July 17, 2016

Adding a Sleeve

I decided to enter this small Modern Patchwork Quilt in the Los Angeles Quilt Show. That meant it needed a hanging sleeve on the back. Since the quilt is two sided, I wanted the hanging sleeve to blend with the design.  I pieced the sleeve, using felled seams, so the hanging pole wouldn't catch on a seam.

This is the original shot of the B-side, sans hanging sleeve

And the A-side.

Here are some links for you:  

I did my felled seams a bit different.  I off-set the top fabric edge 1/4" from the bottom fabric, then stitched a full 1/4" seam (not scant), using the top fabric edge as my guide.  This saved me from doing the trimming suggested in the tutorial.

I'm entering the other small quilt I made this year,   Fly Me To The Moon.  The sleeve is just plain white!

I hand stitched the hanging sleeves to the quilts, my least favorite thing while watching TV.  For the Modern Patchwork Quilt, I watched 2 episodes of Orange is the New Black, and for the Fly Me To  The Moon Quilt, I watched Straight Outta Compton.  Good times.
May your bobbins always be full,

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