with quilts. I have them hanging on my walls, folded on my couch, or draped over the back. I use my small quilts on the tops of end tables and on my dining room table. I even have them on my counter top in my bathroom.

    —Lu Ann on June 4, 2013
  • I’ve a large quilt rack which was the perfect solution for hanging a quilt which hides a large basket of children’s toys in the corner of the TV room. I change it seasonally. Upstairs, I have a dear little vintage rack (a garage sale find) on which I hang vintage quilts.

    Gail G on June 4, 2013
  • I use quilts to sleep under, decorate the walls and as table warmers – it’s a visual thing!

    —Sallee on June 4, 2013
  • In addition to beds, I like to drape quilts over the back of chairs and use as wall hangings. I also am making thin quilts to use as tablecloths. My favorite way though, is to see my grandchildren wrapped up in quilts that I made!

    —Sharon on June 4, 2013
  • My favorite place to use my quilts is the unexpected. I have placed them on the backs of closes, behind the doorway for the dogs room, the ceiling of babies rooms, even my young granddaughter has hers still on her ceiling. I love how you can accent the room with the paint colors like a picture frame. My favorite small quilt hides that ugly old electrical panel in the backdoorway.

    —Lori M. on June 4, 2013
  • We have lived in some OLD houses with weird doors and windows going nowhere – I have hung quilts over these unsightly spots, and boy did that solve the problem! Quilts just have a way of pulling a lot of things together.

    Mary Ellen on June 4, 2013
  • I have quilts all over my house. I especially like red, white and blue decor so I have many things that follow that theme. I have a pieced flag made with over 600 pieces on my dining room wall. My kitchen has a log cabin quilted window treatment with birds and birdhouses on it and I made a calendar holder to match on the opposite wall. Even my bathrooms have quilted decorations on the walls. At Christmas time I bring out the holiday quilts for the beds, on the quilt racks and on the back of the couch. I love the cozy, soft feeling of the quilts. They get thrown on the floor to curl up in by the TV to watch the Christmas specials with my grandchildren. Such special memories!

    —Linda P on June 4, 2013
  • Right when you walk into my home, guests will see a quilt on an old ladder in my living room corner, wall-hangings rolled up in an antique crock,and a wool applique sampler framed on the wall. Another quilt is my "table cloth" on my dining room table and on the there are more wall hangings on the kitchen walls. I’m used to seeing them as part of my house, but when people visit they say "it’s like coming to a quilt show"

    —Patty on June 4, 2013
  • I like to drape them on the sofa. Table toppers are a favorite too.

    —Diane Wright on June 4, 2013
  • Most of my quilt decorating is draped on the back of the living room chairs, and in our travel trailer. I also have a wall hanging at the head of the stairs that changes with the seasons, and one over the railing. Of course I also have several on the beds. Thanks for the opportunity to win in the drawing.

    —Edie on June 4, 2013
  • Different quilting motifs and I enjoy decorating with embellishments.

    —Therese Bocchino on June 4, 2013
  • I love to put quilts on the walls in every room and over the rods on top of the drapes!! Adds color don’t you know 🙂

    —vickie van dyken on June 4, 2013
  • I love table toppers, runners, and small wall hangings. I’m pretty new at this and haven’t made myself much. I have however made quite a bit of gifts which are mostly small.

    —Marguerite Namdar on June 4, 2013
  • Quilts decorate mky walls providing color and add to the changing seasons.

    Jean on June 4, 2013
  • I put quilts on the back of my couch, on the walls, on my bed. Small quilts decorate tables. I think any where I have a open space is a good place to display a quilt 🙂

    —Nancy D on June 4, 2013
  • I have quilts on walls, thrown over sofas and chairs,in baskets and, of course, on beds. I painted my living room a neutral color so I can change the color scheme with my quilts.

    —Judy W on June 4, 2013
  • I frequently use quilts (especially the very loved ones) as table toppers. In our entrance, I have a dresden ‘welcome’ wallhanging that I hang — I actually made 3 of them for the various seasons — Xmas/winter I hang a different wall hanging. Thanks for the opportunity and love the ideas in the book!

    —GMarie on June 4, 2013
  • I hang them on my walls of my family room, over the couches and chairs in my living room, on the backs of chairs and across the bed. I have quilts all over my house so they can be seen and also some that can be used for snuggling up with.

    —Robin on June 4, 2013
  • I have quilts hanging on my walls. The quilts we use when watching TV, when not in use, are hanging on a quilt rack in the family room. I have quilt racks in every room of my home. I even have a quilt rack for my WIP!

    —Josefina on June 4, 2013
  • I have a large entry hall and I hang quilts on the walls as well as over the railing on the stairs. It makes the space feel warmer and more welcoming as well as muffles the noise of a busy family. It’s a great way to show off seasonal quilts I’ve made or antique quilts from grandmothers!

    —Ellie on June 4, 2013
  • I use quilts in a variety of ways, table toppers, wall hangings, over the back of a couch or chair but mostly on bed. Every bed in the house has one.

    —Robyn B on June 4, 2013
  • Using them! Cuddles, beds, cool nights, anywhere we want to be wrapped in love!

    —emilia on June 4, 2013
  • Over the sofa and chair but also as wall hangings, table toppers and runners. The book sounds wonderful!

    —Pat S on June 4, 2013
  • My quilts get hung on the wall in my sewing room and switched out often on my kitchen table. It’s fun to change them with the seasons.

