When I bought my 1922 Bungalow in July of last year, I knew it had all original wood floors and wide, dark wood work. I knew the wood work included picture rail. I knew that I was a quilter and that I liked displaying my quilts on the walls. But I had no idea how all these facts were going to come together.
Well, picture rail is a wonderful thing if you like to display quilts on the walls. Unlike my previous house, I can hang quilts of any size without putting holes in the walls. I can move quilts a little to the right or left, raise or lower them, replace with a quilt of a different size, all with no holes!
I bought a couple of packages of drapery hooks. Using wire cutters, I remove part of the hook so that it better fits the profile of my picture rail. Then I cut kite string to length and tie a loop in each end. My wall-size quilts all have a rod pocket on the back, so I pass a café rod through the pocket, string a hook on each side, and hang my quilt. My sister assures me that decorative hooks are produced for the purpose, and there could be a prettier solution than my kite string, but the system works.