How to Make a Loop to Hang Your Quilt

Many of my quilts are small and light weight and adding a hanging sleeve for a short little slat just doesn’t make sense. (And, as you know, I’m all about common sense.) So I’ve come up with this hanging mechanism for your small quilts: a simple loop added to the back.

Here are the steps:

1. Find the center top of the back of your quilt. Make a mark about 1.5 inches down from the top to mark the center of the quilt. A pin hole in th fabric will do the trick.

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

3. Take a stitch into the quilt backing fabric and leave an open loop. (Leave the needle on the thread.)

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 chain extends .5 inches beyond the center mark. The complete chain will be about 1 inch long.

6.  To secure the chain, 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 enjoy the view.