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Tuesday Tip - Hanging Sleeve


Our Mod Owls wishes everyone a very Happy New Year!! 
These owls are stunning, dressed in gorgeous Island Batik Fabrics!

As this quilt needed a hanging sleeve, we decided to share a picture tutorial for hanging sleeves.


Begin with an 8 1/2 inch wide piece of fabric. The sleeve should fit right inside the binding edges.

Simply lay the strip on the back of the quilt with one edge just inside the binding and cut the other edge an inch beyond the inside of the binding.


The extra inch allows for a double 1/4 inch folded hem on each end. Stitch each hem.


Press the strip in half, lengthwise with wrong sides together.


Then open and press each lengthwise edge into the middle.


Sew the raw edges together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.




Carefully press this seam open without pressing out the original side pressed folds.


Pin the sleeve to the back of quilt, within the binding and about a 1/2 inch from the top binding.

Secure the sleeve with a few pins where the pressed folds are. There should be a pucker in the top of sleeve to allow for the hanging bar.



Secure sleeve with a hidden stitch.  These stitches are quite large.  This doesn't need to be too neat or fancy.  Just securing it is the object here.


And there you have it, your hanging sleeve - just that simple! :)



We experienced comfort and joy over the holidays and hope you did too! 

It's back to work for us here at Sew Kind of Wonderful and looking forward to our upcoming trip to Cali for Road to California! Yay! Hope to see many of you there! :)

Happy Quilting!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~
Jenny, Helen and Sherilyn 

January 03, 2017 by Jenny
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