I've been bumping into a stack of my quilts in my studio for a few months now. Paintings, I can hang on a wall of course, not stack them in a corner. But quilts that are not to be used necessarily, or given as a gift, what to do with them? After some thinking, I decided it would do my creative soul good to be able to have them out and somehow visibly displayed in my studio.
There is one smallish wall - too small for a design wall (and it's kind of behind a door)- that's actually perfect for a quilt ladder. And just like that, Peter made one for me! After we talked it over (he had no real idea of what I was talking about, thank goodness for pinterest) he played with the dimensions so that it would be wide enough to display a couple quilts across each "rung" and also utilized every bit of vertical space it can (low ceilings).
Now I can see and enjoy my quilts as I work in the studio (which can be a very positive thing on those days I feel nothing gets done in here). I was going to paint it white, but decided it's just right as it is. Not too bad, right?
Peter and I are by no means expert woodworkers (ha!), but I thought I would post instructions for my quilt ladder in case anyone out who's feeling handy might be able to use. (Click here for full sized how to page.) These are really rudimentary instructions, but hopefully easy to adapt to the space you have in mind. (We didn't bolt this one to the wall, but I would do that if it were in a high traffic area or if our kids were small.)