More fun is to be had today as we put the finishing touches on the Darling Diva wall quilt. I love to see a darling project unfold, and when I’m nearing the end of the project, there’s such a great sense of accomplishment and excitement.
- Cut 2″ wide binding strips for the top and sides.
- With right sides together, sew the binding strips to the front of the quilt. First to the top and bottom and then to the sides.
- Steam press the binding away from the quilt and, then, in half.
- Fold toward the back and secure with Clever Clips. Slip stitch the binding to the back.
- To create a hanging sleeve, cut a strip of muslin 3″ x 14″. Turn in the short sides and sew. Fold the strip in half and sew the long side. Turn.
- Press the strip flat. Slip stitch the tube to the top back of the quilt, taking care not to sink the stitches too deeply so they show on the front.
All great works of art deserve to be signed. Create a quilt label, or use one of the many that are available on-line or sold as yardage panels at your local quilt store. Sign your label using a Fabric Fun permanent marker. It can be affixed to the back of the quilt using HeatnBond Quilter’s Edge iron on adhesive tape.
Place the quilt on the dowel of the quilt hanger or thread the quilt onto 1/2″ wooden dowel. If you’re using a wooden dowel, tie a ribbon on each end of the dowel to hang the quilt.
Follow the instructions on the quilt hanger to hang it on the wall.
My time on QUILTsocial is over for now. I hope you enjoyed making this darling wall hanging, the finishing touches on the Darling Diva wall quilt are like the frosting on the cake. Like all divas, I think she is sweet and just a little bit sassy! Until we meet again on QUILTsocial, make a mess and have some handmade fun!