Tuesday, June 12, 2012

How to Make a Loop to Hang Your Quilt


Do you hate adding rod pockets to your small quilts?  Me too! Rod pockets are like mosquitoes in the dark, they drive me nuts! Here's how to make a different hanging mechanism for your small quilts; it's a simple loop added to the back for hanging your quilt.

1. Find the center top of the back of your quilt. Make a pin mark about 1.5 inches down from the top to mark the center of the quilt.

2. About .5 inches to the left of that mark, take a stitch with your needle and a size 5 or 8 thread.

3. Take a stitch into the quilt back and leave an open loop.
4. Put your fingers into that loop and pull the thread through the loop to make another loop. You are making a chain stitch much like a crochet stitch.

5. Continue to make the chain stitch until the hanging loops extend to .5 inches beyond the center mark.


6.  To secure the loop, take a stitch into the quilt back. Pass the needle through the final loop and tie off the thread.


7. Snip the thread, hang the quilt on the wall, and smile real big.

11 comments:

Karen Goddard said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I was trying to figure how you make your hanging loops, now I know!

Truffle queen said...

Great idea! I've been using a safety pin put on horizontally - and it can be "iffy". I also use the 3M teeny "hooks". No holes in the wall!

Gene Black said...

Gee and here I was just fusing on a piece of ribbon to use as a hanging loop. Now I know better.

creativedawn said...
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creativedawn said...

What that should read is...That is a great little hanger for a mini quilt...sorry! Thanks for sharing that!

Cornwoman said...

I love it! I've been making the squares folded into triangles and sewn onto the corners, that hold a small dowel. Sometimes the quilt is small enough that it feels like overkill. This would be perfect!

WoolenSails said...

Now that is an idea that I would do and not mess up, lol. Love it and great for those smaller projects.

Debbie

Judith said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I will have to try this for my small quilts. Judith, Texas

Janelle said...

This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing it.

Barbara said...

I can't wait to try it. So simple. Why didn't I think of that?

Pat said...

What a great idea. Can't wait to try it.