Mini quilts are great for adding a splash of color to a room. I’ll show you how to add little pockets to the back of your quilt for easy hanging.
This method is for quilts that are less than 24″ wide.
- 5″x 10″ fabric for two pockets (or 5 x 20″ fabric for four pockets)
- A small wooden dowel (cut to the width of your quilt minus one inch; dowels are available at craft stores or home improvement stores)
1. Before binding the quilt, cut two 5″ squares using the same fabric as your backing to create two pockets.
If the direction of your quilt doesn’t matter, you can add pockets to all four corners so that you can change the direction of how you hang your quilt from time to time. If you’d like that flexibility, cut four 5″ squares and create four pockets.
2. Fold the squares in half along the diagonal. Press.
3. Topstitch 1/8″ along the diagonal.
4. Pin the pocket to the corner of the quilt.
5. Machine baste to the quilt using a walking foot and a 1/8″ seam. You will secure the pocket with additional stitching when you add the binding.
6. Repeat for the remaining pocket or pockets.
8. Decide where you want your quilt to hang and how far apart you want the nails to be. You’ll want the nails to be able to support the part of the dowel that is not inside the pockets.
9. Place the dowel in the pockets and hang the quilt on the nails.
10. Step back and enjoy your handiwork!