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How to Add a Rod Pocket to a Quilt


In order to hang a quilt, you will need to attach a rod pocket to the back.


Cut a strip of fabric 6”wide by the width of the quilt.  Fold the short ends of the strip under 1/4”, then fold another 1/4”. Sew along the first fold (Fig 1).






Fold strip lengthwise with wrong sides together. Sew along raw edges with a 1/4” seam allowance to form a long tube (Fig 2).






Press the seam open and resulting tube flat (Fig 3).






Place the tube on the back of the quilt, seam side against the quilt about 1” from the top edge and equal distant from the side edges.  (Fig 4). Pin in place so that the tube is straight across the back of the quilt.





















Hand stitch the top and bottom edges of the tube to the back of the quilt, being careful not to allow the stitches to show on the front of the quilt.