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Lighted Quilt Hanger

By Randy Johnson

Decorative quilts
make great wall
displays, and this quilt
valance gives you an
easy way to show off a
quilt—with light, no less.
The top of the valance
doubles as a small shelf for
displaying plates or other
collectibles. The design can
easily adapt to any quilt size.

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Glue the valance boards around the light board. You can remove the
clamps very quickly if you pin the joint with brad nails.

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Install the lights and the transformer on the bottom
side of the light board. Snap the light and lens onto
the mounting ring and run all the wires, except the power
cord, through the holes to the top side of the light board.

Hang the quilt by engaging the screw eyes in
the clamping boards to hooks below the light
board. It’s an easy, one-person job. Run the power
cord behind the quilt, turn on the lights and enjoy!

This story originally appeared in American Woodworker July 2005, issue #115.

July 2005, issue #115

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