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Free Quilt Dowel Hanging Instructions

Preparing a Quilt for Dowel Hanging
(Please note multiple pattern pictures were used in these directions)

Cut a piece of backing and batting the same size as your finished top piece. Lay the batting down first and then, on top of that, with right sides together, lay the backing and the quilt top.  Trim all 4 sides even.

From the material left over from Border material or material of your own choosing, cut four (4) 4 1/2” x 3” strips, fold in half lengthwise, right sides together; along the long edge and stitch long side together leaving top and bottom open. Turn right side out and press so that seam is in the middle.

Fold piece in half and pin between the quilt top and the backing with the two short, unsewn edges even with the raw edge of the layers as shown below:

Place one at each end 1/4+” from the edge and then evenly space the remaining two in the middle; pin in place;  replace quilt cover so that the four tabs are now sandwiched in between the two right sides together. Be sure that the quilt top is facing in the right direction with the tabs at top. Pin layers together and stitch the top and two sides ; using a 1/4” seam but leaving the bottom open so that you can flip the completed piece right side out. (Make sure not to catch the sides of your tabs in the 1/4” seam).

Clip each corner diagonally being sure not to cut into the seam—turn the piece right sides out and press—fold the bottom edge in 1/4" and press and pin even.

Once completed, press again and then stitch 1/4” from the outer edges, which includes the open edge. You can use a straight edge, decorative edge, zigzag etc.  

Cut a piece of 5/8” dowel to a length that exceeds 1" on each side of your piece.  Mark with a dot 1/2” from each end and strike with a center punch.  Drill using a 1/8” drill bit.  Lightly sand to remove any rough spots.

Cut a piece of 1/4” ribbon and using a needle with a large eye, thread the ribbon through the hole in one end of the dowel. Tie off with a multiple (3) knot or use a bead to keep the ribbon from coming back through the hole.  

Thread the rod through the 4 loops and tie off the other end in the same manner as described above.

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