Mak­ing a Hang­ing Sleeve

Annie's Quilt Spring 2019 - - Contents -

Wall quilts may be hung us­ing bone rings, tabs or us­ing a hang­ing sleeve to fit on a rod.

1. The size of the hang­ing sleeve de­pends on the di­am­e­ter of the rod. Smaller wall quilts use a nar­rower rod while larger quilts re­quire some­thing more sturdy.

2. To make a hang­ing sleeve to fit a quilt, cut a strip of fab­ric (or strips to join), 6"–10" wide and at least 11/2" longer than the width of the edge of the quilt.

3. Turn un­der each end of strip 1/4" and press. Turn un­der 1/2" again and press; stitch to hem.

4. Fold the hemmed strip with right sides to­gether along the length and stitch. Press seam open. Turn right side out and press with seam cen­tered.

5. Cen­ter the sleeve on the top back side of the quilt and hand-stitch the top edge in place.

6. Hand-stitch the back side of the sleeve to the quilt back­ing 1/2" from the bot­tom pressed edge. This al­lows space for the rod while pre­vent­ing pulling on the front of the quilt (Fig­ure A).

7. Stitch the hemmed edges touch­ing the quilt back in place to fin­ish.

8. Some quil­ters like to in­sert the hang­ing sleeve into the seam at the top edge when sewing bind­ing to the quilt edge.

To hang the quilt, in­sert the dowel or rod through the sleeve.

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