Want to hang your quilt on a wall? Here is the best way to make a hanging sleeve for a quilt!
Most quilts are hung using a rod or a slat of wood, so they need a sleeve for hanging.
If you are entering your quilt into a show, most require hanging sleeves of either 4″ or 5″.
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The key is to have ‘slack’ in the sleeve so that the rod doesn’t warp the top of your quilt. Here is my favorite way to make a hanging sleeve for a quilt.
Hanging sleeves are a great way to display quilts, tapestries and other textile art pieces. Using this method allows you to display the piece without causing any damage. The piece is then hung with a rod or board that is inserted into the sleeve.
How wide should a hanging sleeve be?
Most quilt shows require the sleeves to be either 4-inch or 5-inch. I generally make mine 5-inch — better to be too big than too small!
How do you hang a quilt with a sleeve?
For personal display, I like to cut a piece of slat board about 1/2″ narrower than the quilt top finished width. Drill holes about 3/8″ from the end of both sides of the slat. Then I can use picture hanger in the holes to hang the quilt. Because the slat board is narrow in depth, the quilt will lie flat against the wall.
You can also use a dowel or rod in the sleeve. With a dowel, put eye hooks on the top of the dowel to hang the quilt.
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