Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Thrifty Find: Quilt Rack

I got to go out thrifting with my mom and aunt yesterday. Lately I haven't been having much luck with sewing/quilting supplies so I was completely prepared for just finding the usual home decor items and unique clothes. I was pleasantly surprised as I approached the back of the second store we visited. Sitting upside down was a broken piece of furniture that appeared to be a quilt rack. Sure enough, it was and it was quite pretty, even with pieces dangling.

I wish I would have taken a before picture but it wouldn't even stand up on it's own. Last night I grabbed a screw driver and wood glue. I took almost the entire rack apart, reinforced areas with glue and properly tightened everything up. When I woke up this morning I found a perfectly stable, beautiful quilt rack just waiting to hold some quilts!

All it needs now is a round finial on the bottom left (one was missing) and some stain touch up on the top 4 corners. It was just a little damaged from being kept upside down at the thrift shop. 

Not bad for $20 and just 30 minutes of work. Especially considering that I found this rack online at Sears for $50! I am quite happy with this thrifty find . . . I can't wait to finish up some new quilts to hang on it!

Happy Quilting!


  1. Now you need to make a quilt to display on your new rack. Good job!

    1. Thank you, Cheryl! I will be busy sewing . . . such great motivation!