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Thread: She wants to hang it! Now what should I do?

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    I would put a small sleeve to accomate say a 1"pole, hand stitch it on and then mount the pole hangers on the wall and hang that way. If you have any of the backing fabric left over then it would hardly be noticeable. This will keep the top fram having any sagging issues and then down the road if she wants to use it as a quilt on a bed she could just remove the sleeve or leave it there.
    Bye the way the quilt is beautiful

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    I'd put a sleeve on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloonatic
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Quote Originally Posted by MissSandra
    june tailor makes wooden blocks with like a marble inside you put the blocks on the wall and slide the quilt up into it.
    try junetailor.com
    These work really well :D:D:D
    Am I just blind? I can't find the hangers on this site
    Try these:

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Quilting.cfm and search for "hanger"

    http://www.keepsakequilting.com/prod...nd-Hangers.htm

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    another 'inexpensive way' is to use carpet tacking on the wall the full length you are hanging and CAREFULLY place the binding to sit onto the tacking

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    I have used binder clips on the quilt and the loops then are hung on push pins or nails in the wall.

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    Love your quilt and I would put a sleeve on the back, close to the top.

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    I have just used straight pins and put them up that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynR
    I agree with the idea of handsewing a sleeve and using a rod, because that can be easily taken off later. The quilt will hang evenly in the meantime!
    Ditto. :-)

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    This is what I would do also. The sleeve will not interfere with using it as a quilt.

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    I'd just hand-sew a sleeve near the top edge (below the binding) and hang it from a rod-it would hang evenly and not cause any drag

    I agree. I do this and then hang them on the cheapest cafe rod that will hold the weight of the quilt. Make sleeve 2" shorter on each side of edge of the quilt. Buy rod to fit the sleeves width so that it will not show from the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the casual quilter
    If I have a quilt that is in a temporary location, I hang it with used top stitch machine needles or long arm needles. I push the needles through the upper corners of the quilt and then lightly tap the needles into the wall. I sometimes anchor the lower corners as well. The quilt is not damaged in any way and when the quilt is taken down the wall is not damaged. If you have a long arm quilter that you go to, they will probably be glad to give you some used ones. This is if the walls are made of sheetrock. I wouldn't try this if you wall are plaster.
    This would really scare me in a child's room.

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    A hand sewn sleeve on the back made of the same backing material would be unnoticeable if she would deicde to use it as a quilt.

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    Make a sleeve, this quilt is beautiful and deserves to be hung right.

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    Love it!!! The colors are my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    I made my grand-neice a scrap-purple quilt that her mom has now decided to hang as THE nursery wallhanging. (I'm very flattered). She's sending the quilt back for me to make a sleeve - or tabs - but now I'm thinking it should be something less permanent. What should I do?
    I got my rod and clips at Bed Bath and Beyond....I don't know if you have that in your area, but it is available online. Beautiful quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt! I can see why she wants to use it for a wall hanging.

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    Would the round kitchen plastic rings works someway...? You can sew on and take off run a wooden dowel through wrap picture wire at both ends and hang??? lol

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    what about the rings with little clips that clasp right onto the top of the quilt.

    The rings slid right onto a pole and there it is, hanging beautifully for all to admire.

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    I found out later that a rod is not practical because it would make the closet door not open all the way. I think I'm going with a sleeve, not going all the way to the edge and with a space in between for a 3rd nail, to be hung "suspended" behind the quilt with the smallest dowel possible. It's also a wood wall and they want as few holes as possible. I hate the shipping both ways, but it should be done right. Thanks for all the advise and compliments.

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    That's a beautiful quilt. Love the colors

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