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    Hanging sleeve - help

    is there a simple way to make a hanging sleeve? I have many wall hangings but need a better method of putting up. thx

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    Re: Hanging sleeve - help

    I sew one side into the binding when I am sewing that on and the other side I hand stich down
    Patrice

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      #3
      Re: Hanging sleeve - help

      I have put many a sleeves on my wall hangings, but I have found another way to hang them. It seems with the sleeve, I was still ending up putting holes in the wall from putting nails there. We had just painted our living room and didn't want nail holes, so now I use push pins! That's right. They come in different colors so you can mostly match your fabric too. I put a push pin in each upper right hand corner and just push in to the wall.

      I also have a small, about 12"x12" wall hanging and the person just took a narrow piece of fabric and put 2 pieces diagonally on each side on the back. It goes from the top to the edge. Then put a thin dowel rod through it. I am also using a push pin to hang the dowel rod on. No nail holes!

      Hugs,
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsbytrish
      http://quiltdreaming.blogspot.com
      http://pinterest.com/TrishLapp


      What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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        Re: Hanging sleeve - help

        thanks for your ideas; I have used push pins and even thumb tacks; however I found a magnetic curtain rod that fits the front of my refrigerator - so I can cover it with quilted art!!!! Just looking for a simple way to add sleeves to existing pieces - since the binding is already finished

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          #5
          Re: Hanging sleeve - help

          A magnetic curtain rod - that sounds pretty neat - have to keep my eyes out for that! Do you remember where you bought yours?
          When I started quilting, I was never taught how to put the sleeve on before the binding was done, so always added it later. Just cut the width to just within the width of your piece, the length about an inch and a half - depending on how thick your rod is, fold the top and bottom under and also the sides and just tack it on by hand. Just don't sew your ends closed or you'll never get your rod through them.
          Make sure it goes almost to the edge on the sides so that it hangs nicely.

          Hugs,
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsbytrish
          http://quiltdreaming.blogspot.com
          http://pinterest.com/TrishLapp


          What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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            #6
            Re: Hanging sleeve - help

            Trish - my 'Cabin Santa' is hanging on the front of my frig!!!!!

            I think I bought the magnetic curtain rod at Home Depot or maybe Lowes. I had been using it on the side of the frig, which is near my sink, to hang hand and dish towels. When I took down my fall wallhanging the room looked so bare, I need to get busy and make sure I have enough seasonal art to keep it covered. I'm fortunate (or not :-) that three sides of the frig are available ---- so the usual notes, family pics, coupons, etc can still have a home.

            Good luck finding one!

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              #7
              Re: Hanging sleeve - help

              Thank you - I have mentioned it to my DH and maybe I'll get one for Christmas? It not, I'll be sure to be looking for one myself.

              Hugs,
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsbytrish
              http://quiltdreaming.blogspot.com
              http://pinterest.com/TrishLapp


              What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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                #8
                Re: Hanging sleeve - help

                I took a REALLY easy way out to display my wall hangings: take a look at this link - you can decorate the yardstick and/or the clothespins any way you'd like - or not at all!!

                http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2010/11...rt-holder.html

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                  #9
                  Re: Hanging sleeve - help

                  What a cool idea to sell at a craft show! I have to see where I can buy some rulers or yard sticks!

                  Hugs,
                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsbytrish
                  http://quiltdreaming.blogspot.com
                  http://pinterest.com/TrishLapp


                  What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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