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Thread: How to hang a quilt "on point"?

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    How to hang a quilt "on point"?

    I have a fairly large quilt I want to hang "on point". Aside from nailing it on the wall (!), the only other approach I can think of is to put a sleeve through the middle horizontally to keep it open and hang it with a ring on the top. It will be too heavy for Command Strips but it's not a "permanent" installation. Other ideas????? Please?!!!!

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    I would think you would need a sleeve on 2 adjacent sides of the quilt.

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    The center sleeve is how it's done at shows, with a small sleeve at the top in lieu of a ring. Don't know if that helps you any.
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    I agree with ghostrider. I would put a sleeve across the whole center, with something on the wall to support both ends of the rod to handle the weight of half the quilt, then a smaller sleeve, maybe about 10 or so inches from the top, again with a hanging mechanism on both ends, then something at the very top. I still would be concerned that the quilt would distort if hung too long.
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    I have seen a circle quilt hung by cutting a half circle out of foam core that slipped inside of a half circle sleeve. Can you sew triangles of fabric in the four corner and slip them over a wooden stretcher frame?

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    Reading Tartan's response gave me an idea.....

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    Jan, that looks like a good idea to me.

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    The size of the quilt has not been stated, but if it's anything larger than a small wall hanging, foam core will not support the weight, let alone the corners. Since it's too heavy for Command Strips, there's no way hooks through foam core will work. Just my opinion of course, and experience. I've had a non-square quilt shown successfully with dual sleeves in 16 shows.
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    Thank you for the ideas so far. The hanging is 40" square.

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