    —Susan Stanton on June 4, 2013
  • Oh goodness, where don’t I have quilts. You see one from the street hanging on my front door, I change them out every month. They are on the dining room table, end tables, coffee table, all the walls, over the back of the couch, over the back of the chairs, on the beds, even the cats have their own quilts. I use them as curtains in my sewing room hanging from cafe hooks. My husband says every inch is taken up by a quilt in one way or the other. Tops to be quilted are hanging in the closets and downstairs in garment bags, behind the doors of the bedrooms. I love my quilts and love to see them. How can you enjoy them if they are folded in a closet and never seen.

    —connie on June 4, 2013
  • I love table toppers – both traditional runners and small quilts used as tablecloths. In my dining room, I also have a quilt rack as well as a "mini" quilt rack on my buffet. I often have quilted items on all three places in matching or coordinating fabrics.

    —Carol Vickers on June 4, 2013
  • I love Pepper Creek and Reunion! And thanks for the great article on displaying quilts. D. Stair

    —Debbie Stair on June 4, 2013
  • My favorite way to use quilts besides at the foot of the bed, they always look great there!, but as table clothes, this past easter I put quilts on the tables and everyone loved it!! Even on our patio table, I put the one with big bright flowers that look like the caribean, it looked very pretty!! Oh I hope I do win your bood!! I love fall and sunflowers!!

    —maria elena blecha on June 4, 2013
  • I’ve just begun to hang quilts in the living room, but I have been using small quilts for table covers and love the way they look and add interest. I love the way quilts look folded over the rungs of a ladder.

    —Joanna on June 4, 2013
  • Love having a quilt on the back of the sofa or on the chair. I have a few runners and wallhangings that also are easy to decorate with, not to mention the quilt on the bed.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


    —usairdoll on June 4, 2013
  • I have quilts everywhere in my home, walls, couches, table tops, beds. One of my favorite displays is my balcony rail. It doesn’t get any direct sunlight and is the first thing you see upon coming in the door and looking up. So fun to keep swapping quilts out and surprising people. I also give lots and lots of quilts away to family and friends :0)

    —Maggi Honeyman on June 4, 2013
  • My favorite way to decorate with quilts is to throw a lap quilt over the back or a chair or sofa. Looks great and comfy too!

    —Sherril McGann on June 4, 2013
  • When our mother died, there was a quilt top she had made before she was married in 1936 and never completed. We decided to be fair and let each family have a corner of it. Those corners were hand appliqued with a beautiful assortment of flowers. I chose to put ‘my corner’ under glass of a serving tray which I display on an upper shelf of my kitchen when not in use. I love it – such beauty and time she put into it before we ‘all came along’, keeps her close to me!

    —Betty Paschal on June 4, 2013
  • I’ve started hanging quilts on our walls – it gives the room a warm and cozy feeling!

    Laurie B on June 4, 2013
  • Since my middle school classroom is so boringly impersonal and BEIGE, I have a brightly colored quilted wallhanging on one of the bulletin boards which says "Always Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated". I also keep a quilt thrown over my gray tweed (not my taste!) teacher’s desk chair, for color and to show the kids a little about me. I work quilt patterns into everything I do when I can, so my classroom sometimes has 9-Patch poster projects and other times has concentric circles projects…all colored, of course! And since I’m the yearbook sponsor, this year’s yearbook cover was a big rectangle surrounded by a border of smaller rectangles—which were pictures of some of our kids. Several teachers commented on how much it looked like a quilt! 🙂

    —Dotty Bailey on June 4, 2013
  • Nothing says home like the quilt on the back of the big comfy couch!! I like to change my quilts around all the time, not just the four seasons. I love to surprise my guests with new hangings on the grand stair case walls. I love to putpretty table runners on all my tables and trunks. Love your new book and would cherish winning one! Good luck everyone

    —Wendy M on June 4, 2013
  • In my hammock, for picnics, and on the back of the wooden deck chair for afternoon naps. perfect comfort.

    —Pat L. on June 4, 2013
  • I I’m just starting to make quilts. I have made an embroidery quilt for a baby gift, but intent to use quilts all over my house to warm things up. There were so many ideas in this article I just love. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Cally M on June 4, 2013

    —Cally M on June 4, 2013
  • I live in a loft with great railings, I’d guess you’d call them, and I drape quilts over them. I even use one for all my flimsies–one on top of the other–it’s great for deciding which to quilt next.

    —mrsmoore on June 4, 2013
  • I love to decorate by using quilts as wall art, table runners, placemats, on my couch, on my beds, etc. etc. I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Barbara Pricola on June 4, 2013
  • I have only made one quilt for home. It seems every time I make a quilt, I give it away…but if I had the means, I would use quilts all over my house in every way imaginable!

    —Susan Fischer on June 4, 2013
  • I have one quilt on the back of my sofa, and I love it, because I finished it and I’m happy because I have many "ufo’s". I have one antique quilt top that I would like to display but think I need to do to something protect it. I’d like to put it folded on a bookcase, but think I must put some acid free or even muslin base (right?) so that is waiting in the wings. I have been to several quilters homes with their quilts displayed and I love them. You keep us inspired.

    —Carol on June 4, 2013
  • At my house there are quilts on all of the beds, wallhangings in the living room and dining room and I even made a little wallhanging for the bathroom when I couldn’t find artwork in the colors that I wanted!

