22 Sep 2014
- 1 panel of banner
- 3/4 yard of backing
- 3/4 yard batting
- 4 yards of ribbon
- Quilt Basting Spray
- Pinking Shears
- Standard Sewing Supplies
Spray backing with quilting basting spray~ You can use safety pins instead if you would like.
Smooth batting onto the backing to secure backing and batting together.
Layered the banner piece of fabric on top of the batting- use the adhesive spray to secure the banner to the batting.
You should have banner right side up with backing right side down and batting in the middle of a “sandwich” all secured with basting spray~
Now that all three pieces are sandwiched and secured with basting spray take the banner “sandwich” to your sewing machine sew 1 half inch from each borderline.
I used white thread so you can see it, you may want to use orange or black thread but white will do.
Repeat for each flag on the banner panel.
Once you have sewn around all of the flags on your banner use your pinky shears to trim away excess fabric from the edges of the sewn edge.
*Make sure to also trim any stray threads at this point.
You should now have 18 triangles and probably a lot of fuzz, so wipe down your surface to get rid of all the fuzziness and get ready for the next step.
I like to lay out the flags so I can see what order I like to sew them in.
Change to black thread.~
Start by leaving a 5-inch tail of ribbon. Place the ribbon on top of the first flag along the stitch line. Top Stitch the ribbon to the top edge of the flag.
Once one flag is sewn to the ribbon add a second flag to the bottom of the ribbon. Continue until all the flags are sewn to the ribbon.
I am redacting the centerpiece part of my tutorial. After these instructions were published I received a notice that some were concerned that the shape of the center piece may be offensive to some.
I in no way meant to offend anyone and sincerely apologize if I have :)
Find a Kit to make your own banner in my etsy shop: