Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday Tip - Hanging Sleeve

Our Mod Owls wishes everyone a very Happy New Year!! 
These owls are stunning, dressed in gorgeous Island Batik Fabrics!

As this quilt needed a hanging sleeve, we decided to share a picture tutorial for hanging sleeves.

Begin with an 8 1/2 inch wide piece of fabric. The sleeve should fit right inside the binding edges.

Simply lay the strip on the back of the quilt with one edge just inside the binding and cut the other edge an inch beyond the inside of the binding.

The extra inch allows for a double 1/4 inch folded hem on each end. Stitch each hem.

Press the strip in half, lengthwise with wrong sides together.

Then open and press each lengthwise edge into the middle.

Sew the raw edges together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Carefully press this seam open without pressing out the original side pressed folds.

Pin the sleeve to the back of quilt, within the binding and about a 1/2 inch from the top binding.

Secure the sleeve with a few pins where the pressed folds are. There should be a pucker in the top of sleeve to allow for the hanging bar.

Secure sleeve with a hidden stitch.  These stitches are quite large.  This doesn't need to be too neat or fancy.  Just securing it is the object here.

And there you have it, your hanging sleeve - just that simple! :)

We experienced comfort and joy over the holidays and hope you did too! 

It's back to work for us here at Sew Kind of Wonderful and looking forward to our upcoming trip to Cali for Road to California! Yay! Hope to see many of you there! :)

Happy Quilting!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~
Jenny, Helen and Sherilyn 


Leeanne said...

I love the Mod Owls pattern, is that made with your original curve up ruler, or the New Mini?

sherilyn mortensen said...

It actually uses both. Our first pattern that does.

Danice G said...

I so love the Mod Owls pattern. It is definitely on my shopping wish list.

Warm Quilts said...

The Mod Owls are cute! Thank you for including the "sleeve" tutorial.

Zanymouse said...

Thank you for the hanging sleeve tutorial! This is much easier than the way I have been doing it. Those mod owls are too cute!

RandiT said...

This Owls are so cute!

Kath said...

Great sleeve tutorial and pictures. I sew a line of stitching on the outside edges (less than a 1/4 inch) when you open and press each lengthwise edge into the middle. I feel it makes sewing it on the quilt a little easier. I love the Owls too.

sherilyn mortensen said...

Kath, that is a good idea. 😊👍🏼