DIY Metal Quilt Ladder

I didn't stand a chance at not becoming a creative soul. Both of my parents are incredibly creative! They each have their own outlets. My Mom quilts, crafts, sews, etc. My dad can build just about anything you would like and has a great eye for color. He is Sassafras Lane's biggest supporter. He helps stuff patterns, gives us a sometimes needed third opinion, helped put together the Orange Studio and is constantly looking for ways to help. The idea of a quilt ladder came up when my parents were renovating the house. We found the perfect spot and started brainstorming. My Dad headed off to the hardware store and came back with an amazing idea and all the materials. 

He started to put together galvanized steel pipes. You know, the stuff used for plumbing! It was really greasy and we had our doubts. But once he cleaned it all up and brought it in, we loved it! The ladder has 7 rungs and hangs 4 inches off the wall.

If there is any interest in a tutorial to make one yourself, let me know. I will get in cahoots with my Dad! Thanks for stopping by. Happy Friday!


sarah schraw

sarah schraw said:

It will be the envy of every quilter!


Katie said:

I love this idea! Looks so great!


Katie said:

I love this idea! Looks so great!


Kathy said:

This is so creative and fun! I’d love to make it for my sewing room, please do post the DIY instructions! Thank you for sharing!


RobinSue@RobinSueQuilts said:

Wow! You are so lucky to have such a creative dad. The ladder is a great idea – what a terrific way to show off your quilts!


Leah said:

This is awesome! I would love to know how he did it so I can attempt to make something similar for my sewing room!

Cynthia Land

Cynthia Land said:

I would love to have a tutorial – the design is fantastic and doesn’t take up any floor space.

Thank you.

gloria g.

gloria g. said:

yes….this is beautiful….I love it. Now, to find someone to make one for me…..Thanks for sharing…..happy in quilting, gloria g. Hemingway, SC


Nsanfro said:

Yes please post instructions if you haven’t already!

Sandy N

Sandy N said:

I love it! I would love to see a tutorial. Thanks!

Billie Eberle

Billie Eberle said:

Looks amazing, especially if the oil could be removed.

Sharon nafe

Sharon nafe said:

Do still have the plans? I would love to give them to my husband, so he could make for Valentine’s Day!
Way to go Dad!

Gina Korte

Gina Korte said:

Good morning. I stumbled upon your post this morning. It’s exactly what I’ve been wanting to do with my quilt collection. Do you still have the quantities of each pipe, length and diameter. I’d love to just recreate yours.

Many thanks!


cindy said:

I was wondering if you still have the DIY instructions for the the pipe quilt holder? Its awesome!!! Or a video or whatever you have? If you do, could I please have them or buy them?

Thank you so much!


Trisha said:

I would love the DIY instructions for this! Specifically, how did you clean the pipes and fittings? Did you seal them with anything after assembled, like a clear coat? Love this idea!


Rose said:

I was wondering if you still have instructions to make the DIY metal quilt ladder? Thank you in advance for your help.

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