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« on: October 02, 2012 09:45:27 AM »

You all probably know how to add fast finish triangles to your mini quilts to make them easier to hang.   Rather than pinning a quilt to the wall, stitching a ring to the back or making a full length sleeve that you then have to hand stitch, you sew little triangles in to the binding.  To hang the quilt, you tuck a stick into each pocket and balance the stick on your hook or nail.  It helps support the quilt and keeps the ends from curling in. 

 

I wrote up a quick tutorial, mostly to help remind myself to put them on BEFORE I stitch in the binding.  You can see all of the (oh so complicated... not!) details on my blog post.  http://twasbrilligand.blogspot.com/2012/10/tutorial-fast-finish-triangles.html

Here is the short version.



I cut a small triangle of fabric from the binding.  It is the perfect size.



Stitch it into the upper corner being careful not to catch the folded binding, keeping the seam close to the raw edges of the quilt.



Finish your binding as usual.  Easy hanging method.  No fuss. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012 12:47:18 PM »

Great tute! Thanks for sharing! I actually just started doing this a couple months ago, but probably not as neatly or as nicely as yours, I was just winging it. Will try your technique on my next one! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012 12:49:52 PM »

What a great idea, thanks for sharing!
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