Thursday, November 3, 2011

How to hang a quilt….

 

I love to make wall hangings to give to friends and relatives, but I always worry about how they will hang them.  A few weeks ago, Susan Brubaker Knapp posted a tutorial on her blog about how to hang a quilt on a nail (just like a picture).  Here is my version ……

  -  Cut a piece of fabric that is the same width as the finished quilt and about 2/3rds of the length of the piece.

  -  Fold all four edges in 1/4 inch, the fold them again and stitch in place…..

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  -  Place the piece on the back of the quilt, approximately 1/2 inch from the edges and top.  Pin in place…..

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  -  Measure 1/3 of the way from the top of the finished quilt and draw two lines, one inch apart.  Repeat on both sides……

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  -  Hand sew around the sides and top of the sleeve, leaving the 1 inch area between the marks open.

 

  -  Cut a piece of foam core board slightly smaller than the width of the sleeve, and about 2/3rds of the length of the finished quilt. 

  -  Carefully insert the board into the sleeve making sure that it doesn’t bind or stretch the quilt.

  -  Insert a pencil in the openings on the side and mark the edge of the board…..

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  -  Remove the board from the sleeve and  use a needle to poke a hole thru the board.  I stuck a piece of Duct Tape on the front and back to reinforce the area….

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  -  Cut two pieces of picture wire, each the width of the piece.  Thread each piece of wire thru a hole and twist off the end to secure it.

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  -  Place the board back into the sleeve, running the wires thru the holes….

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Tie the wires together and twist the ends to finish….DSC01222 

Now it hangs easily on a single nail and is flat and square and makes a wonderful addition to my husband’s office!!!!

 

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2 comments:

Karen said...

Now, that's very smart. I really like that idea!

Maggi said...

Great tip. Thanks for sharing this.

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