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Thread: wall hanging help needed

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    Super Member KimmieH's Avatar
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    I had a panel, and planned to just "turn" it so i didnt neeed to put a binding on...was going to be a simple wall hanging.
    Anyhow.......I forgot to put it in the right order in order to do this, and did a normal quilt sandwich.
    After i quilted it.....i realized i couldnt turn it!! (dont sew when you are tired LOL)
    So.....now it needs a binding.......but how do i put tabs on top to make it a wall hanging????????
    Do i need tabs??????
    How do you hang your wall hangings???????
    Ive never made a sleeve..is that what i need to do???????
    inquiring minds need to know!!!!! :)

    Kim

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    Possibilities ...
    * a sleeve
    * tabs (as you mentioned)
    * a sleeve with a split in the centre, then put on one of those picture hangers to hang it on a nail
    * corner triangles that hold a dowel or piece of wood to hang from (my favourite lately, for wall hangings)

    All can be done before you put on the binding.

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    this website does a good job explaining the corner triangles. I agree that I like it for hanging wall hangings.

    http://www.embtreasures.com/articles...eTriangles.htm

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    I am excited about the corner triangles, just learned that a few weeks ago and have not used it yet!!!

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    quilte....
    how do i put tabs on before the binding?

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    that corner triangle idea is definetly a possibility..thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimmieH
    quilte....
    how do i put tabs on before the binding?
    Sew them on. Bind. Then hang ... the loops/tabs will hold the wall hanging on the rod, and the quilt will have enough weight to drop it in place.

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    think im getting the idea..thanks....prolly will make sense once i do it.//and its not 10pm!

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    In the past I have done them all including just bind it and uase a small curtion rod mounted on the wall with rings that clamp onto your wall hanging. It worked for me!LOL

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    make your tabs- put them onto the front-raw edges together with top of wallhanging (tabs laying down toward the bottom) baste into place- apply binding -when you turn the binding to the back to hand stitch the tabs will -stand up- then you can topstitch to keep them standing

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    I did one wall hanging with tabs. They're a pain to get all exactly the same length, spaced the same distance apart and eventually the quilt sags between the tabs. If it's a small wall hanging, under about 20 inches, the corner triangles work really well. Otherwise do a full width hanging tube. I cut my fabric 8 inches wide by the length of the wall hanging minuse an inch or so. Hem each end and iron in half lengthwise. Pin the raw edges to the top edge of the quilt and stitch it on when you sew the binding on. After you hand stitch the binding on hand stitch down the bottom edge and sides of the tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj
    In the past I have done them all including just bind it and uase a small curtion rod mounted on the wall with rings that clamp onto your wall hanging. It worked for me!LOL
    Ditto

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    Got it done. Sort of
    I am a sew my binding to the back then top stitch to the front by machin.e kinda girl so I had the tabs flip to the front and I am going to finish it with a decorative button on each of the three tabs!
    I'll post a pic when done, may be awhile as I don't like hand sewing on buttons !,,,

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    Whatever you choose, matching fabric is a good choice. I mean the exact same fabric makes the binding barely noticeable and you can attach it with a mini size strip.

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