Friday, September 2, 2011

That Quilt Holder . . . . . .

Every time the stand I use to photograph my quilts makes it into a picture on my blog I always get a few questions, like "what's that quilt holder"and "where did you get that quilt holder" . . .


Here's the picture that generated the last group of questions.

Well that quilt holder is one of the most handy things to have around for photographing my quilts. It sure has been nice to take pictures whenever I want and not when my last quilt holder, Mr Cupcake, was available. Plus, he could never get them perfectly level, and then after only maybe 20 shots would start complaining about the quilts getting heavy. Our lives sure have improved since I got that stand.

It's really not even a quilt holder, it is a backdrop support used for photography. I bought mine here. Mine's by EOS Lighting but lots of folks make them. I've had mine for probably 5 years, it was a birthday present from my father-in-law. I noticed they've gone up in price since I got mine.

Here's everything you get, two stands, a pole to hold the quilt, some clips and a bag to store and carry it all. It stretches out and up to accommodate all sizes of quilts, even kingsize, and it's very sturdy. I've used it outside and so far, it's never blown over.



The clips do a great job. I think the thing I like best about this holder is that it's very easy to assemble and hang a quilt all by myself, anytime I want.

So the next time my quilt stand makes it into a shot, I can just point folks back to this post instead of looking it up and finding that website every time..... sometimes it takes me awhile, but I do eventually come up with a good idea.

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip! SEems like you could hang a big piece of batting off there and use it as a design wall, too.

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  2. I have the same stand, but usually because I have a sleeve on the back, I just slide the upper pole in the sleeve and don't need clamps. Although, I think I might purchase the clamps for when I don't have a sleeve. Great idea.

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  3. That's a cool setup! I can't help but notice how perfectly flat your quilt is hanging too!

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  4. I try to make do with free quilt-holders like my fence, but when that isn't tall enough, I have just found out that my back yard gazebo is just the right height for a regular twin size quilt.

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  5. Now how cool is that?? You know, all of my quilts that are being held by the other Cottage members always have feet! They are cute, but sometimes I like quilt pictures that don't walk :-)

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  6. Thank you, Thelma! I am going to look into getting one for myself. I can't believe you could get 20 shots out of your quilt-holder-husband. I'm lucky to get two - LOL!

    dlwharp@yahoo.com

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this information. I will certainly be on the look out for this. Judy C in NC - I already said this, that quilt is stunning and what an absolute beautiful job you did.

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  8. Thanks for that post, info and link. I think this would be a great addition at the QP for photographing client quilts.

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  9. What a great gift and a great idea!

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  10. I made a big mistake by donating my stand away a few years ago. I had not used it in quite a while and did not know I would have a use for it in the future.

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  11. Brilliant idea...I need to write a note to Santa with a link to this blogpost!

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  12. Holy Cow, who's looking at the quilt stand when there's such a drop dead gorgeous quilt hanging there??? Wonderfully done.

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