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Securing Quilt Used as Area Rug

I have a quilt that has been in the family for several generations. I would love to use it as an area rug in my guest bedroom. Can anyone suggest how I can keep the quilt/rug in place, so it will not slide on the floor?

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Rene from Iron City, TN

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January 20, 20080 found this helpful

i forget what its called but walmart and big lots sells rolls of a type of rubber matting that is webbed and it comes in differant colors , widths and lenghts, and it works great for that, i use it on my chineele rugs that use to slip around. it also works well to keep anything from slidding or moving. i use it in my motorhome shelves to keep plates, pans etc from moving and its under our microwave in there which works. and i just added a tiny piece under my sewing machine to keep it from sliding off my antique metal table as a sew. just go to the section where they sell mops, etc you'll see it there starting at .99 cent for the cheapest one which is like 12 inches wide by 3 feet then the sizes just get bigger and prices go up a bit higher. even lowes has it. soory but i can not recall the name of it at the moment.

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January 20, 20080 found this helpful

I'm not sure if you are serious or trying to get a reaction. If I were lucky enough to have a quilt that survived "several generations", I surely wouldn't put it on the floor to be ruined by walking on it.

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If you want everyone to see it, you could use it on the bed or hang it on the wall.

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January 20, 20080 found this helpful

I'm with mckaysatt. If you use it as a rug it will tear up in no time. Please consider hanging it on a wall like the work of art that it is. Or do you want to use it as a rug because it's already in bad shape? If so, cut it into pieces and frame them, make pillows, make a headboard, etc....

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January 21, 20080 found this helpful

mckaysatt , I'm definitely serious! The quilt needs a lot of repair, and my extra bedroom has little or no traffic for months on end! So said, I do appreciate your feedback. Thanks to theseamstress for your advice.

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January 21, 20080 found this helpful

how about a quilt rack ? Easily enough done :long wooden towel rack !

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September 26, 20080 found this helpful

Please hang on wall or quilt rack. Do a little mending. If you have a grand baby or one on the way see if you can salvage some of the quilt for the baby.

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What a wonderful thing to pass down.

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September 5, 20150 found this helpful

How did your quilted rug turn out? I have a quilt I am turning into a area rug due to the damage as well. I have gone to Lowe's and gotten a non-slip rug pad to put under my quilt.

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