I’m a quilter, have been since I was 16. I have a lot of quilts. Some I’ve given away over the years, and some I’ve kept. As a result, I needed somewhere to store them, that would not take up a lot of space, but would still be attractive. Because of this, I decided to make a quilt ladder.
I searched pinterest (because that’s what I do when I’m looking for inspiration) and found that I kept going back to the ladder. I loved it, and there are so many fun and interesting ways that people have used it.
Best part about the ladder was that it would meet all of my needs. It was attractive, it would hold multiple quilts, it would not take up much space, and it would not cost a lot to make.
Win Win for me
This quilt ladder was very easy to make.
First, I started with 2 pieces 7 feet long, and 5 pieces that where 14 inches long. I then proceeded to screw and glue them together, with the risers spaced 13 inches apart.
Sorry, I apparently forgot to take pictures of this process.
From there, I sanded it all down, and stained it with my favorite stain, Minwax’s Jacobean.
After the staining process, I gave it a quick sanding to give it a kind of distressed look (basically, I just sanded where I would put my hands if I was using it as a ladder). Washed it all down and started the sealing process.
I applied three coats of sealer, giving it a light sanding in between each coat.
I then brought it inside, and hung up my quilts.
Very happy with the end result.
So what do you think? Do you have some extra quilts laying around that need a home?
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