I recently finished a quick, unexpected project. I was contacted by a friend who was gifted a family heirloom baby quilt, and they wanted to hang it on the wall. I was happy to agree to put a hanging sleeve on the back of the quilt.
Because the quilt is not directional, the first thing I did after receiving the quilt was to hold it up both ways and see which way hung the squarest / straightest.
I used Kona Snow for the sleeve because I did not want to use something darker that would show through to the front of the quilt.
The quilt was hand quilted and it was a treat to get to spend a little bit of time with my friend’s family quilt while hand stitching down the hanging sleeve. After getting the hanging sleeve sewn on, my husband helped me test how the quilt hung to make sure it looked ready to send back home.
I suggested to my friend that they make sure not to hang the quilt on a wall where it would receive direct sunlight, and I am sure it will be loved, appreciated, and enjoyed for years to come.