Tool Review Tuesday: Hang It Dang It
2.21.2017

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart.


Featured Tool: Hang It Dang It by Innovative Solutions, Item #82328, 82131

Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann

What is this tool typically used for?

Hanging quilts of various sizes on walls. The larger one can hang quilts between 35″ and 68″ and the smaller 21″ to 40″.

How did you use it?

I hung a 41″ square quilt in our bedroom with the larger Hang It Dang It.

How did using it go?

The Hang It Dang It does require a sleeve – which my quilt already had. The instructions were simple for centering the quilt on the rod. I did have a little trouble hanging the quilt at first. There is a grooved area nailed to the wall for the rod to clamp into. The rod fit well but the fabric of the sleeve bunched up so the quilt did not hang evenly. I found that making a small slit in the sleeve allowed the rod to fit in the clamp directly without any fabric involved.

How long did it take you to learn how to use it?

It took a bit to figure out the issue mentioned above – but overall it was quick and easy to install.

What did you like best?

One nail in the wall works for either size of hanger- and the flexibility to display wall hangings of different sizes as well.

What did you like the least?

Having to fuss a bit with getting the quilt to hang straight without bunching up the sleeve. It is so easy to fix with a little slit in the sleeve or making a two-part sleeve that it is a non-issue.

Could you see another potential use for Hang It Dang It?

Hmmm… Could hang other things made of fabric such as a tapestry or banner. It will hold up to 40 lbs so perhaps there are other applications.

Why do you NEED it?

The Hang It Dang It is a quick, flexible, and easy way to hang quilts up to 68″ wide. It is especially useful for quilters who like to change their wall hangings with the seasons, as new projects are completed, and with changes in decor. Having the two sizes increases the possibilities.

Who would appreciate a Hang It Dang It most?

These are perfect for:

  • Beginner, Intermediate and Expert quilters
  • Anyone eager to display a finished project!

Can I see Hang It Dang It in action?

You can view the demo of the Hang It Dang It here.

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2 comments

  1. Becky Schultz - February 21, 2017

    Great review, as I have wondered how such a slim rod could hold up 40 lbs. This may be a product I will have to check into. Love the fact that it only takes one nail! Ann, do you feel that one nail is secure enough? Thanks!

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    • Ann - February 23, 2017

      Becky – Only one nail is needed for the hanger but there are ways to make a nail more secure. If you are concerned, a heavy nail with a drywall sinker may help. Better ask someone knowledgeable about that though.

      We did check the rod size for both hangers and they are the same size…so, you can hang one nail with its clamp and it will fit both size hangers – that really adds to the flexibility.

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