Thursday, January 8, 2009

Stage One : A Quilt Show Sleeve

I had to do this today for a Road To California exhibit so thought I would document for you. Quilt Shows usually call for a 4 inch sleeve with enough slack in it to allow for the shower bar size rod that goes through it. I make all my sleeves this way so here goes. First, cut a 9 inch strip of fabric that ideally matches the backing fabric... the length of this 9" strip will be that of your quilt width. If you have a heavy wide quilt (like greater than 70 inches... you may chose to put 2 sleeves on your quilt with a 1 1/2 inch gap in the very center of your quilt between 2 sleeves. This would allow for an additional center hanging support if necessary.) Next iron press a double fold (approx 3/4" each fold) on each end and stitch by machine.

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