I need to ship my quilt to AQS for arrival between Sept 9 and 13 so today I worked on adding a hanging sleeve.
AQS has great instructions about how to add a sleeve to fit the show requirements, but here is a summary of how I did it.
First cut a strip of fabric 8 1/2″ wide and the length of the top edge of the quilt ( I used the same fabric as the backing)
fold and press 1/4″ seam on the ends
Fold again 1/4 inch
now fold in half lengthwise and press a crease
open it up and press one side to the center
then the other
now turn the right sides together and sew a 1/4″ seam end to end
now turn it right sides out
you can see that it is bigger on the top …this allows room for the bar that hangs the quilt and prevents it from distorting the quilt.
Now pin it to the back
and stitch it down (sorry this has to be done by hand)
ready to hang. Now I need to pack it for shipping.