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A Gift Quilt Project - Christmas Sleeve

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Want to sew a Christmas wall hanging sleeve? Read and follow these simple direction to sew your Christmas Tree! share with your friends.

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A Gift Quilt Project - Christmas Sleeve

OK, now that you have that perfect wall hanging, how the heck do you hang it?

Well, let me tell you!

A Gift Quilt Project - Christmas Sleeve

 

Measure the width, just inside the binding on your quilted treasure, and add one inch. Cut whatever fabric you are going to use for the "sleeve" to that length by 8 1/2" wide.

Fold the short edges over twice, each fold about 1/4 inch. Press and stitch.

 

On the right side, fold the long edges to the center and press. Press it really well, 'cause we want the creases to be very visible. It should look like this.

Christmas Sleeve 1

 

With wrong sides together, stitch the long sides. Press seam open.

The seam will go to the quilt back; the creases are for slip stitching. Here is the sleeve positioned on the back of the wall hanging.

Christmas Sleeve 2

 

Pin and slip stitch the top crease to the quilt, about an inch or so below the binding. Take care not to go through to the quilt top, but do catch the batting now and then to increase the durability of the sleeve.

Slip-stitch the bottom crease in place, holding the sleeve so that there is some play. In other words, the back side of the sleeve will be flush against the quilt, but the front will have room for the rod, lath, etc., to go through.

Stitch down the ends on both of the back sides of the sleeve.

And you’re done!

 

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Glossary

Batting
The layer in the middle of a quilt sandwich between the Top and Backing layers consisting of wool, polyester, blends, silk, or cotton.

Same As: Stuffing, Filling, Wadding, Filler
Binding
Binding is used as both a noun and a verb. As a noun it is the fabric that's used to cover the raw edges of the quilt sandwich after it's quilted. This edging fabric is referred to as the Binding (noun). As a verb it is the process of putting on this fabric, and it referred to as Binding a Quilt.
Press
Method of using an iron to press seams and blocks. This means simply pressing downwards on the seam with the iron from above and not moving the iron back and forth which can distort the block or seam.
Quilt Top
The top layer of a quilt Sandwich.
Slip Stitch
A loose stitch catching only a thread or two of fabric; designed to be invisible from the right side.
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