The Dahlia panel quilt is finished, and now hanging up. I did the back differently than usual as this wall hanging is too large for the quilt clips I have in the den. I have a curtain rod with ring clips for hanging quilts in my sewing space, but for this one, I wanted to show you another method that works anywhere.
Start with a large strip of doubled fabric. This one is 2-1/2-inches wide, with two sewn together so I could use the last bits of the fabric from the backing and binding. You could use a five-inch strip folded in half. Make sure the finished or folded edge goes across the quilt body, and all raw edges hang off the sides. Sew in place with a quarter inch seam.
Make your binding and sew to the front as usual.
When you get to the corners, sew on top of the previous sewing line.
Trim off the excess even with the quilt edge.
Wrap your binding to the back and secure with pins.
Hand whip as usual. You only need to whip the binding to the top of the hanging triangle.
Measure the exact length of wooden slat needed, and cut to that length. Be sure to sand the edges so they don’t tear the quilt. Add hangers close to the triangles on both ends. Now the quilt can be hung on the wall with just two small nails. This is ideal when quilts are being done for charity, as my next one will be.
The next one is on the quilting frame now, and is in much brighter colors. I’m trying a new thread on it, and I’ll have that for you soon.
Did you do any sewing this week?