Many people ask how to hang a quilt on the wall without a sleeve. There are several ways to accomplish this, and the first is to buy a piece of fabric that can be sewn in at the back or front of your hanging area. If you do not have fabric available, you can make do with pvc pipe and screws. Hanging a quilt on the wall without sleeves can be difficult for several reasons. Here are some suggestions on how to do it.
You could simply use a piece of material cut to the same dimensions as your wall. However, this will probably work best with a solid color, as a solid background is more visually interesting than a patterned fabric. Fabric will work, but is much harder to control once it is stained. If the patterned fabric is all that you have available, be sure to only use it as an outline, and not as the entire background of your quilt.
Another option when learning how to hang a quilt on the wall without sleeves is to use a piece of decorative wallpaper. This works well if you want a specific design or pattern, and you can also purchase fabric appliques with wall appliques already attached. Some fabric centers come with these, and if yours does not, the fabric center’s website usually sells fabric to fit your needs.
If you are learning how to hang a quilt on the wall without sleeves, another option is to sew on decorative edging to the wall. This is not difficult, and you can find a pattern online quite easily. Sewing edgings onto fabric is fairly easy, too. Just be sure you use a very strong yarn for this project, since the edging fabric will be visible once the quilt is complete. It is recommended that you start a measurement of your wall before you even attempt to sew any of the fabric to it. This is because the edgings, if not placed accurately, will cut into your quilt, reducing its durability or the appearance of the finished project.
The final method of learning how to hang a quilt on the wall without sleeves involves using one of those hanging bags, or “quilting bags.” Instead of pressing fabric into a quilting frame, you simply thread one of these bags through a series of loops until the desired distance from the bottom of the quilt is reached. Pulling the fabric through the loops, or bags, causes the fabric to be pulled taut against the wall. These bags are available in many different sizes to accommodate different quilt sizes. As with other tools used in quilting, it is wise to be careful when trying to pull fabric through these bags, and be ready to straighten the fabric when it is done to avoid damaging the finished project.
If you want to learn how to hang a quilt on the wall without sleeves, then you should start at one end of the quilt and work your way around the quilt, taking care to carefully measure the area where you will hang it. Once you have decided where you will hang the quilt, carefully straighten the fabric. Most fabric is fairly easy to straighten. Even a beginner can straighten a lightweight piece of fabric in a few minutes. Once the fabric is straightened, gather all of the excess fabric in one spot, knotting the end of the fabric together. You will need enough material to completely surround the quilt, but not so much that the backing of the quilt become stretched beyond the edges of the hanging bag.
Once you have the quilt centered on the wall, take one or two steps back from the wall and gather up the rest of the fabric into a ball. Gather the ball of fabric up under the quilt, so that the backing doesn’t tangle. The goal with hanging a quilt is to avoid the seams from showing, which makes a big ugly mess. The easiest way to do this is to take one end of the ball of material, place it under the quilt, and then knotting the ends of the material into a knot under the quilt.
When learning how to hang a quilt on the wall without sleeves, you will probably want to add a second panel of boards across the top of the quilt. Measure out the boards, and then take a piece of chalk or some other whiteboard material and dot your measurements onto the board. Start stitching from the center of one of your panels to the edge of the next panel, being careful to stitch clearly and evenly. Stitch all the way around, making sure to stagger your stitches. Then, remove the measuring tape, and using your chalk or other whiteboard material draw an imaginary line across the top of the quilt where the first panel would be. Use these instructions as a guideline for putting your quilt together.