Hand-Stitching and Pressing
Center the sleeve on the quilt backing about 1" below the binding with the seam facing toward the backing. Stitching through the backing and batting, slip-stitch the sleeve along both long edges and the portions of the short folded edges that touch the back. Note: Allow extra ease in the side of the sleeve away from the quilt back. Before stitching down the long bottom edge, fold up about 1/2", then stitch in place. This will prevent the rod from creating a ridge on the front side of the quilt when it is hanging from a large dowel or curtain rod.