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Making A Hanging Sleeve

Prepare your quilt for hanging by adding a sleeve to the back.


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Let size be your guide when determining how to hang your quilt. Smaller quilts can be hung with purchased clips, sewn-on tabs, or pins applied to the corners. Larger quilts require a hanging sleeve attached to the back to accommodate a wooden dowel or decorative curtain rod. Adding a hanging sleeve may take a few more minutes, but it will be worth it in the long run. Your effort preserves your hours of work with less distortion and damage.

Measure quilt top's edge. Cut a 6"- to 10"-wide strip of prewashed fabric 2" longer than the quilt's top edge. Fold under 1-1/2" on both ends of fabric strip. Sew 1/4" from raw edges.