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Thread: "After the Fact" Quilt Sleeves

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    "After the Fact" Quilt Sleeves

    Does anyone know of an easy way to attach a hanging sleeve to a quilt after the binding has been put on?
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    how big is the quilt? Weight matters.
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    It's 54" x 69".
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    Do you want the hanger to show?
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    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.
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    sometimes i cheat a little on the hand sewing of the sleeve. if one of the borders is appropriately distanced from the edge, i open the sleeve fabric and stitch in the ditch from the front along the border seam line with the fabric pinned to the back then i only have to hand sew the two open edges together to the quilt
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    Assuming you hand sewed the binding on the back, I would take the back binding stitching out and add the hanger sleeve on, then resew the top binding.
    JT

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    The 'normal' way to sew hanging sleeves on is after the binding. They go below the binding in order to keep the sleeve from showing when hung. Instructions..
    http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com...lt-sleeve.html
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    Thanks to all of you for this info. I have also wanted to know this method or procedure. Teresa

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    FWIW, I would never want it sewn into the binding. I don't like them on quilts and would want to make sure they are a temporary addition.

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