Today while I working on my mini quilt for DQS11, it occurred to me that it isn't much discussed how to hang these lovelies. Or maybe it is, and I just haven't noticed? I hope that isn't the case, but you know, it happens. :)
Anyways, after I finished my quilting and squared up my quilt, I cut 2 - 31/2" squares and ironed them in half diagonally.
Then I placed the triangles in the top 2 corners and used a zig-zag stitch to secure along the edge, reinforcing the ends.
Once my corner triangles were attached, I sewed on my binding and did a quick check to the front to make sure all my zig-zag stitching was hidden in my seam allowance.
I hand sew my binding to the back with a invisible stitch, but if you wish to do it by machine, that is fine, either methods will work.
Once your binding is on, you are ready to hang your precious little lovely.
In the above picture I have a piece of 1/4" board that I had stole from my husband's wood pile. I like it because it lays flat and doesn't bow. You can get board like this in the lumber section at your local hardware store and sometimes even at the craft store. It is inexpensive (at the hardware store) for a long piece and it cuts simply with a hand saw. Just sand down any rough edges, and you are ready to go.
I like to attach Command Hooks to my wall when I hang quilts, for 2 reasons...
- It is easy to move around or change the quilts I have up on my wall.
- I am horrible about how I measure, and where the nails should go. I usally just eyeball it, and end up with way too many holes in the wall. I don't have that problem with the Command Hooks.
Isn't she pretty all bright and happy? I think I might be a little sad to see her go, but she was made for another. I just hope my partner loves her as much as I do.