Apart from the effects of the demolition derby and the painful sight of our dated decoration the main reason for redecorating the hall is to answer that perpetual question "So what are you going to do with that quilt?" I don't actually think I have to do anything with it - process is as good as product and all that. But actually, whilst I have no problem hording cupboards of lap- and -upwards sized quilts and rotating which ones I watch TV under, I am inhibited from making smaller ones because they will never see the light of day. So, the plan is to turn our hall/ stairs/ landing into a gallery where I can rotate my own wall quilts.
And so to Google for ideas. I want to be able to rotate quilts of different colours so will go for a neutral wall space. However, the quilts are likely to differ in size and as they are not made yet(!) I can't plan what so going where. So, how shall I plan to hang them? Particularly on this wall, which is high and needs somthing pre-installed that I can either reach without a stepladder or which can be pulled up and down easily. (It is the bathroom wall which overhangs the whole stair well.)
I could put up fixed poles and make quilts sized to the space. That will work fine on this overhang wall which will take one single large quilt well. I am happy fishing a pole over the bannister onto a fixed cuphook when I want to change that quilt. But I feel that that fixed hooks at fixed heights and width would curtail spontaneous creativity for the other walls.
Ami Simms has a 'No See um' idea but unless I read it wrongly It still requires a fixed curtain rail although it allows for differing quilt widths.
These hangers are attractive and can be moved from quilt to quilt as required but still require nails in the wall which might become visible if I move to a smaller quilts. ( I am wondering if I install a high picture rail and use these over suspended picture hooks that might work?) Or, it seems you can use these removable adhesive strips with them - but that does not solve the problem of how to reach up to fill the space on the tall wall along the stairs.
I then recalled this method using monofilament and then then I found this pulley system - I have my Dad now exploring http://www.ironmongeryonline.com/ for pulleies to see if we can better the cost and design, not least, we thought, by desiging boxes to hide the unslightly pullies
Does anyone have experience of hanging quilts on a pulley system and have any advice for me?
Any other bright ideas?