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Old 08-19-2011, 03:10 AM
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I am ready to put the binding on a wall hanging. Should I make tabs or put a sleeve on it before I bind it? Is there a tutorial for making a tab or sleeve?
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:21 AM
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Good Morning! I just typed hanging sleeve in the "search" tab above and several links came up for tabs and sleeves. Good Luck! I sure hope you will post pictures of your wallhanging for all of us to see!
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:35 AM
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I think it's a personal preference - you'll see the tabs when hung but not the sleeve. Both are ok with me, but depends on what it is and where it will hang and what it will hang on (rod, hooks, etc)
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It is something you will need to decide.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:01 AM
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I'm glad you posted this. I have two wall hangings I'm making and have the binding ready to put on. The one wall hanging I am making will have a sleeve as it will also be able to be used as a table runner. With the sleeve it is easy to just be in the back and not show if they use it as a table runner.

I also would like to see how others attach the sleeves so will be watching this post.

The other thing you can to and I just now remembered it is do the triangles in the corners instead of a full sleeve or the tabs that will show! YEAH!!!! Now I know what I'm going to do with mine!

With the triangles in the corners they can put a dowel rod into the triangles and hang it that way.

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Old 08-19-2011, 04:25 AM
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Over time, the triangle method can stretch out the hanging and distort it. All the weight is on the corners instead of evenly spread across the entire width of the piece as with a sleeve. Something to consider.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:27 AM
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If you think you might put in a quilt show affix a sleeve.
Neither of my Guilds will hang anything that doesn't have a sleeve.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by ghostrider
Over time, the triangle method can stretch out the hanging and distort it. All the weight is on the corners instead of evenly spread across the entire width of the piece as with a sleeve. Something to consider.
I sometimes put a center piece in it also. Depends on how big the wall hanging is. If it is a bigger one I will do the sleeve. Small ones such as 'large blocks style' I use the triangles. But a very good point. Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:08 AM
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WOW! I did the search....it will take me all day to get through all the posts but I am sure I will learn something!! Thanks for the idea
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I've been making mine with the triangle corner slots on the back. It doesn't show from the front and you can slip a piece of wood like a paint stick in and hang it with regular picture hangers. Works like a charm..but I haven't used it on anything bigger than a wall hanging..I did see somewhere where someone used magnets to hang a quilt..thought that was pretty ingenious.
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