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    Junior Member luey0202's Avatar
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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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    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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    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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    oh good question......

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    You just slip it in there. Like put it at the bottom of the triangles (across the width of the quilt) and slide it up until it hits the top of the triangles.

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    btw for small wall hangings, I like these:
    http://www.countryquiltsnfabric.com/hangers.php
    They are very affordable. I bought them in several sizes back when they didn't have online ordering. I had to call to order and they were so nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    You just slip it in there. Like put it at the bottom of the triangles (across the width of the quilt) and slide it up until it hits the top of the triangles.
    Right- the triangles are open, only stitched to the binding side of the quilt, so the dowel slips right in.

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    Oh those are nice too, I guess I will be ordering a few of those... thank you for the site....

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    I've done this also with some medium sized ones. If it's heavy though you have to be careful that the clips don't dig into the fabric where you clip it.
    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieTQD
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiemay
    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    You just slip it in there. Like put it at the bottom of the triangles (across the width of the quilt) and slide it up until it hits the top of the triangles.
    Right- the triangles are open, only stitched to the binding side of the quilt, so the dowel slips right in.
    Gale and Maggiemay,

    Thank you ever so much. It's easy when you know how!

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    I can't wait for the BACKS of my quilts to look as nice as yours do... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiemay
    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.
    I hang most of mine that way too. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiemay
    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.
    like this idea

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    I just buy a pretty curtain rod, and hang my wall hangings that way. I like the movement in a breeze.

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    I just saw some hangers in the Keepsake Quilting catelogue (probably website too) what for longer/larger wuilts you attqch tot he wall and they pinch/grip the quilt. i am doing a wall hanging that is 12 feet long and that is the only hway I can think of hanging it - just another idea

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    For small hangings, I don't bother with the sleeve. I just pin a couple of straight pins, usually the ones with glass heads, through the hanging and into the wall. I try to make sure the whole thing is straight, of course. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiemay
    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.
    I have just begun hanging my smaller wall quilts this way and I like it very much!

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    Very attractive method and lovely wallhanging.
    Congrats, Kutnso

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