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    Hanging Loops (requested tutorial)

    Hanging Loops Tutorial

    Note: If anyone has a link to a better tutorial, please post it. I looked but didn't find anything.

    Here goes ...

    Add loops just before you sew the binding on (after your quilt is squared up).
    Decide what width (W) you want the loops and if you want to use one fabric or two.

    Make Loop Strip:

    For one-fabric loops (picture 1 below), cut a long (WOF so you'll have plenty or you could do it in smaller pieces to use up scraps) strip of fabric W+1/2”. With right sides together, sew into a tube (1/4” seam). Turn the tube right side out. Press with the seam on one side (not down the middle). For the one pictured below, I then did a decorative stitch all the way down the strip.

    For two-color loops (picture 2 below), cut a strip of each fabric (WOF so you'll have plenty or you could do it in smaller pieces to use up scraps) W+1/2”. With right sides together, sew 1/4” seam along each edge, making a tube. Turn the tube right side out. Press.



    Decide how many loops want across the top of your wall hanging.

    You need to have your loops the same height, of course, so you would cut strips of the same lengths from your loop strip. If you cut them longer than you anticipate you really want them, you will have some leeway for adjustment. Place the loops on the backing with the raw edges along the raw edge of the top of your wall hanging. You will want them evenly spaced creating the same angle and height. You place one side of the loop against your fabric at one point, then turn it to place the other side of the loop against the fabric a short distance away. If you have longer strips than you need, you can cut them off when you have them all laid out the way you want them, or you can wait till you have sewed the binding on.

    Sew the binding on your quilt. You can do this with your preferred technique. I machine sew binding to the front and hand stitch to the back. Before flipping the binding over to hand or machine stitch it down, you can trim the tails of your loops if you need to.

    Once the binding is on, flip the loops up and secure them to the top of the binding with a few whip or ladder stitches.

    DH cuts and stains or paints the doweling for me. We added some wooden doll heads purchased at Michaels. He had to drill a hole in them the correct size for the doweling. I just used a ribbon that is wrapped over the dowel ends before pushing on the round knobs.

    Hang your lovely wall hanging where you will enjoy it often!

    Please let me know if you have questions or need some pictures. I won’t be able to make up a sample and take pictures for a while as we will be having family visiting.
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    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 05-26-2018 at 08:42 AM. Reason: remove shouting/all caps

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    now those are pretty. i just used tabs. i like this!!

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    Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Thanks for a great tutorial. They are a creative option to hang projects.

    Thanks again!

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    Another note: I wanted to make the chenille wall hanging reversible, since I used a fall-ish panel for the backing. If I had used a hanging sleeve, I would not be able to hang it the other way.

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    Thanks for the tutorial. Is it possible to see a picture of the loops and the back of the quilt.

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    I use plain tabs too. Those are cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sJens View Post
    Thanks for the tutorial. Is it possible to see a picture of the loops and the back of the quilt.
    It will be a while till I can post some tutorial-type pictures, but they are done the same as straight tabs, but at an angle so you see both sides of the tabs. I hope that helps.

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    I'm curious about the chenille panel it's self...what did you use on the interior to create the interior? Does the color matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love2Craft View Post
    I'm curious about the chenille panel it's self...what did you use on the interior to create the interior? Does the color matter?
    Love2Craft ~ I answered your PM. Thanks for your interest!

    This tutorial is for the hanging loops. My post about the chenille is here:
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...g-t297117.html

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    That's a clever way to do loops. Thanks for sharing.
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    I really like this method, thank you for posting a tutorial!
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    I love these hanging loops! I do a lot of wall hangings, and these are just perfect. Thank you for the tutorial!

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    Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I just finished the flimsy for my first wall hanging. I am delighted to be able to make your loops to hang it.
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    I love that look. Thanks so much!

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