Dotty emailed to ask for details about the curtain rod I am using to hang quilts. I thought more of you would be interested in the details, so I'm answering her here.
The first thing I considered is the size of the quilts. What's the biggest quilt I might hang? I knew it was the one you see above, which is 84" x 84". So my curtain rod needed to be longer than 84" to give room for the rod finials plus a bit extra.
This is what I ordered: curtain rod. (from Amazon)
The rod was perfect, except... I didn't realize it was a double rod. Two rods. I decided to make it work. I'll save one rod for a window at our lake home. BUT, now I'd need new brackets, because it came with brackets to hold two curtain rods. I had to then order single brackets (I had to order two sets of two - I needed 3 so I'd have support in the middle.
I ordered these curtain ring clips. Even though many of my quilts have hanging sleeves, I'm using clips to hang them because of the center support on the rod. The quilt would be able to slide all way across with its sleeve. Make sense? I hope so.
Be sure to hang the rod high enough so your longest quilt will not hit the floor.
I know, this is very convoluted. Don't do what I did and order a double rod! (Though I will end up using the double brackets and extra rod at the lake.) Simply get a curtain rod that matches your decor that is about 10" longer than the width of the biggest quilt you plan to hang. AND mount a center bracket for the rod or you will have sagging.
Dotty, I hope that answers your question.