    —Kaye M. on June 4, 2013
  • I decorate with quilts (large and small) in areas where I need a "pop" of color. For example, I have a long vertical quilted wall hanging on the wall at the top of the staircase. As I climb the stairs, it makes me smile, because of the vibrant colors.

    —MaryRose on June 4, 2013
  • I love to decorate with quilts. My most recently completed project was a memorial mini for a friend whose dog passed away. I put six pictures of the dog on the mini and used sashing printed with paw prints and bound it with fabric that had dog bones on it. I have a quilt above my bed and will be making more as we are planning a renovation of our home and I will be changing some things around. My daughter left a quilt I had made for her on a giant pillow as our cats became used to sleeping on it when she moved out.

    —Rosemary on June 4, 2013
  • Since I’m sort of a beginning quilter, most of what I’ve made so far has been given away to charities. I do love pretty table runners and using quilted fabric for pillows and chair cushions. Love martingale!!!!

    —Barbara Wetteland on June 4, 2013
  • I put them all over my house, and I hang different one’s depending on the season.

    —cindy white on June 4, 2013
  • In addition to uses as wall hangings, throws, table "cloths", etc. I like small useful pieces around the home, in your bag and for wearing. Wallets, needle books, book covers, chatelaines, scissor leashes, thimble cases,bracelets, pins, watch bands, pillows, tote bags, book marks, pin cushions, lunch bags, key chains, holiday ornaments… the list goes on! Small items work up quicker, generally cost less, express my personality, identify my tools and possessions,allow me to try new techniques,use up scraps,make great gifts and party favors. Making old fashioned ideas ‘new’ gives me a chance to add quilting spins to a number of projects like doilies, dresser scarves, bed scarves, chair covers, baskets, arm rest protectors, napkins, candle mats, shower curtains, toilet seat/tank covers, tissue box covers and more. Not only are they great decorator accent, but they make a great way to change a rooms theme or style without buying new furniture:) Lastly, there’s not much else that can make you feel better about your home, family or self than surrounding yourself with hand made works that come for your heart and hands.

    —Nora on June 4, 2013
  • I have a different quilt for each month of the year and I hang it over the mantle.

    —Claire on June 4, 2013
  • I change the quilt on my bed over regularly depending on my mood. I like to decorate with the stored quilts by displaying them folded and stacked on top of each other in an antique dresser – so pretty!

    —Fiona on June 4, 2013
  • I quilt all the time…and now that I’m into knitting as well I find that their overlapping into each other….quilts with knitted appliques….knitted afghans with quilted bindings…..oh the wonder of the universe that’s opened up……Have a great day quilting your favorites…..

    —Darlene Krystal on June 4, 2013
  • I use quilts on the beds and always stack a couple in the corner of the guest room if more cover is needed. I try to hang a quilt on the wall unless someone tells me how beautiful it is and more than likely I give it to them to decorate their home. Giving away a quilt is the best way to make the world a more beautiful, friendly place.

    —Connie Douty on June 4, 2013
  • I have quilts in every room of my home. Did you ever put a quilt up on a shower rod in the bathroom? Wow, does that ever make the bathroom an inviting place. Also, I use them on my nightstands. I’ve made them to match my bed quilts and change them with the seasons. I have a bench on my front porch with a quilt draped over it. I have made little quilts for every month of the year and hang them on the front door with a magnetic rod, changing them every month. I have lots of quilts stacked high on a table in the family room so everyone can have the quilt of their choice when we watch TV. I have little quilts on the kitchen and dining room tables, my walls are filled with my quilts. I’m looking for new ways to use my quilts everyday. I’m in the process of making a quilt for a tablecloth in the kitchen. So much fun!

    —Mary Ann on June 4, 2013
  • Everywhere: Every room (on the walls, railings), every piece of furniture (table top, beds, dressers, armoire, sofa, back of chairs, even a lap quilt at the computer desk to keep warm).

    —Lorrie Potts on June 4, 2013
  • By covering my ugly furniture with them!

    —Kim Lundstrom on June 4, 2013
  • I have made many quilts over the last few years but they all get given away as gifts or for fund-raisers and raffles. So the only quilts I have left are my table runners and placemats. I enjoy changing the table décor throughout the year and for different seasons. I would like to make some larger quilts to keep that could be displayed on a sofa, chair, or over a railing. And, I have the perfect idea for a bed runner. I’ve got the fabric in my stash, now just need the time and inspiration to get these projects made.

    —Gail D. on June 4, 2013
  • I love to have quilts around me, under me, draped around the house and the love just fills up the spaces!!

    Jane on June 4, 2013
  • Quilts are everywhere in my home. On every bed, there is a choice of quilts! I have them hanging on my walls, over the sofas in my family room and living room! I have made a quilt tuffet as well as miniatures made into pillows. I have made baskets, casserole holders, but my favorite is the table cloth for my kitchen table. The table needs at least a 70 inch square so my making one is a necessity.

    —Judi Reiss on June 4, 2013
  • I have been patiently anticipating the publication of this new book of Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks. I am so glad the time has come. I think Sweet Potato Pie and Stella will be my first quilts from this book. I have many table runners and toppers. When I bind a tabletopper I include at least one hanging sleeve so I can easily display the quilt on the wall when it is not in use. Also I use table runners to cover my portable air conditioner which only gets a week or so of use each summer. The runners look pretty and make dusting easy; just a shake outside. I also have a small wall in my bedroom where I change wall hangings once a month. Guests don’t get to see them but they are a mighty fine sight first thing every morning. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in a giveaway.

