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Thread: "After the Fact" Quilt Sleeves

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    Senior Member annesthreads's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I made a tube, turned it inside out then seamed the open edge close. I then whip stitched it to the top of the quilt just below the binding.
    I just did this too - I usually sew the sleeve into the binding, but forgot on this occasion and couldn't face undoing the binding again. Adding the sleeve afterwards seems to have worked well - but this is a fairly small wall hanging.

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    I always put the sleeve on after the binding. I make my tube then I cut a piece of Steam-a-Seam about 2/3 to 3/4 the width of the tube (depending on the diameter of the rod) and attach the tube to the back right below the binding. I've never had a problem with the tube becoming unattached and it doesn't show from the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce888 View Post
    I always put the sleeve on after the binding. I make my tube then I cut a piece of Steam-a-Seam about 2/3 to 3/4 the width of the tube (depending on the diameter of the rod) and attach the tube to the back right below the binding. I've never had a problem with the tube becoming unattached and it doesn't show from the front.
    What size pieces are you hanging with this method (i.e., Steam-a-Seam)? I wouldn't trust it with large wall quilts and certainly not with hanging lap or bed size quilts. The quilt in question is 54" x 69", fairly large to hang 'by glue', but that's just my opinion mind you.
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    If its a wall hanging, I like to add the sleeve before I do the binding, I do it differently for a larger quilt.

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    If it is for a show or you think you may enter it into a show then you need to follow national guidelines. AQS has a description of what they want and most states I have been to follow those. A completed 4" sleeve across the back of the quilt. If you've done such a good enough job you want to display the quilt, then make the sleeve as if you were entering a quilt show.

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    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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