This quilt batting holder is AWESOME! My husband surprised me by making it while I was out of town for a few days. The mount holds a roll of quilt batting up off the floor which allows all other surfaces in my craft and sewing room can be used in productive ways. We always need more surface space in a craft and sewing room, right? When it is time to baste a quilt, I just roll the batting out, measure the length I need, and cut it right off the quilt batting holder. It is so easy and convenient, but the best part? It was nearly free to make!
Quilt Batting Holder Supplies
- Pallet Wood
- 1″ Dowel
- 2.5″ Bolt (2)
- Nuts (4)
- Washers (2)
- Wood screws (8)
- Screws and anchors for hanging (4)
- Quilt Batting
- Screws and anchors for hanging
How to Make a Quilt Batting Holder
First, cut your pallet wood into two 16″ x 6″ pieces and four 16″ x 4″ pieces. Cut 45 degree angles in two of the 16″ x 4″ pieces at one end only. Go ahead and trim the dowel down to 106″ while you have your saw handy.
Drill a 1.25″ hole in one end of two 16″ x 4″ pieces that were not angled. Drill another hole 2″ in from the larger hole that will fit your bolt. The two angled 16″ x 4″ pieces need the same size hole for the bolt drilled at 1.5″ from the opposite end of the angle cut.
You may want to paint your quilt batting holder at this point. I chose to only paint the dowel, and the pallet wood got a coat of linseed oil to keep its rustic aesthetic.
Next, assemble one angled wood piece and one non-angled wood piece by placing the bolt through both pieces and securing them with a bolt, washer, and nuts on each end of the bolt. Repeat this step for the remaining wood pieces.
Separate the wood pieces so that the ends are flush against a larger 16″ x 6″ wood piece and screw them in with wood screws from the back. Repeat for the other side.
Now it is time to hang the brackets on the wall. Dave chose to grind hangers out of the back of the wood for a cleaner look. You could also screw them to the wall from the front. The inside of the brackets should measure 98″ apart.
Then slide the dowel through the hole in one of the brackets, add a roll of quilt batting (I prefer this one), and slide the dowel into the bracket on the other side.