    —Audrey on June 4, 2013
  • These ladies captured the yummy colors of Autumn marvelously in these quilts! So cozy and inviting, makes me want to quilt right now even though we are having glorious, sunny summer weather.

    —Martha on June 4, 2013
  • Mostly at Christmas, including my room in the holiday motif.

    —Glynnda on June 4, 2013
  • Nothing beats cuddling up under a quilt on the screen porch!

    —Judy Allen on June 4, 2013
  • I love all the sunflowers in your quilts, the fabric colors are so warm and inviting me to make something! I would love a copy of this book!.

    —Rose Sabey on June 4, 2013
  • I have wall quilts, some of them are very miniature. One is a pineapple design with over 230 pieces and is less than 7″x7″ square. I have an antique dolly bed with quilts displayed on it. Quilts draped on furniture. I have two quilt racks. Of course there are quilts on beds.

    —Mary Dahlberg on June 4, 2013
  • I have my quilts (smaller ones) on the back of chairs, couches and on tea wagons and tables. I also have one on my Schwinn Air Dyne bike – it gets more use than I do.
    Oh, yes, I have an old big analog tv which I can’t part with – that has a quilt on it also. Love them all!!! Thanks for the chance.

    —jane on June 4, 2013
  • What great ideas! I have quilts in all the usual places too. I also have a special rod hung VERY high in our great room for quilts. They get changed several times a year, with the seasons or on a whim. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

    —Sue Radkiewicz on June 4, 2013
  • I decorate with quilts at Christmas time but not throughout the rest of the year. Although I do have some smaller wallhangings that I put up for different seasons.

    —lindawwww on June 4, 2013
  • on my beds, on the dinning room table, kitchen counter, coffee table, really anywhere I can place them.

    elr on June 4, 2013
  • I like to hang quilts on walls everywhere, and then change them seasonally.

    —Valerie on June 4, 2013
  • I decorate with quilts in many different ways. Bed covers, wall hangings, table runners and placemats, pillows, and lap quilts displayed on quilt racks and on the sofa!

    —Bonnie on June 4, 2013
  • Every bed in my house has at least one quilt on it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Sallie on June 4, 2013
  • I have placed some on the day bed in our spare room and hung one over the daybed. I am planning on making a village (BOM) and hanging it on one wall over the windows and french door in our great room.

    —Caryn Saakguchi on June 4, 2013
  • I love to have quilted items in the bathroom. I change the mini wallhanging and the quilted shower valance seasonally, when I rotate the wallhangings in the main hall of the house, and the quilted table-toppers.

    I’ve also started to use mini-quilts as a ‘welcome’ item on the inside of the front door glass, rather than always using a wreath or other decoration.

    In addition, there’s at least one quilt over the back or arm of every sofa and most easy chairs in every room in the house! And, of course, every bed has a quilt on it, too.

    There’s no doubt that a quilter lives here. LOL

    —Cheryl Panchen on June 4, 2013
  • Most of my quilt work has been given away, so I’m just starting to amass a collection for our home. Not much wall space, so they’ll have to go on sofa, chairs, table tops. I have an old copper wash tub that will look great with rolled quilts.

    —Mona on June 4, 2013
  • I love to use quilts as a tablecloth.

    Lisa Garrett on June 4, 2013
  • I love to use quilts on the backs of the couch and loveseat, I have quilted items on the tables, and I have a quilt hanging on the wall in my computer room. Needless to say, my sewing room is full of them, in all stages of progress. If I were to win that book, the first quilts I would make are Sweet Potato Pie and Stella. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Cheryl Gunderson on June 4, 2013
  • I love quilts and use them everywhere I can think of. Beds, hanging on the baby crib, dresser toppers, dining room wall, kitchen table, living room end tables, back of couch, bags, place mats, framed quilt blocks above the bed, quilted mouse pad, a quilt in the car, displayed in the hutch with glass doors, wearable vests, hanging in my sewing room, holiday wall decorations, fireplace bunting, the dog’s crate, and my husband’s desk chair pad. I was going to quilt a shower curtain, but my husband got glass doors before I could–(maybe he did that on purpose!)

    —Debbie Toth on June 4, 2013
  • Besides the obvious use on the bed, I hang them on the wall. I love these ideas, though, and I’ll have to rethink such limited uses.

    —Jusa on June 4, 2013
  • I usually have quilts folded on the sofa and chairs. I love the idea of using bucket for the quilts.

    —Corinne on June 4, 2013
  • Each bed has a quilt made specifically for the person who occupies it and a wall hanging over the guest bed welcomes visitors.
    On the back of each sofa are quilts that were specially designed – as antimacassars!
    Folded up on the arms of sofas and chairs, to snuggle under now winter is on it’s way (here in Australia.)
    My son requested I make him Denim ‘rag quilt’ because he misses the one we have in the boys TV room now that he’s moved out 😀
    The Amish quilt I bought when I visited Pennsylvania in 2000 is on the wall between the kitchen and dining room.
    And that sweet appliqued block that my friend Angela had left over from a scrap project. She gave it to me so I could copy the pattern; I echo quilted around it and had it framed. It hangs where I see it every day.

    How odd that I don’t think of myself as using quilts as ‘decoration’?

