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Thread: Tabs vs sleeve for a quilt

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    Tabs work great on small/light quilts. If there is much weight, the tabs don't allow it to be evenly distributed and you can end up with dips/distortion. :D:D:D

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    Thanks. I use the triangle method, but my wall hangings have been relatively small so far. The one I am working on now is about 36 inches square, so I won't use triangles.

    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Over time, the triangle method can stretch out the hanging and distort it. All the weight is on the corners instead of evenly spread across the entire width of the piece as with a sleeve. Something to consider.

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    I like tabs on a small, casual wall hanging -- sorta "country". If it is going in a show, it needs a sleeve.
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    Depends on how you plan to hang it. There are numerous options, depending on how you want to hang it. I've done sleeves, when I wanted it to hang flat against the wall with the hanger not showing, tabs when using a drapery rod, wanted it all to show and triangle corners when it was an odd shape, didn't want the hanger to show. Look at them and decide what you like for the quilt involved
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    AQS instructions for adding a sleeve:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Vd82aSiAA

    I have also done it the way where you sew it into the binding, but I had a paper pattern to follow for that one. It's not really any easier than the AQS instructions & it adds more bulk to that part of the binding so I now just follow the AQS instructions for all my sleeves.

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    I have a shop where I sell things I make.The problem with quilts is they are considered "bedding" and must carry a "do not remove under penalty of law" tag. To get around this I attach a sleeve to ALL my quilts. If they don't like it they can easily remove it.

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