How do you make a hanging sleeve?

I am the chairman of our guild’s upcoming quilt show and several people have asked how to make a sleeve for their quilt.

Most quilt shows request that the hanging sleeve be more than just a piece of fabric attached to the back of the quilt. They want the sleeve to have some play in it so that the pole can hang inside the sleeve without distorting the quilt.

The finished sleeve should look like this……

….with the quilt side being narrower than the outside.

I decided that the best way to show the guild was to make a video and I thought that I would share that with you today…..

I hope that this will be a good reference for the next time that you need to make a sleeve!!

3 thoughts on “How do you make a hanging sleeve?

  1. Thanks for showing us this technique–I will use it from now on.
    On small quilts, I will often make a split sleeve (or two short sleeves, if you will), so that a half-inch or so of dowel is exposed in the middle. Then I can hang the little quilt on the wall on a push pin.

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