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Thread: hanging tabs or sleeves

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    Member Redrover0628's Avatar
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    Question hanging tabs or sleeves

    I have a small wallhanging (about 2 x 3 feet) that I am sending as a gift to a friend. The instructions call for looped tabs on the back for hanging but was wondering what other people have had success with for hanging like a sleeve or any other options? I have absolutely no clue where or how she might want to hang it. Thanks in advance for all your thoughts and suggestions.

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    Super Member LivelyLady's Avatar
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    I would do it in the way that you would like it to hang. For wall hangings when I make sleeves, I give cafe rods with the hanging. Nothing shows and the small hardware has little nails so when removed the holes hardly show.
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    Senior Member Earleen's Avatar
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    I make triangles in the top corners, cut a square of fabric that makes a triangle big enought for the size of stick you are using. I use a 5" and sew it in with the binding ( line up corners with the triangles so that the folded side in in towards the hanging) then use a yardstick the length of the wall hanging. Needs only one nail or picture hanger to hold it.

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    For smaller hangings either would work well. Which way do you like the looks of best?
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    I think the wall hanging tells you which one to use. I use both.

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    If you want to go to the extra expense, check out the special wire hangers and see if one will work for your size wallhanging. www.ackfeldwire.com
    I have used dowel with the triangle corners. I have used the tabs and curtain rod too. I have also bought the small metal poles that come with a reflector(for your driveway) from the dollar store and used a hack saw to cut it to size. The metal one I sewed a little sleeve (space in the middle) on the back and ran the rod through and put a hanging string on the rod in the center space. As you can see there are many ways to tackle the task. Good luck!

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