You will need to add a quilt sleeve on the back if you intend to hang your quilt or wallhanging.
You can slide a rod or dowel through the sleeve and hang it on two nails.
Most quilt shows also require a sleeve on the back of your quilt to facilitate hanging the quilts.
Measure the width of your quilt, then
If you have not yet sewn on the binding, pin the sleeve to the upper edge of your quilt, flush with the edge.
As you are sewing your binding on to your quilt, you will sew through the sleeve and secure it.
In order to secure the lower edge of your sleeve, you must hand stitch it through the back of the quilt only.
In order to accommodate the dowel or rod, push the outer layer of your sleeve up about ¼” and pin in place.
If you want to add a sleeve to a quilt which has already been bound:,
Once you have finished adding your sleeve, you need to "show off" your creation. To get ideas on how to display your quilt Click Here
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