Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hanging it up

I washed a wall hanging recently and thought I'd share my method for hanging my little quilts.

Attach a picture hook to a thin piece of wood a little narrower than the quilt.

Slip the board into the sleeve on the back of your quilt with the hangar part facing out.

The nail in the wall will catch the picture hanger through the sleeve fabric. 

I have little boards cut to the size of different wall hangings so I can easily change the quilts around the house.   for the hanging sleeve I always use the instructions in "The Quilter's Pocket Reference". Very easy. Even easier if I'd think to add the sleeve at the same time I was putting on binding.

This wall hanging is from 1999. I used the wrong batting so it's a little too puffy, but otherwise I still like it. A classic pattern helps, doesn't it? I made a larger tumbler version too. Both were completed after taking a Cindy Blackberg class. She used to do a Super Bowl class each year at one of the quilt shops near where I lived in Florida. Great way to spend that Sunday.

I quilted it with perle cotton. That was all the rage at the time. Big stitch quilting, I think they called it. Seems like it's popular again. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My first finish of 2013

If you count a top as a finish that is, and I do.

Baby Dash, 36 x 36.
Helps that it is small!