So why did I buy the yardstick? To copy another of Sheryl's great quilt hanging ideas, of course (remember the vintage clothes hangers?). In the shop, she had several little quilts hanging on the wall attached to her store yardsticks.
I used metal clips with hooks from a wire hanger that I had--I have since found them for sale separately from the Ackfeld Wire Company. The hook part hangs nicely over the yardstick; the clips hold the quilt. To prepare the yard stick for mounting on the wall, I stuck two felt pads to the back to keep the yard stick from being flush against the wall--to have room for the hooks.
When I was grocery shopping this week I picked up the latest edition of Flea Market Style magazine and what did I find? Lots of project ideas using vintage rulers and yardsticks.