    —Kayt on June 4, 2013
  • I don’t own any of my quilts Funny isn’t it? I have given every quilt I made away. But I do know that the people I gave them to hang them and use them on their beds All good.

    —Betty Jo on June 4, 2013
  • My favorite way to decorate with quilts is to always have them on your beds and to I have them hanging on the walls through the house. I change them out for the seasons.

    —Deb on June 4, 2013
  • I haven’t that large of a collection (yet) but I try to use them where ever I can; beds, walls, chairs…I have a dog with a fabric fetish so display has to be in a controlled area. 🙂

    —Deb Mac on June 4, 2013
  • I love the designs and decorating tips in "Tis the Autum Season. I have used quilts around our home for years., from tossing quilt over the. Dinning room table with for a baby shower then sending I
    it home with expecting mom to hangingba lightwieght quilt up as a shower curtian. But my favorite use came from my Nana. Every Christmas when she would hang a new holiday quilt in the livingroom window. Every morning when bunch the quilt up and
    tied it on each end with ribbons. US. kids got pull the ribbons at sundown to cover the window. I still do this at Christmas in my home.

    —Debi Bielawski on June 4, 2013
  • I like quilts just about everywhere! On a quilt rack, tables, sofas, beds and walls.

    —MoeWest on June 4, 2013
  • I love to decorate with quilts in so many ways! At my house, you’ll find them thrown across a chair, a couch, or a bed, hanging over a stairway or a bed, as all shapes and sizes of table toppers and even a few quilt squares framed and hanging on the wall. Thanks for the chance to win this book – it looks so tempting!

    —Kathy Biciocchi on June 4, 2013
  • I have several places I hang quilts throughout my house, plus always at least 1 over the back of the couches. I also have about a dozen table runners that I rotate using on my coffee table.

    —Jeannine on June 4, 2013
  • I keep several quilts on a metal quilt rack in the guest bedroom. I also keep a seasonal quilt on the back of the couch in the den. I have several lap-sized quilts on various chairs throughout the house. And the quilt I am most proud of is one that was sewn by my great-great grandmother in the late 1800’s. It is showcased in a glass-top coffee table in my living room, a tangible reminder of my very own history.

    —Marie P on June 4, 2013
  • I like to make placemats and table runners for the different seasons and holidays. I make them for myself and also for my daughters and daughter in law

    carolyn on June 4, 2013
  • Some of my favorite ways to display and use quilts in my home are on quilt racks my hubby made, a ladder, on the the back of the sofa, in baskets and on the tables.Thanks for the chance to win such a great book:)

    —Tammy on June 4, 2013
  • A folded quilt at the foot of the bed ready for an afternoon nap or just to enjoy it’s beauty. Wall hangings that can be changed for the seasons or just to admire your latest work of art.

    —Barb S. on June 4, 2013
  • I don’t have much wall space, but I have a place by the front door where I display a wall hanging usually representative of the current holiday or season. I do have quilts draped over the back of my couches and chairs.

    Barbara Winkler on June 4, 2013
  • I’m like the others, I change quilts with the seasons. From Mini to King Size. They are really a reflection of what I love to do. The book looks great, I love all the quilts that are shown. Thank you.

    —Linda P on June 4, 2013
  • I haven’t made enough quilts to decorate with…. but I would like to make a wall hanging……

    —Lourdes Fay on June 4, 2013
  • My favorite quilt display is a mini doll quilt for my baby dolls’ bed that I used for my baby dolls many, many years ago. My mother made this doll quilt with a matching pillow. I treasure the memory of my mother making this quilt and pillow for my special baby dolls. I now have one special granddaughter that I want to share my childhood bed and special display quilt and another baby girl that will be here in a few months.

    carol on June 4, 2013
  • i’ve one draped over the back of the sofa, have one displayed on a quilt stand, have a bed quilt and a dresser runner. a table mat and a bowl, hot pads and mitts and pot holder dress up the kitchen. is too many too much? would love that book! thanx for the chance to win a copy.

    ritainalaska on June 4, 2013
  • I display all sizes and seasonal quilts all around the house. My kids have grown up with quilts and look forward to the table runners and wall hangings I change for the different holidays. Each family member has a quilt to snuggle in on those chilly nights. There have been several sleepovers with kids laying on top of quilts for added comfort. I am a firm believer quilts should be used and loved. I do have a few antique quilts that are displayed with care on a quilt rack. I use the temporary command photo clips to display all my seasonal quilts and wall hangings. One can never have enough quilts!

    —Cathy K. on June 4, 2013
  • One of my favorite places to hang a quilt is on an antique chicken feeder that is mounted sideways on the wall. ☺ Thanks a bunch for the chance to win!

    —Maree on June 4, 2013
  • My quilts are on the beds and on the wall. i have one table runner that decorates the coffee table in winter. Other quilts are just in the closet ready to use. I love the idea of putting a quilt on the dining table and putting quilts in a basket ready to use. I’d see them more, more people would see them, and they’d get more use! I definitely want to try both ideas!

    —TaraA on June 4, 2013
  • Everywhere a quilt will fit,
    Also one where one can sit,
    Have I quilts old and new,
    On the stairs to name a few.
    I love my quilts, everywhere!!!

    —Janey on June 4, 2013
  • I have quilts everywhere. Its feels so home warming and freinds and family love to see and use them.

