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    How do you attach and what is used to hang the wall quilts? Thanks in advance, monie

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    I use two methods for hanging wall hangings. If they're small enough I just fold two squares in half on the diagonal and sew one into each top corner when I put the binding on. I make a tube if the wall hanging is bigger than about 18 inches across. To make the tube I cut my fabric at least 7 inches wide by the length of the wall hanging. I hem each end by folding it over half an inch twice. I fold the tube in half lengthwise and line up the raw edges with the top when I sew the binding on and then hand stitch down the free edges when I do the binding.

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    Most people attach a sleeve. I put my sleeve in two pieces so there is a hole in the middle. That way I can hang it on one nail.

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    I make a sleeve about 3" wide across the top of the quilt and hand sew it on. You can get wooden hangers that clip onto the quilt also. I make the sleeve the width of the quilt and large enough to get the rod you are hanging it on thru the sleeve.

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    I love this board! You all are a book. Thank you

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    If you are going to enter your quilt in a show you need to cut your fabric 9" wide and then fold it in half before attaching it to your quilt. May in Jersey

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    Most people attach a sleeve. I put my sleeve in two pieces so there is a hole in the middle. That way I can hang it on one nail.
    cool never thought of that. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    Most people attach a sleeve. I put my sleeve in two pieces so there is a hole in the middle. That way I can hang it on one nail.
    Thats a clever idea! I'm gonna try it next time!

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    I use the curtain clips and hang it on a rod. I have 2 stationary rods in my home one on the wall at the bottom of my stairs and one on the landing wall. I like being able to display my quilts. :D

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    Here is a good site for directions
    http://quiltbug.com/Articles/sleeve.htm
    I hope this helps you... crafty_linda_b

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    At the home care building centers, you can get dowls of different lengths and circumferences, On some of my nature quilts, i made a pocket and stained the dowls and decorated the ends, drilled a hole thru each end and ran heavy cord thru for hanging.

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    hey, no such thing as a dumb question!!

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    fat fingers on keyboard

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    I like the wall clips.

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    Thanks to everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monie
    How do you attach and what is used to hang the wall quilts? Thanks in advance, monie
    For me it depends on the size and where I am going to place it. also, do I want to rotate different quilts at that particular place [like seasonal quilts.]

    For my studio I made my own quilt hanger using electrical conduit, anchors for the conduit, plastic skirt clips meant to be put on plastic hangers, and heavy trim sewn into the skirt clips in a loop that will then hang from the conduit.

    You can paint or otherwise decorate the conduit. I decided to leave it as it is.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks everone I now can decide how to hang them. There are firefighter fabric that I am going to make a wall hanging( DH and step son fireman. Thanks I wonder off he he

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    I sew on a sleeve (about 2 inches wide)at the top back of the wallhanging and buy a small curtain rod, like you would use in a bathroom window. Mount the curtain rod the same as you would for a curtain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    Most people attach a sleeve. I put my sleeve in two pieces so there is a hole in the middle. That way I can hang it on one nail.
    Great idea!! I've seen this kind of sleeve before but never knew why someone would do it this way. Thank you.

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    I have no help to be offered but I can't resist saying it....

    THE ONLY STUPID QUESTION IS THE ONE LEFT UNASKED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I use two methods for hanging wall hangings. If they're small enough I just fold two squares in half on the diagonal and sew one into each top corner when I put the binding on. I make a tube if the wall hanging is bigger than about 18 inches across. To make the tube I cut my fabric at least 7 inches wide by the length of the wall hanging. I hem each end by folding it over half an inch twice. I fold the tube in half lengthwise and line up the raw edges with the top when I sew the binding on and then hand stitch down the free edges when I do the binding.
    This is pretty much the way I do mine except for the following:

    I cut my piece 8" wide by DOUBLE the finished length needed. (I like my pocket to finish approximately 1" shorter than the wall hanging on each end.

    I then sew the length together with a 1/2" seam.

    I fold the piece in half (short side) and then sew onto the wall hanging at approximately 1/8".

    Then sew the binding on the quilt.

    Using double the length creates a "finished" side for the pocket on the inside (where you put a rod through) and the outside. This prevents the rod from getting hung up on the raw edge of the seam.

    I hope this helps.

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    I use a sleev. simple

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    No question is dumb. We do not want anyone to be too shy to ask what they think is a dumb question. We all learn from them.

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    my home-ec teacher told us if you do not know ask how else are we able to learn of course thats bee several uears ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monie
    How do you attach and what is used to hang the wall quilts? Thanks in advance, monie
    It depends on how big the wall hanging is. If it is fairly small I put them up on the wall with straight pins-the kind without colored heads so when I take it down it leaves really small holes in the wall. I also have used the 3m product that you can pull off when you want to change and use the wooden quilt hangers you can buy at Joann's then I stained mine as they come unpainted/unstained. Wood quilt hangers is what they are called on Joann's website

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