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    The easiest kilt to hang!

    Hey all,

    I'm new to the forum and joined because I was trying to rescue my heavyweight wool band kilt from a traumatic visit to the cleaners. Despite all the great tutorials and advice in the forum, I wasn't able to do it, so I'm packing it up to send back to Burnetts & Struth who made it.

    Since I didn't have my band kilt for Robbie Burns Night, I wore my own, which is a band kilt from the 90's - the band folded and we kept our kit, rather than have it sit in a dusty basement somewhere for 50 years.

    When I took off my kilt and hung it up, I recalled all the articles I saw on x-marks about hangers, how to hang, etc. and noted again how easy it is to hang because it has four loops - 2 centre (apron and pleats), and 1 on each hip. Insert hanger into centre loops, fold and insert other end into hip loops.

    kilt1.jpgkilt2.jpgkilt3.jpgkilt4.jpg

    I've never seen another kilt like this and wondered why - it would be such an easy idea to incorporate. No clips to slip, all the uniform on 1 hanger, and the kilt hangs straight and looks great.

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    Hello bassdrum,

    I've not seen a kilt with four loops before. I think it must be unique to the maker, but it does sound like a good idea.

    Welcome to XMarks by the way.

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    Welcome aboard, bassdrum!

    What a splendid way to hang the kilt!

    Also, one of my favorite tartans.


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    Hello, bassdrum!

    Allen Sinclair, FSA Scot
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    Welcome to the XMTS Community Bassdrum.....

    Great idea! Thanks for posting it......

    Hawk
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    Good idea. On the next kilt I have made, I'm going to specify the hanging loops be attached in that manner.
    Would you mind taking a photo with the kilt open showing the positioning of the loops on the apron and the pleats?

    Btw, welcome to the forum.
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    Give him power.[/B][/I] - [I]Abraham Lincoln[/I]

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    from Toronto

    The loops look like a great idea.

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    Welcome aboard! Well done!

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    Welcome to XMarks from the currently frozen South.

    Great trick with those loops.
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    Welcome to the "Great Rabble!"
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Canadian Sinclair.

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