Friday, December 22, 2017

Personalized Quilt Banners : :

Persoanlized Quilt Banner: Quinn

Last week I shared in my Instagram Stories this fun personalized quilt banner project that is so perfect for this Alphabet painted letter panel by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics! This print is a must have for your fabric stash -- from simple monogramed tea towels to alphabet quilts and everything in between, my ideas for this print are endless!

Joie De Vivre

Featuring Joie de Vivre Joyeux Alphabet Panel by Bari J.

To make these little letter quilts I mostly use up scraps -- batting scraps, fabric scraps and quilt binding scraps. I start by trimming up natural fiber batting rectangles to measure around 9" x 11". It's important to use natural fiber batting such as cotton, bamboo, silk or wool anytime you qayg so you can use a hot iron and press right onto the batting. Next I spray baste or use a little glue to stick each fussy cut letter to the center or slightly off-center to each batting square. Then using a variety of fabric scrap strips I use Quick Quilt As You Go and the log cabin style to make each letter quilt. I finish by backing each, attaching the backing fabrics by adding a little quilting, and then I finish with machine quilt binding. Easy and fun!

Sewing with Joie de Vivre

For the Quinn banner I made and shared in my stories last week, I combined each letter with a variety of my own painted florals and new Love Story prints!

Persoanlized Quilt Banner: Quinn

This sweet banner is for my niece to match her big sister Sylvia's banner that I made for her Birthday party this past Summer. I'm excited for the girls to have these to hang in their bedrooms and to hang on special occasions that celebrate each of them!

Persoanlized Quilt Banner: Quinn

To attach each little letter quilt I used a long length of leftover Soulful fabrics binding. I used pins to hold each letter quilt in place and sewed to attach, making sure to catch the inner edge of the binding on both sides.

Persoanlized Quilt Banner: Quinn

On both ends of the banner I made a simple loop for hanging. I love how this Quinn banner came together!

Personalized Quilt Banner Back

Persoanlized Quilt Banner Loop to hang

For Sylvia's banner I used mostly scraps leftover from pillows I had made in Sew Caroline's Chalk & Paint collection for AGF, along with scraps from my own collections, Wild & Free and Fleet & Flourish!

Persoanlized Quilt Banner: Sylvia

Persoanlized Quilt Banner: Sylvia

I hope these personalized quilt banners inspire you to sew with these fun fabrics! I'm so behind on sharing here all that I've been sewing these past couple of weeks. I look forward to playing catch-up over the holiday!

xo Maureen

8 comments:

  1. These are lovely, I keep eyeing the Bari J alphabet and have lots of ideas, you have added more. Thanks for sharing your beautiful banners. Merry Christmas ❤️🎄❤️

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ohhh, wonderful fabric and I love your banner idea!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love these. They are amazing. I am going to buy some if this and keep a bit of my stash. But I am going to sell the majority if my stash.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh Maureen, these are so so so pretty. I now believe I need some of that fabric. These are just beautiful
    Thank you always for your inspiration
    Happy Christmas

    ReplyDelete
  5. I bought the fabric at a show and it is lovely. I recently finally cut it to personalize some fluffy blankets with the first initial of each grandchild, 8 of them..... I used this for two of the girls. The boys got batik fabric mostly. Love the banner idea!!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This fabric is new to me but I can see that it can inspire lots and lots of possibilities. I think your banner is fabulous.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

If you are a no reply or an anonymous commenter, I will be sure to respond to your comment right here - so please do check back!