Make It a Mini {Quilt Hanging Tip}

Great-Granny-Mini-Quilt

I made my Great Granny Squared Sew Along Yarn and Crochet Hook block into a mini quilt, so I wanted to share it with you {sorry for posting about the same thing twice in a row…seriously, it takes me forever to finish projects!}. I layered it with a scrap of batting and Kona Melon solid and quilted it densely with wavy lines.  Then I bound it using a single fold binding {my favorite for mini quilts!}.

Hanging-the-Quilt

Since it seems that mini quilts are really popular right now {thanks to Camille’s minis!}, so I thought I’d show how I prepare mine for hanging {a trick I learned from the Doll Quilt Swap a while back}. I use 3″ squares, folded on the diagonal and a tiny dowel.

Quilt-Back

Sew the squares to the two top corners of the mini, then trim the dowel to the right length and slip it in the little pockets.  Then, just hang your quilt on a nail or thumbtack!

Mini-Quilt-Wall

For quilts without the hanging pockets, thumbtacks work great, but I’m partial to the pockets because it’s easier to get the quilt level {without punching three holes in the wall…as I am in the habit of doing!}.  I’m also partial to hanging my mini quilts on a clothes line, as you can see in my Monterey sewing space and now here in New York! {Note: the postcard reads: “Step aside coffee This is a job for champagne” and is from Cat of Cat & Vee!}

Don’t you love mini quilts?  I’m so glad that the rest of the sewing world is catching on to what fun they are, it kind of makes me want to join a swap…!

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Comments

  1. Sigi G says

    Your Mini is so cute. What a beautiful Wall hanging!
    Thanks for the tutorial on how to hang these little Mini’s. Great idea!

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