Spruce up your spring with quilts: 10 ideas for National Decorating Month!

From 'Tis the Autumn SeasonDid you know that April is National Decorating Month? What better time is there to revisit the quilts you’ve lovingly made and put them on display—or make new ones!

We’ve rounded up some fun and unique ideas for decorating with quilts below; we hope they’ll inspire you to show off your quilts. Why? Because if you made them, you’ve earned a show-and-tell—give ’em some space to soak up the compliments!

Your smallest quilts can flock into a see-through enclosure, like this bird cage:

From Simple Whatnots
Simple Whatnots by Kim Diehl

While larger quilts can easily drape over any tall cabinet:

James River Crossing quilt
James River Crossing by Jo Morton, from
Simple Friendships

Ladders are always a perfect place to put your patchwork on display:

From Patches of Blue
Patches of Blue by Edyta Sitar

How about a mini-quilt wall dedicated to your tiny treasures?

From A Prairie Journey
A Prairie Journey by Kathleen Tracy

When not in use, a dining-room or kitchen table makes a great space to exhibit your work:

Awesome Land quilt
Awesome Land from
Oh, Scrap! by Lissa Alexander

Try draping a runner widthwise for a fresh take on fabric flair:

Farm Fresh table runner
Farm Fresh by Sue Pfau, from
Table-Runner Roundup

You don’t need a bed-sized quilt to make up a quilty bed!

Trifle quilt
Trifle by Janet Clare, from
Moda All-Stars: On a Roll

Out-of-doors quilts are a delightful surprise—hang one from the clothesline for a garden party or dinner al fresco:

Wish upon a Star quilt
Wish upon a Star from
French Farmhouse by Marie-Claude Picon

Got teeny-tiny quilts? They’ll command big attention on a simple clipboard:

Pride and Prejudice quilt
Pride and Prejudice from
Vintage Patchwork by Pam Buda

And our quickest quilt-decorating tip? Drape a quilt near a seating area, indoors or out—easy, fast, fabulous.

Walk This Way quilt
Walk This Way by Carrie Nelson, from
Red & White Quilts

We hope these ideas will inspire you to unfurl the quilts you love and give them the spotlight!

How many quilts currently help decorate your home? 

  • 1 to 5
  • 6 to 10
  • More than 10
  • I need to make a quilt!

Tell us in the comments!

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