When finishing a quilt, most quilters add some sort of binding and--if the quilt will be displayed on a wall--a hanging sleeve. But many forgo a label. Why?
When creating quilted wall hangings, what do you use for inspiration? Many quilt artists take their cue from their own photos.
Of all the ways of finishing a quilt, creating a facing will give an art quilt the most contemporary, clean look, says Susan Brubaker Knapp.
In our downloadable ebook Create Fabric Wall Hangings: 5 Free Quilted Wall Hanging Patterns, you'll find patterns and instruction by some of the most respected quilt and fiber artists.
If you think quilt binding and finishing is the least creative part of your quilt making, think again. Our free ebook Quilt Binding and Finishing: Free Tutorials on How to Bind a Quilt Plus Tips on Finishing a Quilt has been updated, with 13 creative—yet easy—techniques for finishing and binding a quilt.
Put this in the category of "Why didn't I think of that?" A few weeks ago, Assistant Editor Kristine Lundblad came up with a terrific way to solve a problem we have at Quilting Arts.
One thing that always surprises me is that when we require the finalists of any challenge to attach a quilt sleeve for hanging, we get numerous emails asking, "How do you make a quilt sleeve?" Or, "Exactly what kind of quilt sleeve do you want?"