A “D” for Quilt Sleeves

Do you get a “D” for your quilt sleeves aka rod pockets?  I do!  and I don’t mind saying so.  Making a sleeve with plenty of allowance to accommodate the hanging rod/dowl/baton helps to ensure that the quilt hangs well without bulging or distortion along the top.  The other thing you will notice is that the main seam is on the outside of the sleeve.  This means that the hanging rod will not catch on the seam when you insert it.   See the How to Make a Quilt Sleeve Tutorial by Susan Brubaker Knapp for happy hanging at your next quilt show or exhibition.