I owe this method to long-time GAAQG member, Carol Riffe, whose instructions I learned from many years ago. So, let's get started!
1. Cut or piece a strip of fabric 9" x the width of the quilt.
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3. With the wrong sides together and the long raw edges lined up, stitch a half inch seam. Press.
4. Using a long basting stitch, baste along the other long edge ½" from the fold.
5. Center and nest these seam allowances and press the sleeve flat.
6. Pin the sleeve to the quilt back at least ½" from the top edge of the quilt and with the basted seam facing out and the stitched seam against the back of the quilt.
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Most quilt shows use much larger rods than the small one in the picture here. The extra fullness in the sleeve helps the quilts hang flatter. I've also adapted this method to hang quilts in my home using smaller measurements to suit the rod I plan to use. Now, go enter your quilt in a show!