Dear Quilt Doctor,
I made this darling wall hanging for my breakfast nook and my husband refuses to let me discreetly nail it to the wall. I see them hanging on my friends' walls and want to know the secret to how they do it.
You've taken the time to make something beautiful for your home, why not take just a little more time to make a hanging sleeve for it? It will look better on your wall and your husband will be happy because he can make sure it's put up 'properly.' Plus you won't have those ugly holes to fill later.
Actually, you could hang those smaller quilts, ones that are less than 25" or so, with a couple of pins in the corners, or with quilting clips. Look for the clips at your local quilt shop. Larger quilts really need a hanging sleeve in order to keep them looking nice over a long period of time.
For the most part, the hanging sleeve is a double layer of fabric that is sewn into a tube and then hand sewn to the back of your quilt. When you're done, you slide a dowel into the sleeve in order for it to hang. (For specific instructions, click here.)
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