    —Mary on June 4, 2013
  • I just hung a small quilt up in our living room using cafe curtain clips and a pewter curtain rod. It looks really nice and I can change out the quilt with the seasons or as the mood strikes me. So, for the moment, this is my favorite way of displaying quilts.

    —Beth T. on June 4, 2013
  • I rotate a series of small quilts and display them on my front door (on the inside, of course). They brighten up the space and allow family and friends to enjoy them.

    —Linda Towers on June 4, 2013
  • I love wall quilts—large and small. They make a room look so cozy. And unlike wallpaper, you can change them with the season or your mood!

    —Mama K. on June 4, 2013
  • Gosh there are so many beautiful quilts that I sometimes think I can make them all…lol…as I always buy the patterns of ones I like and have to do them yet….However I have made several and give to my family as gifts…I have many here at home guest room…our bedroom…living room…sewing room…some on quilt racks and others folded. I love to put them together…I taught my granddaughter to make her first quilt at the age of 5 and she is now 19.. That was a lot of fun just to be able to share this craft with her.

    —Bonnie Hickman on June 4, 2013
  • I give most of my quilts away, I have one on the wall over my bed and a Table runner and placemats I use all the time. I also have 2 scrapbooks with quilted covers.

    —ELIZABETH CROSS on June 5, 2013
  • I love to have matching mug rugs handy in the livingroom where we are likely to enjoy an afternoon coffee! I also like to cover small tables with tiny table quilts, and even line large baskets with quilts. It all adds warmth to the room!

    —Elizabeth McDonald on June 5, 2013
  • I painted an old wooden chair purchased from Goodwill, reupholstered the cushion and I love to place quilts on it.

    Cindy L on June 5, 2013
  • in our home there are quilts on the beds ( and extra’s folded at the end of the beds!), quilts on the walls, quilts hanging over the banisters, and quilts on the back of chairs, plus rolled up quilts in baskets, tablerunners on tables, and little tabletoppers on side tables. The only place I don’t have any quilts is in the bathrooms and kitchen (yet!).

    —Monique on June 5, 2013
  • I have wooden free standing towel racks in the bedrooms over which hang my quilts. I change them around every so often so there’s a different quilt to be seen. I have also replaced my pictures with wall hangings and given the original paintings to my children as their inheritances. I have enjoyed them for many years, now it’s their turn.

    Carolyn on June 5, 2013
  • The new book sounds wonderful! I’ve been decorating with quilts for years. Use on walls, table runners, beds, shelves , quilting studio, any place that you can imagine!

    —Marge on June 5, 2013
  • I like to make seasonal wall hangings for the hallway and table toppers for the kitchen table.

    —Julie B on June 5, 2013
  • I like to rotate the wall hangings and quilts throughout our apartment with the seasons; they include my family antique quilts, which get enjoyed regularly instead of being packed away.

    —Deborah on June 5, 2013
  • I fold them and place them on the back of my love seat, sofa, rocking chairs, etc. I change them to fit the season and when I have guests if someone needs a nap or gets a chill – problem solved! Lately I am into bed runners and hopefully will have enough made by Christmas for my entire extended family!

    —Lana on June 5, 2013
  • Quilts should be seen, have hanging behind door in bathroom and change seasonally, add just a bright splash.
    Fall has the best color combinations and textures in fabrics.
    Kitchen wall space gets a bit of quilt luv.
    Also always have one in car that gets used on long trips.
    Would luv to be a winner and get more of your inspirations.
    for lots of charity quilts.

    —Joan on June 5, 2013
  • I use them everywhere….love to put them on the table, especially. Such and inviting look. This book looks wonderful – love their applique!

    Jacque (aka Snoodles) on June 5, 2013
  • I’ve used many of the ideas mentioned, but one of my favorite, and most useful, ideas was to make two mini-quilts to hang in my kitchen to protect the cabinet knobs from banging against the wall. Looks pretty and no scratches on the wall or on the cabinet.

    —Marilyn on June 5, 2013
  • I love quilts on my beds, sofas, chairs tabletops and decorating my walls. But I most love quilts under the smiles of surprised recipients.

    —Lynne on June 5, 2013
  • I have quilts in my bedroom, living room and on my kitchen table.I love my quilts!!!

    —Stacey Smith on June 5, 2013
  • Apart from bedrooms I like to have some folded in large baskets in the TV room and lounge room, the Grandkids love to pick which one to snuggle up with. Then they can be quickly folded up till next time.

    Carolyn R on June 5, 2013
  • I hang them on the walls, back of chairs, over the back of the couch, on beds. Anywhere and everywhere!!!

    —Donna W on June 5, 2013
  • I change the quilts on our bed with the seasons. Lighter weight and summer colors now and warm and rich colors in the fall/winter.

    Nancy on June 5, 2013
  • I have quilts draped over the back of couches, on quilt racks, and over my stairway railing. I want a glass quilt case to use as an end table. I saw one at a quilt show and i think it would be a fun way to show off my quilts.

    —Kristy Howell on June 5, 2013
  • I so love using my quilts! I keep several laying across the foot of each bed, folded over the backs of chairs, and folded and stacked in an old glass-front cabinet. I keep several stacked on a shelf that are ready to grab to go outside for a picnic too. I have several that I’ve picked up at resale shops and garage sales that are tattered, but I use them for inspiration in my sewing room, they are waiting to be recycled.
    Thanks for your site and the give away!

