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?
It will hold up to 40 lbs so perhaps there are other applications, such as tapestries or banners.
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!