Hanging a Wall Hanging

Hanging a Wall Hanging

Post by ALISON M FORDI » Sun, 24 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Well, I was just about to post that I had finished the Christmas tree wall
*** I've been working on for my Mom.  I finished binding it last night and
attached a label to the back.  So while I was holding it up to admire my work,
I realized that I FORGOT TO MAKE A WAY TO HANG IT UP!!! Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!
Well, the directions in the magazine didn't say anything about actaully***
it and I was so proud of myself for carefully following directions on this
project.  ;-)

What I was thinking would be to sew a couple of sleves of fabric to the back of
the quilt that a dowell could go through, but I can't quite figure out how to
do that.  This is a pretty small quilt--about 26" by 34", and the batting is
light, so it wouldn't have to be anything that would support a lot of weight.
I'd rather not have to take off the binding to do it, if there's a way to avoid
that.  Any expert advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Alison (So close and yet so far...)


*******************************************************************************
Nothing make a person more productive than the last minute.
                                                                      (Unknown)
*******************************************************************************

 
 
 

Hanging a Wall Hanging

Post by Ill.. » Sun, 24 Nov 1996 04:00:00


With a similar wallhanging, I attached several rings to the back and
threaded a dowel rod through them.  Your idea would work too.
Mary

 
 
 

Hanging a Wall Hanging

Post by Rhoda E. Wick » Sun, 24 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Dear Alison,
      Because I am a math or business major, I reduce everything to
it's least common denominator, and I hope you can tolerate this
explanation.  
     Adding a*** Sleeve to a wall*** already finished?  For
the least noticeable sleeve, use a piece of the backing fabric or
select one that goes well with both the back and front.  To make a 4"
wide sleeve(finished size), cut a strip of fabric 8 1/2" wide and as
long as the top edge of the***.  Turn under 1/2 " at each short
end of the strip and press.  Turn under an additional 1/2", press, and
stitch in place close to the fold.
   2.  Fold the strip in half lengthwise, right side out. Pin and
stitch 1/4" from the raw edge to make a long tube.  Center the seam on
one side of the tube, press the seam open and the tube flat.
    3.  jPosition the sleeve at the top edge of the back of the quilt
just below the binding.  Hand stitch all four sides of the sleeve to
the back of the quilt making sure the stitches do not go through to the
front of the quilt.  Be sure to leave the tube open at both ends.
     4. You could use most any kind of dowel rod or lath or curtain rod
and feed it through the sleeve and hang.   Happy finishing.

 
 
 

Hanging a Wall Hanging

Post by Anne Esse » Tue, 26 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Alison,

Make a small sleeve on the back of the quilt.  (I think I use a 3inch
wide fabric tube)  Sew this to the back of the quilt so that it is near
the top.  Flatten the tube and sew to the quilt about 1/2inch from the
back of the fold. This will give you a space which is big enough for a
flat piece of wood.

Make the tube slightly smaller than the quilt.  Thread through the wood
and put little eyelet screws on each end. (these are like hooks which
join up)  Then put nails in the wall to hang the quilt from.  This makes
the quilt fit nice & close to the wall.

I hope you can understand this as I'm writing it in a hurry at work.  If
you want a more detailed description e-mail me & I will look for my
instructions at home.

Hope this helps,

Anne

 
 
 

Hanging a Wall Hanging

Post by har.. » Tue, 26 Nov 1996 04:00:00


If you are completely finished and can't stand the thought of sewing
again, use the clips for curtains (they are ring shaped and squeeze open
to clip to the top of the wallhanging).  They will slip on a rod.  My
mother uses these for small*** all the time.

DJH

 
 
 

Hanging a Wall Hanging

Post by Jeffrey.D.Macbe » Wed, 27 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>Well, I was just about to post that I had finished the Christmas tree wall
>hanging I've been working on for my Mom.  I finished binding it last night and
>attached a label to the back.  So while I was holding it up to admire my work,
>I realized that I FORGOT TO MAKE A WAY TO HANG IT UP!!! Stupid, Stupid, Stupid
>!
>Well, the directions in the magazine didn't say anything about actaully hangin
>g
>it and I was so proud of myself for carefully following directions on this
>project.  ;-)

>What I was thinking would be to sew a couple of sleves of fabric to the back o
>f
>the quilt that a dowell could go through, but I can't quite figure out how to
>do that.  This is a pretty small quilt--about 26" by 34", and the batting is
>light, so it wouldn't have to be anything that would support a lot of weight.
>I'd rather not have to take off the binding to do it, if there's a way to avoi
>d
>that.  Any expert advice would be much appreciated.

>Thanks in advance!

>Alison (So close and yet so far...)


>u
>******************************************************************************
>*
>Nothing make a person more productive than the last minute.
>                                                                      (Unknown
>)
>******************************************************************************
>*

        I don't bother with backside sleeves for wallhangings. These small quilts are fairly lightweight and
        don't "pull" when hung up.

        My wallhangings go up one of two ways:

        If the project is fairly small and lightweight, two small straight pins hammered thru in the
top corners work just fine.(I've used straight pins instead of small nails to hang even small framed pictures
and they work great - ***y tiny hole in the wall.)
        The other way:  three small safety pins across the top underside, situate  the quilt on the wall
as you like it, then hammer small nails right thru the head of the safety pin into the wall. Right now I have
four wallhangings up with safety pins, and one 14" square quilt straight- pinned to the wall just above my
computer.  Been up there for years with no problem.

Bev Macbeth

 
 
 

Hanging a Wall Hanging

Post by skend11.. » Mon, 09 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Bev, you're a woman after my own heart.  A majority of my quilts go on the
wall with straight pins.    Another idea is to make tab hangars, and use a
decorative pole.

SAK