    —Cheryl Sedlar on June 5, 2013
  • I don’t have any wall space as we live in an old house that seems to be all windows or I would love to hand them on the walls, but I put them on the stair railing and on every chair and flat surface that will hold them as well as the dining table. I’ve even been known to drape them over the edge of the top of the china cabinet although my husband raised his eyebrows at this one! 🙂

    —Robin Geu on June 5, 2013
  • For Christmas a few years ago, I made a quilt for my daughter’s kindergarten teacher. Each child had their own quilt square with their painted handprint and their name that they wrote themselves with a fabric marker. The teacher’s name and school year was appliqued on the front border and the back had Thank you appliqued. School time buttons were sewn throughout the front to attach the front and back of the quilt. The teacher hung the quilt in the hallway outside the classroom door for the rest of that school year and the next. She loved it, and the children loved showing everyone their handprints whenever they were in the hallway.

    —Cathy Pleskovich on June 5, 2013
  • I want this book. One of my favorite ways to decorate with a quilt is for it to be used as a tablecloth. Now, don’t serve messy foods.

    Kim McPeake on June 5, 2013
  • I always keep a quilt over the back of the couch, and change it up for the seasons and the holidays. I also have a quilt rack in my bedroom and I keep a quilt on it all the time.

    —Barb Johnson on June 5, 2013
  • I love wall quilts and try to change them out often to peak the interest of my guests and friends. Maybe it will encourage them to join a guild and learn themselves!

    Pam Hunt on June 5, 2013
  • So glad yall decided to do this section on decorating with quilts. I’ve always done this. I have a quilt on the back of our couch, one on the back of my chair , one on my DH’s chair and one on the footstool for my chair. I use a quilt on my antique claw- foot dinning table and one on my oak camel back trunk that my husband made me. I love quilts !!

    —Eileene aka Noiseynana on June 5, 2013
  • I have a 4 sided stained glass curio hutch that sits in our living room where I house our quilts. Whenever we have "guests" their eyes immediately go to the glass enclosure and they want to see the full designs of the quilts. It makes for a great conversation piece and decorates the room. I also use small quilts as table runners, but because of our animals, I don’t leave them laying on the back of couches. Unless you have animals, you have no idea how a dog or cat can lay claim to a certain quilt and bless it with thier shedding hair.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on June 5, 2013
  • I have an antique rocking chair that my grandfather made in the 1920’s that looks great with quilts made by my grandmother. I also like to show quilts off by having them on the bed in the extra bedroom. Thanks

    —Linda Dove on June 5, 2013
  • I have them hanging in whatever wall space I have as well as pinned to my design walls. Also, there’s usually a seasonal table runner on my dining room table and the buffet. Quilts that were made by my husband’s great-grandmother are spread out on our spare bed. I love seeing them when I walk through my house, just as I love seeing my gardens in bloom when I walk around my yards!

    —Laurel on June 5, 2013
  • I love quilts of the season on the bed and on the wall to decorate my house. Toss in few pillows.

    —Linda Christianson on June 5, 2013
  • I love to make mini quilts since they are so quick to make and I can try different color combinations in a short period of time. I use these to decorate table tops as well as on narrow wall spaces.

    —Leslie on June 5, 2013
  • I like to drape over couches, chairs, on bed, end of bed, and hang on walls. These autumn quilts are absolutely beautiful! Autumn is my favorite time of year. Thank you for chance to win. Karen

    —Karen from RI on June 5, 2013
  • I have folded quilts on all the backs of all my sofas and loveseats. And I have my very first quilt on top of my piano to protect it from the sun and also for decorating the room.

    —Diana Diana on June 5, 2013
  • I always have a quilt in my entry way draped over the love seat. I change it with the seasons. I also decorate with mini quilts on my tables. Thanks for a chance to win. I love Fall! janita

    janita on June 5, 2013
  • Where not to decorate with quilts should be the question. I’ve got them everywhere. We recently had our home listed to sell..the agent just had to have a luncheon for agents in my home. She says to show the house but I think it was a quilt show!

    Mary on June 5, 2013
  • I have either a quilt or a wallhanging in every room of our home. I love to change them out for the seasons or just when I feel we need a change. This new book looks awesome. I love the season Fall and all the colors that go with it. Thanks for the chance to win this e-book.

    —Renea on June 5, 2013
  • I have a perfect spot in my entry foyer for a small quilt or wall hanging. It is the first thing my guests see. I change it out seasonally or when a new quilt magically appears. I love the patterns and use of wool and cotton in "Tis the Autumn Season" — Thank you for the give-away opportunity.

    —Sandra Chavez on June 5, 2013
  • I have them everywhere, on my couch back and chair and on the walls. On my quilting rack, I have to keep rotating the quilts so I see a different one every month. I make them for family and friends to use on their beds and to display. I love to quilt and craft, even my granddaughter is starting to quilt with me.

    —Bonnie Miceli on June 5, 2013
  • I have quilts on beds and on the back of the couch. I also have seasonal wall hangings that I put up for holidays. One of my favorite ways to decorate with quilting is with table runners and placemats. I love that i can try many different block patterns and machine quilting patterns and they are quick to make and easy to store.

