I love to make wall hangings to give to friends and relatives, but I always worry about how they will hang them. A few weeks ago, Susan Brubaker Knapp posted a tutorial on her blog about how to hang a quilt on a nail (just like a picture). Here is my version ……
– Cut a piece of fabric that is the same width as the finished quilt and about 2/3rds of the length of the piece.
– Fold all four edges in 1/4 inch, the fold them again and stitch in place…..
– Place the piece on the back of the quilt, approximately 1/2 inch from the edges and top. Pin in place…..
– Measure 1/3 of the way from the top of the finished quilt and draw two lines, one inch apart. Repeat on both sides……
– Hand sew around the sides and top of the sleeve, leaving the 1 inch area between the marks open.
– Cut a piece of foam core board slightly smaller than the width of the sleeve, and about 2/3rds of the length of the finished quilt.
– Carefully insert the board into the sleeve making sure that it doesn’t bind or stretch the quilt.
– Insert a pencil in the openings on the side and mark the edge of the board…..
Use this mark as a reference for where to punch the hole.
– Remove the board from the sleeve and use a needle to poke a hole thru the board. I stuck a piece of Duct Tape on the front and back to reinforce the area….
– Cut two pieces of picture wire, each the width of the piece. Thread each piece of wire thru a hole and twist off the end to secure it.
– Place the board back into the sleeve, running the wires thru the holes….
Tie the wires together and twist the ends to finish….
Now it hangs easily on a single nail and is flat and square and makes a wonderful addition to my husband’s office!!!!
2 thoughts on “How to hang a quilt….”
Now, that's very smart. I really like that idea!
Great tip. Thanks for sharing this.