Monday, March 24, 2008
Fold your sleeve in half length wise, matching the top unsewn edge, and press well.
I also put my label on the sleeve before I sew it to my quilt. I print my labels on fused plain fabric with the fusible paper still on the fabric. I then run the paper backed fused fabric through the ink jet printer. I print all the information I want to include on the label and then sign it with a permanent marker. I then remove the paper and cut the labels out with a decorative rotary blade. I center this on the back of my sleeve and fuse it in place. Finally I top- stitch around the label.
I will now bind my quilt. Once the quilt is bound I will fold up the sleeve to the second crease mark and pin it to the quilt back and hand stitch along the second crease line to secure my sleeve to the back of the quilt. When a rod is inserted into the sleeve it will not rest on my quilt surface and when hung it will not pull the top away from the sleeve. This method is simple and easy. I hope you give it a try.
Posted by Frieda Anderson at 7:25 AM