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Lighted Quilt Hanger


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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