New Art Quilt Hanging Sleeve Design

Gallery hanging systems have always created a challenge for my art quilts which hang from the ends of the dowel inserted in a sleeve on the upper back (all hidden from a view of the quilt).  I’ve received some invitations to submit quilts for gallery shows but they require a split sleeve with a dowel.  I decided to change my hanging system.  

I’ve been making quite a few medium to smaller quilts for which a plastic ring in the two upper corners works just fine.  However for quilts needing the support of a dowel in a sleeve, I’m going to try the split sleeve approach.  Since the dowel is still inserted through the two sleeve sections with a bit of dowel extending on either side, customers will be able to choose how to hang their art quilts….either with a nail in the middle or with a nail on either end.


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