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Closet Rod for Hanging Blanket In Doorway - quilt hanging in placeWe have had some unusually cold weather for our area. Temperatures were below freezing and in the teens and single digits at night for over a week. With us trying to conserve the heat, the small add-on addition to the northwest side of our house got down below 40 degrees which made the bedroom cold with the hollow door in-between the two rooms.

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I put my thinking cap on and came up with the idea of putting a closet rod on the door frame to hang a quilt over the door. The plastic rod holders are white and when the weather gets warmer, I can take the rod down and the holders will not be that noticeable.

I took a queen size quilt and folded it in half. For a trial, I turned the top over and pinned it with safety pins and hung it on the rod. I could tell a difference right away. It was like putting a blanket on the bed.

I might get a needle and thread and do a better job of hemming, but the safety pins are working just fine and since this is temporary it just might stay like that until spring. Also, I may move the rod up closer to the top of the door. Heat rises and cold air settles so I really don't think it will make that much difference.

I enjoy cold weather, but not that cold. I might have to invest in some long johns if we have another cold spell like that.

Total Time: 45 minutes

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Steps:

  1. Measure where you want to place the rod holders.
  2. Use drill to drill a small hole to start a screw.
  3. Attach the holders to the door frame.
  4. Closet Rod for Hanging Blanket In Doorway  - closet rod hanger
     
  5. Cut the rod to fit the holders.
  6. Closet Rod for Hanging Blanket In Doorway - wooden rod in holder
     
  7. Hem (or pin) the top of the blanket to run the rod through.
  8. Closet Rod for Hanging Blanket In Doorway - quilt pinned over rod
     
  9. Place blanket on rod and hang on the rod holders.
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January 24, 20180 found this helpful

I removed the blanket and basted the hem. This gives it a little trim and makes it look a little better. This is just temporary and I'm going to be on the look out for a thick curtain to hang here when needed.

 
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January 24, 20181 found this helpful

This really does help. Here is another tip that might work.

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January 24, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks Sandi. To tell the truth, I am really enjoying the quilt hanging in the doorway. When it's not so cold and I am in and out of that room, I can leave the door open and the quilt is still hanging and doing it's job of keeping the cold out of the bedroom.

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February 23, 20180 found this helpful

For the past week and half we have had warmer weather and I took the quilt and rod down and rolled it up together and put it out of sight. The holders on the door frame are hardly noticeable.

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Winter is not over yet but if it turns cold I'm ready and can put that quilt back up in a jiffy.

 
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