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    Senior Member Carol Wilson's Avatar
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    Smile Wall Hanging

    I am in the middle of making a rather large wall hanging 36 inches by 30 inches, in all your expertise what is the best method so that the quilt hangs as close to the wall as possible, if you use a rod across the top does this make the quilt hang away from the wall?
    Aussie Carol

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    that would depend on what brackets you use for your rod. i use a rod in the sleeve, but then put a string/cord on both ends of the rod and hang it in the center of the string on a nail or hook. this hangs very close to the wall. i find, too, that it is easier to keep it hanging straight that way. if the sleeve is very close to the top edge of the quilt, then the string has to be tight and not stretch much so that the hanging mechanism does not show over the top. if it is going to show, i might use a pretty ribbon with bows on the ends for a decorative effect.
    Nancy in western NY

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    i found this company but they are expensive - but looking at the video and picture - i think you could do your own with some things for lowes or home depot
    http://www.hangupscompany.com/Videos.html (might have to copy/paste the link)

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    So no wonder the "Wall Hanging" I just made looks so big?!?! It's 44" square. But I made it to go over my piano so maybe it'll look okay. Still don't know how I'm going to hang it so watching this thread.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    the hang-up's company has lots of different options to choose from- there are many ways to hang a quilted wall=hanging- & 30"x36" really isn't (overly large) i've seen them 6-7 feet long- all different sizes- you can make a wall hanging any size you want-
    i made my daughter a king-sized quilt for a wedding gift= with a hanging sleeve on it- it is really heavy/warm- in the summer time she runs a drapery rod through it & it hangs over her sliding glass doors....so for a few months every year it is a wall-hanging

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    I've used a slim curtain rod for wallhangings and I've also hung them with a ribbon attached to each end of the rod and hung from a decorative hanger. This allows the quilt to hug the wall. Also putting drapery weights in the bottom corners of the quilt will help it hang straight.
    Joyce

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    Glad that you asked this. I just finished the binding today on a 42"x42" wall hanging and am debating how to hang it. Some great ideas here and I will keep watching too.

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    I like my wall hangings really flat against the wall, so I buy those little plastic rings and sew them onto the back in each corner and also a couple on each side if the hanging is very big. Then I take a thumbtack and put it through each ring. I like doing this, because the rings are completely invisible, and you are able to position the tacks to make it as smooth and taut as you want. The quilt on my avatar is hung that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacquilter View Post
    The quilt on my avatar is hung that way.
    Ah, yes. I can see that a differently-shaped quilt like that would do very well with your method
    Nancy in western NY

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    I've made some wall hangings with triangles sewn in the upper corners, then slid a flat narrow (1 - 1 1/2 " and only 1/4 to 1/2" thick) board in those folded corners. With a hole(s) in the corner, you can hang on a nail.
    JT

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