Easy-to-make tabs instantly bring your quilts up off the bed and onto the walls as functional art. When you add tabs to a quilt, you add decorative options that far surpass the traditional. Hang them as soft-scape headboards in a bedroom, as drapes at a window (with protective light-blocking liners behind) or even as eclectic room dividers, when you mount the hanging rod from the ceiling instead of the wall. Several simple methods of attaching tabs to quilts exist -- some more permanent than others.
1 Use scissors to cut 1/2 yard of 1-inch-wide ribbon into five 3-inch lengths. Retain the leftover ribbon for another project.
2 Fold each length of ribbon in half to make loops that are 1 1/2 inches long, pin them at the edge and lay them aside.
3 Measure across the top edge of your wall quilt to find the center and mark it with a pin. Find the one-quarter and three-quarter marks and place pins at each. Attach the first piece of ribbon at your center mark and pin it into place on the back of the quilt. Pin two more pieces of ribbon onto the quilt, one at each end. Pin the last two pieces at the one-quarter and three-quarter marks on the quilt. You should have five ribbon tabs pinned across the top edge of the quilt at equal intervals.
4 Hand-stitch each tab in place on the back of the quilt using needle and thread. Remove all pins.
5 Slide the tabs of the quilt onto the hanging rod and place the rod onto the mounted hardware to display the quilt.