June 18, 2010

How to hang a small quilt

LONG TIME AGO when posting this project, I thought it would be a good idea to share the way that I make a small quilt hang-able.

It's super easy, and I kind of feel like I'm cheating when I do this, but it works so well.

First, I make a sleeve by taking a 1 inch (or so, it doesn't have to be exact) piece of muslin and iron over the unfinished edges. I whipstitch it to the back of the quilt with one end closed, one end open.

Then I simply take a bamboo BBQ skewer (the big kind work best as they're more sturdy) or two, to fit the length of the quilt, and slide it/them into the sleeve.

Sew up the open end with a few more hand stitches.

To make a hanger for the quilt I just sew on a small washer right smack dab in the middle of the sleeve. I always make sure to sew it on low enough that it won't show when hung up.

The skewers make the top edge of the quilt nice and stiff to ensure that your beautiful quilt will hang straight.

That's it. Piece of cake.

June 17, 2010

Quilted Photo Wallhanging

Here is the finished product.  Quilted and hung on the wall.  I. LOVE. IT.