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    Lightbulb A clever idea recycling for a quilt display

    Occasionally I go to quiltsby.me to check out all the lovely's people have made. Someone uploaded a picture that they had recycled an unsafe older baby crib into a display for quilts. This is clever! Check it out....


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    Default Re: A clever idea recycling for a quilt display

    It is clever.
    I've actually been on the lookout for about a year for an old crib like this for quilts, scarves, and such.
    Sonic is learning to sew and quilt. .....

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    Default Re: A clever idea recycling for a quilt display

    Every quilter should have a baby crib for all purposes. I remember seeing one that was used for fabric storage (on bolts) with a cutting table on top - but can't find it now. Check out some of these though: https://www.google.com/search?q=upcy...ed=0CAcQ_AUoAg

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    It's a great idea! So many slats to use. I was driving home from my Dad's one night about a year ago and saw a white one sitting out for the trash. It didn't take me long to pop it into my car. I took off the hardware (gave all that to hubby to put in his garage) and I just lean the 2 sides up for hanging quilts. I have so many wall hangings, it's great for them cause you can get more of them on for display. I don't think DH would appreciate it if I would hang every single wall hanging I ever made. I would have a new wall color for sure!
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    Default Re: A clever idea recycling for a quilt display

    They make excellent quilt rack display, especially for large quilts that don't display nicely on those Big Box Stor quilt racks! Here's mine!Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: A clever idea recycling for a quilt display

    Oh Yes! This is made out of a baby crib

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    Glad to know that I am not alone in stopping and recycling trash into treasures !!! Have gotten a good many useful items that way, but the only crib so far was a vintage 1950 doll crib that DH refurbished into a working crib again for the Great Grands. They love it. Now I need to find a grown up version for us !!!!

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    Default Re: A clever idea recycling for a quilt display

    so good, must pass it on. TFS

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    Default Re: A clever idea recycling for a quilt display

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingtrish View Post
    It's a great idea! So many slats to use. I was driving home from my Dad's one night about a year ago and saw a white one sitting out for the trash. It didn't take me long to pop it into my car. I took off the hardware (gave all that to hubby to put in his garage) and I just lean the 2 sides up for hanging quilts. I have so many wall hangings, it's great for them cause you can get more of them on for display. I don't think DH would appreciate it if I would hang every single wall hanging I ever made. I would have a new wall color for sure!
    The reason why a lot of the older cribs are being found sitting out waiting for the trash man to pick them up is that since 2011 cribs that have sides that can be let down have been BANNED in the US and Canada. According to one article I read, you aren't allowed to sell the old cribs to someone who is going to use it for their baby.....it's against the law, although if you seen one getting ready to be destroyed, I don't think it would be a problem to turn it into a Quilt Rack !!!

    Here's the article.......
    http://www.huliq.com/10473/drop-side...ng-or-donating

    There's been a lot of babies / children who have been killed or injured in the older style Drop Side Cribs......When my son had his first child in 2012, I remarked on the fact that the sides didn't go down, and he just made mention that it was a new style of crib for safety reasons, he didn't mention that drop-side cribs had been banned.....and I didn't ask, Although just a couple of weeks ago, I have read a couple of YouTube posts from people who have commented on YouTube videos where the viewer has seen a used drop side crib being used, and basically the TEEN mom whose video channel this woman was watching ignored all the warnings from others who commented about the crib ban.. Which brings me to another point.....I found out that there's a lot of pre-teen and teen girls who are getting pregnant and DOCUMENTING their pregnancies on YouTube.com and making a lot of $$ per month ( some are making as much as $3,500.00 ( that's no mistake 3.5 K) per month ! (it does take effort to build a channel with a lot of subscribers....but wow....i wish I could figure out a way to make $3.5K per month....however, I don't think my cat Mason ( 16 months old ) has any special talents, and I can't imagine someone wanting to watch another Quilting YouTube Channel ! LOL

    I would love to find an old crib along side the road for displaying quilts too....but DH John ( who is a 4th generation carpenter ) said that it wouldn't be too hard to make a display rack.....maybe if I keep my fingers crossed he will surprise me....!
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    Default Re: A clever idea recycling for a quilt display

    Is this a recycled baby crib? Neat idea! Here's one my DH made for me......
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