    —Holly on June 6, 2013
  • I have quilts on the beds, chairs, walls and always a table runner on the kitchen table. I also use small quilts on top of dressers and as covers for computers or sewing machines.
    Such lovely quilts – I would enjoy winning this book. 🙂

    —Sheila on June 6, 2013
  • I display my quilts on the beds with a bed ruffle. They always look so inviting. I also put them on the sofa where family and guests can use one to cuddle up in for they are so comfy.I have not been quilting long but truly enjoy this art. I love the challenge of a new pattern and love to see it all come together. I love to display my quilts and enjoy when I visit elsewhere and they love quilts too. I am thankful also for the memories that I have of watching both my grandmothers quilt and still enjoy using the quilts that they made for mejan.

    —janis spencer on June 7, 2013
  • I have a quilt, which I use as a spread with a bed ruffle, in our guest bedroom. Also have one on a rack in the living room in case someone needs a quick nap. My favorite place to display seasonal wall quilts is next to our apartment door. Guests seem to love it.

    —Joan H on June 7, 2013
  • I love to use quilts as table cloths on my antique farmhouse kitchen table. When serving dinner, I just use coordinating placemats. This look is just right for our home.

    —Sharon on June 7, 2013
  • Our home has an open loft area where I like to hang quilts on the banister.

    —Joye on June 7, 2013
  • I love using quilts for table toppers. The beds are also covered and usually have a lap quilt at foot of bed in case someone needs to take a quick nap. Every sofa has it own quilt to snuggle under. Have made a few wall hanging but haven’t hung any quilts yet, probably should look into that. Can’t have too many quilts handy.

    —Mary Power-Burke on June 7, 2013
  • I use mine for curtains and change them with the seasons.

    —CindyM on June 7, 2013
  • I have quilts all over the house, on the walls, on the tables , on chairs , in baskets , can you tell I love quilts 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win the book , it looks great and also for the interesting read.

    sheila on June 7, 2013
  • I love to hang one on the dining room wall and I’m working on one to go over the couch in the living room.

    —Cindy S on June 7, 2013
  • I love to make co-ordinating quilts for my dogs bed, it’s in the living room. It’s so cute to see that the dog’s quilt matches the sofa quilt. My dog is so spoiled. He loves his quilts!

    —Cynthia Reho on June 7, 2013
  • Many of my quilts have been given away, but I’ve started making quilts for myself. I now have them on my walls, on the tables, chairs, sofa and beds.

    —Diana DeWitt on June 7, 2013
  • I enjoy decorating with quilts – on the wall, tables, and on a quilt ladder. I also have a special curio where I display folded quilts. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

    —Donna Myers on June 7, 2013
  • I have quilts on my beds, over the head board in guest bedroom, hanging on the walls, over the couch, on a chair, and on a quilt rack..

    —Darrell Hardenburg on June 7, 2013
  • What a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

    —Shawn J on June 7, 2013
  • We never think of the quilts over the back of the chair or on the end of the couch as decorating…. we just enjoy having them within reach to cozy up in. Recently, I’ve really enjoyed making table runners in all sizes and shapes, and for all occasions.

    —Pearl on June 7, 2013
  • Just having quilts all around, especially in the Family Room area, is so warm and inviting… always encourage my kids and grandkids to grab a quilt and curl up…

    —susan lentz on June 8, 2013
  • My mother and I are both quilters. We share our home and we share our stash – which as you can imagine is overflowing! We love to hang our quilts, large, mini and wallhangings. Whenever a new one is completed – up it goes. Of course we rotate them or they’d be papering our ceiling by now (an interesting idea…). We switch out the larger ones on a wall in the dining room. Mid size ones over the fireplace and small ones on side walls and table tops. Our home’s interior "feel" is constantly changing! Fun!

    —Sherryl on June 8, 2013
  • I live in a small apartment which means my quilts are everywhere! On my bed, on my walls, and folded over the back of the love-seat. When I have guests, a quilt gets hanged over the back of the rocking chair on the porch.

    Three quilts are even rolled up and placed in the bookshelves among the books!

    When I finally have too many quilts to display, I’ll start switching new quilts with the old (just like a museum.) Presto! My apartment will have a whole new look!

    Oops, I almost forgot: even a damaged quilt still has a purpose. It is the "Official, 4th of July, Spread on the Grass, Lay on It, Get Comfy, and Watch the Fireworks Quilt."

    Whew, that’s a long-named quilt…

    —Crazy Cuban on June 8, 2013
  • I enjoy hanging my quilts. I have a quilt rack and I change out quilts according to holiday and seasons. I just need more time to make more quilts!

    —Janet M on June 8, 2013
  • I haven’t purposely used quilts to decorate. My current project is usually out & on display. I do like the idea of putting a quilt on the porch. I think it would make it so comfy & homey & welcoming!

    —Elizabeth Tallau on June 8, 2013
  • I use most quilts I have made to decorate, table toppers, hanging on the stairway railing, over the back of my favorite chair, wall hangings. I have to display all that beauty.

    —Jodi on June 8, 2013
  • Okay, so I use quilts and fabric all over. This week I put out a tablecloth and valance out made of flag fabric because Flag Day is Friday. I have quilts on my beds, folded over the couch and chairs, on the end, coffee and sofa tables. Maybe a couple hanging on the wall. And the fabric also decorates my sewing area even if it’s not so neatly stashed. Quilting is just so much fun. I just spent this last Saturday stitching with my friends (called "Stitch and Bitch"), even get a little of each of these things done. So much fun!

    —Rita Scott on June 9, 2013
  • I decorate my furniture with my quilts and change them with the seasons. I generally have 5 quilts in my living room alone, on the chairs and couches.

    —Gloria on June 9, 2013

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