Friday, 27 March 2020

Hanging Sleeve video

I've received such a lot of positive feedback about my hand piecing videos - thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support.

Many of you asked for more videos on a range of topics, but I decided to cover hanging sleeves first.

Hanging sleeves aren't just for exhibition quilts - they allow you to hang quilts in your home too.

My Holiday Homies quilt hanging above the spare bed

I belong to Capital Quilters guild, and we have our exhibition coming up in August 2020.  I was going to give a little talk about hanging sleeves at our next guild meeting, but New Zealand is now in a 4 week lock down for Corona Virus, so that isn't going to happen.

So I made a video instead, and here it is:


I use Jacqui Geering's method for making 4" deep hanging sleeves, and that's the method I demonstrate in my video.   You can find the written instructions on Jaqui's blog here.

Some of the important things I cover in the video are:
- when and how to leave room for a hook in the centre of your quilt
- where to position the hanging sleeve on the back of the quilt
- how wide to cut the fabric for the sleeve (it's 8 1/2")

So I hope you find it useful.  My regular cameraman was away, so I had to train another one.  This video won't win any prizes, but apparently my audience prefer the rustic homemade style anyway!



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3 comments:

Frédérique said...

Great video, and good tips! Thanks for sharing this!

Susan said...

Looks great - thanks for the tut!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

I love your tutorials. I'll shall go and have a look at your video shortly.
Take Care xx