Most Quilt Show organisers require each quilt that is entered to be exhibited to have a hanging sleeve to be firmly attached to quilts. Some organisers only require rod pockets for any quilt that has a width greater than 50cm; others require a rod pocket for all quilts entered. A properly attached hanging sleeve helps to ensure your quilt hangs well for the duration of the quilt show.
I have described to ways to attach a sleeve to your quilt. The first is attaching the rod pocket or sleeve AT THE SAME TIME as completing the binding. The second is attaching the rod pocket or sleeve after the binding has been completed.
Attaching the sleeve at the same time binding your quilt.
Attaching the sleeve after the binding has been completed.