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Another method of hanging a small quilt or adding in a dowel along the bottom of a larger quilt to help it hang straighter and flat to the wall is by adding triangles to each corner on the back of the quilt.
This method is very quick and requires no hand sewing which is a bonus for those of you who do not like to hand sew. A couple of weeks ago I showed you how to make hanging tabs that required very little hand sewing using a tube of fabric.
Four little triangles – one for each corner of the quilt. I used this method for my November Stitch Along Sunday project.
How to Make and Attach
1. Cut triangles an appropriate size for your quilt. This piece with is 10 ½″ x 28″ I chose to cut the squares 3 ½″. Cut 4.
2. Fold each square from one corner to the opposite to create a triangle. Wrong sides of fabric together. Press well with a steam iron as they should be nice and flat.
3. Place in each corner of the back of the quilt and pin.
4. Sew in place with an ⅛″ seam.
5. Sew on the binding.
The triangles are now ready to have a piece of dowel or bar of some sort attached.
I did find that there needs to be a couple or more pieces of hanging hardware for the dowel – cup hooks work well. A fancy ribbon or string attached to the dowel would also work to hang the wall hanging.
If putting your piece in a show a hanging sleeve will need to be added rather than tabs or triangles.
Just another option of how to hang a small quilt.