This is an Antique Quilt belonging to Cay Warner of Pampa, TX. She has asked me to attach a Quilt Sleeve to some of her Antique Quilts so that she can hang them in her home.
I thought I would show the process ~
We are going to make a 4" sleeve.
1. Measure the top edge of the Quilt, . . . measure down about 1/2' from the top edge ~
This Quilt Measures 69 " wide ~
2. Cut (or rip) a strip that is 9" long and the width of your Quilt plus 1" ~
This one will be 70" ~
3. Fold in the short end 1/2" and press, then fold in again 1/2" and press ~
4. Sew a seam along the short ends ~
5. Fold the strip in half with the wrong sides together and press, . . . by doing it this way, you do not have to turn the tube - the seam will be hid between the Quilt Backing and the Sleeve ~
6. Along the raw edge, stitch the long edge together with a 1/2" seam ~
7. Press the seam open ~
8. Center it and Press ~
9. Along one of the long edges, fold down and press 1/4" - this allows a little slack so that the Quilt will hang better ~
10. Pin the sleeve to the back of the Quilt, about 1/2" from the top of the Quilt ~
11. Hand-stitch the sleeve to the Quilt - stitch around all four edges - make sure your stitches only go through the backing and the batting - you should not be able to see the stitches from the front of the Quilt ~
12. Your Quilt is ready to hang!
Thank you, Cay, for letting me show your Beautiful Antique Quilt!