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Old 03-25-2011, 09:54 AM
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Ok ladies (and gents) I'm not understanding how to do the back of my quilted wall hanging (14 x 21)to hang it up...I have made my sleeve and am ready to hand stitch it to the back...but how will that hang the "hanging" Guess I'm just having a "moment" and it is not clicking with me....someone help me understand...... thanks so much...
I have even bought a round dowell to put in the sleeve but still not clicking.... :)
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:57 AM
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Once you put the sleeve on and the dowel rod in, you attach string, ribbon or fabric to the ends of the dowel rod that stick out and hang it from hooks on the wall.
I have also done the sleeve in two parts leaving a center space between the two parts to hang the rod in the center.

Does that help or make it worse?

There are several ways to hang a wall hanging, those are jus two.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:13 AM
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The dowel will need to attach to something on your wall. Sometimes you will see a shelf with a dowel underneath it that works as the hanger.

I use a black curtain rod (you can buy them at target, home depot, etc.) to display my quilts at home. They usually will have some packages of rings with small clips that you can buy in addition to the curtain rod.
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You can also make an "invisible" hanger by making the sleeve a bit short, and inserting a simple dowel just a bit short of the width. Hang it on two nails BEHIND the quilt. It sort of floats on the wall.
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Thank you all for the information....now will the quilt corners still stand up right? I like the invisible sleeve witht he nails ideal.... but the other ones make more sense to me now also...
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This is how I hang mine. Too late for your hanging this time, but maybe next time! You can hang the dowel on a pushpin or small nail.
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Thank you for posting photos of how your quilts are hanging on the wall. Great ideas thank you for sharing.
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oh wow this one makes alot of sense.....thanks so much and yes for my next one....
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maggiemay, that's clever
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Maggiemay,

That's fantastic! But - I don't understand how you inserted the dowell. I can see putting the one end in one of the triangles, but how do you get the other end in the other side. The fabric won't stretch over it. What's the secret?
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