7 Ways to Display Small Quilts with Lynette Jensen

Thimbleberries Project of the Month -- Table Runner Quilt PatternsLooking for innovative ideas for decorating with your small quilts? Lynette Jensen has 7 tips for you that are sure to strike a chord. With small quilt patterns, like table runner quilt patterns and table toppers, we can get carried away and make more than we have room for. With these tips, you can break out those quilts you have stored away and have some fun!

Lynette Jensen is at it again with a lovely Autumn Table Topper and offers many ways to display quilts like this, so you don’t have to be choosy when deciding on which projects to work on. Add another table topper to your list!

Although this Autumn Table Topper project was design to be used as on a table, I thought I would share with you some of the other ways I use this size project. We all have many of them, and sometimes it is nice to use them in unusual ways. Here are some suggestions you may want to try with your collection of smaller quilts…

TIP 1: Fancy Up Your Cupboards
Display on a cupboard door. The colors in the quilt are repeated within the objects kept in the cupboard.

TIP 2: Decorate in Containers
I often use my small quilts as “quilt bouquets” in decorative containers. The colors of the quilts are the emphasis, not the piecing. Use many small quilts in really large containers for a big impact. Fold the quilt as you would a paper fan and then fold in half. It automatically fans out when put in the container.

TIP 3: Dress Up Your Bathroom
When I am “dressing” a bathroom for show and I know that the bath towels are not going to be used, I will combine my smaller quilts with bath towels to display the wonderful color, texture and quilt design.

TIP 4: Beds are for Smaller Quilts, too!
When laid on point with other quilts, the smaller quilts can be used on a bed, not just as a table topper.

Thimbleberries Project of the Month -- Table Runner Quilt Patterns

TIP 5: Showcasing Made Simple
If the back of a couch is exposed, it serves as a great place to showcase smaller quilts. As a matter of fact, it is much easier than trying to make a larger quilt work on the back of a couch.

TIP 6: Anchor Your Quilts!
Since the pillows on many couches are not attached, it is handy for tucking the quilt in between the couch back and the couch pillows to secure the quilt.

TIP 7: Front and Center
And as always, table toppers are also perfectly sized for wall quilts.

Thimbleberries Project of the Month -- Table Runner Quilt Patterns

Hopefully, this has given you some fresh and exciting ideas for showcasing your table topper quilts in your home. I know quilters are always looking for ways to display their quilts and enjoy the beautiful color and texture they add to a home.

Thimbleberries Project of the Month Club -- Table Runner Quilt PatternsThanks Lynette! Great ideas, as always. You can find Lynette’s Autumn Table Topper, and other stunning and fun-to-make projects, offered in the Thimbleberries Project of the Month Club.

What’s your favorite Thimbleberries project? Take a look to see what project you’d be most excited to make and tell us about it in the comments section below before Wednesday, 11/9/16 at midnight for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle from Lynette’s new fabric collection, River Song. Keep an eye out for an email in your inbox with the subject line, “WINNER! River Song Fat Quarter Bundle from RJR Fabrics.” Good luck to all!

Carrie Sisk, Online Editor, Fons & Porter


Happy Quilting!

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10 thoughts on “7 Ways to Display Small Quilts with Lynette Jensen

  1. Of these current choices, my favorite is Kaleidoscope Table Runner because it is so colorful & versatile. I love all of Lynette Jensen’s Thimbleberries fabrics and easy to follow, clear, concise directions.

  2. I’d love to make the Flower House table topper, but I would give this to my friend, as she LOVES everything Thimbleberries and I am still learning from her to become a better quilter. Thanks for the projects and ideas!

  3. I like the garden vine wall quilt project. It is so interesting and everything. Yeah like quilting is pretty unique and interesting. Thank you so much. Blessings of love and light. ~ Gabrielle.