Hanging Sleeve
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Quick Hanging Sleeve

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.

Hanging Sleeve

Hanging Sleeve

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.

Hanging Sleeve

Hanging Sleeve

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.

Hanging Sleeve

Hanging Sleeve

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.

3 thoughts on “Quick Hanging Sleeve

  1. I am sure your friend appreciated your attention to the work you did, even the best direction to hang the quilt. It is a joy to work on old quilts that will be loved.

  2. Sandra says:

    What a sweet quilt. How I wish I had some family heirloom quilts but ah well I am creating them right?! It’s good to hear of one being so cherished.

  3. A very fun little quilt. You made quilt work of the hanging sleeve

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