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    Here are the steps I use to make a hanging sleeve.


    First cut a piece of fabric 8 inches x the width of the quilt inside the bindings + 1 inch.

    I use muslin if I dont have any of the fabric that the backing is made of

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    hem one end of the strip
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    Fold the strip in half lengthwise and sew a seam down the length
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    Open the sleeve and move the seam to the middle of one side and press the length of the sleeve
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    Measure the width of the quilt between the bindings and hem the other end of the sleeve.

    Fold the sleeve in half to find the middle.
    Do the same with the quilt.

    Starting at the middle of both, pin the sleeve just under the binding with the seam facing the quilt
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    Beginning at one end,

    if right handed start at the right end, left handed, the left end..

    Start by sewing the lower edge of the end of the sleeve to the quilt using a blind hem stitch. Catch the sleeve with the needle, then pass the needle into the quilt back and batting and come up about 3/8 inch away and through the sleeve
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    Continue in this fashion, sewing to the corner, then along the folded top edge, along the other end and back along the bottom folded edge, ending where you started
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    Slide a rod through the sleeve and hang.

    Here is my hanging rod and a quilt hanging from it
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    THANK YOU so much! Great, easy to understand instuctions. I've always wondered how to do this! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Great tute Judy! Thanks!!!

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    Thanks for this! I've read through different (others) hanging sleeve directions and I always seemed to get lost, yours are great! Thanks!

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    Thanks, I have no idea how I would have gotten it done without your tute. Being the slow sewing I am it took me 6 hours to hand sew the thing on though, :( It looks great and hides wonderfully anyway.

    I think in the future I'll try to plan a border wide enough that I can just sew it onto the backing material with the sewing machine. :oops: :oops:

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    dose it have to be that wide of width or can you all make it smaller in width,i make one about 6 inches in width sew it togather so it,s not that width it,s a bit smaller than a twin do you think that ok to use before i start sewing it on, the resson i maked it shorter in width is because it,s left over scrap from same backing

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    Another way to approach this is to hem your ends the way your've got it but to attach the hanging sleeve to the quilt at the same time you're sewing on your top binding. That way you only have the sides and bottom of the sleeve to attach, 3 sides, instead of 4 to do by hand. I am not fond of hand sewing so I try to do as much by machine as possible.

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    Wonderful tutorial :D :D :D

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    Great tute. That is how I do mine too. The only difference is that I sew my sleeve into the binding and then I only have to hand stitch the sides and bottom.

    I sew the binding to the top. Then I pin the sleeve on and go over the seam again sewing the sleeve in place. When I turn the binding to hand sew it to the back, the sleeve is in place. (Does that make sense?) I hope so.

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    Loretta,

    I'm not sure if I can make this picture clear enough because I use the same fabric for my sleeve as I do for the backing. Make your sleeve as per the tutorial but leave the long seam open. Now, before you put in your top binding on your quilt, align the raw edge for your sleeve with the top of your quilt & pin. Machine stitch your binding on the front of your quilt, catching the quilt AND the raw edge of your sleeve. When you go to hand stitch the binding, you will also have a finished edge on your sleeve. This way you only have one long side to stitch down. PM me if you want more instruction. I'd be happy to take more pictures.

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    Thank you AnnaK. That is what I was trying to say. I think you said it better and with a picture.
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    Loretta,

    I'm not sure if I can make this picture clear enough because I use the same fabric for my sleeve as I do for the backing. Make your sleeve as per the tutorial but leave the long seam open. Now, before you put in your top binding on your quilt, align the raw edge for your sleeve with the top of your quilt & pin. Machine stitch your binding on the front of your quilt, catching the quilt AND the raw edge of your sleeve. When you go to hand stitch the binding, you will also have a finished edge on your sleeve. This way you only have one long side to stitch down. PM me if you want more instruction. I'd be happy to take more pictures.
    :D :D :D :D

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    First your directions are great. I don't hand sew if I can help it. Arthritis makes it hard to hold a needle.

    I create the tube just like you do.

    I attach the top of the sleeve when I stitch the binding on. My bindings are stitched to the back frist and then stitched down on the front so I can see what I'm catching. Then I use my blind stitch foot and fold back the quilt and just catch the quilt backing to stitch the lower edge of the hanging sleeve. I don't sew the ends of the tube to the backing at all.

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    Thank you - for some reason this has always confused me. Other directions I've read never made as much sense.

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    I was wondering what a hanging sleeve was and what it had to do with quilting. You sure can tell I'm a newbie lol.

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    if you ever want to enter a quilt in a show you need a 4" sleeve for hanging. i always put a sleeve on quilts in case whoever gets them wants to display them.

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    Thanks for this great tute - clear directions and pics.

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    wonderful Tutorial...thank-you!!!

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