Hang your Quilt on the Wall—without Push-Pins

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Turning your quilt into a wall hanging is a wonderful and easy way to apply your quilting talents to home décor.
The rod pocket (or sleeve) runs along the top of your quilt. Just insert
a pretty rod through the sleeve, find a nice expanse of wall space, and
hang up your creation for all to admire.
Turning your quilt into a wall hanging is a wonderful and easy way to apply your quilting talents to home décor.

Turning your quilt into a wall hanging is a wonderful and easy way to apply your quilting talents to home décor.

Photo: Mary Ray

Hanging a quilt on the wall is a wonderful way to display it. You might consider framing small pieces, but most quilts are best suspended from rods. To do that, you’ll need to add a rod pocket—or sleeve—to the back of the quilt.

Here’s how:

1. Cut a piece of fabric that’s anywhere from 6 to 8 inches wide and as long as the width of the quilt.
2. Turn in the short edges 1/4 inch, turn them in 1/4 inch again, and machine-stitch to form a hem.
3. Fold it in half lengthwise, right sides together.
4. Match the raw edges, and sew them together with a 1/2-inch seam. Finger-press the seam open, turn the sleeve right-side out, and press with the seam at the bottom.
5. Hand-sew the top of the sleeve to the top of the quilt, just below the binding, using a whipstitch or a blind stitch. Then sew the bottom of the sleeve in place.
6. Attach brackets to the wall, feed the rod through the pocket, and you’re good to go.

Don’t forget to clean your quilt once in awhile. You probably won’t ever need to wash it; just dust it with a light-suction vacuum cleaner.

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qdpatooties writes: I've done this before and it's a fabulous way to show off your "art." It really looks very clean and professional. Also, if you are one of those people that rotate for the "season" it's easy to just slip it off and put up another piece without tearing up your wall which is what you'd do if you used the push pins.
Posted: 7:02 pm on May 12th
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