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Thursday, November 21, 2013

An Easy Thanksgiving Banner

Leslie Rutland
Hobby Farms Guest Blogger

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland  (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Happy Thanksgiving, Craft Hub readers! I’m back with another easy sewing project that is sure to make your Thanksgiving a little more festive: an easy-to-sew Thanksgiving banner.

If you love to sew as much as I do, then check out some of my other sewing tutorials at my blog, The Seasoned Homemaker, where I comment on all things delightfully domestic.

Let’s make a Thanksgiving banner.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Here are the materials you’ll need:

  • a few fat quarters of fall fabrics
  • 1 package of Wrights double-fold bias tape (1/2 inch or larger)
  • thread
  • rotary cutter
  • quilting ruler
  • cutting mat
Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Stack all of your fabrics before cutting.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

From a piece of paper or cardstock, cut out a triangle that is 8½ inches on the sides and 6 inches across the top.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Lay out your triangles in a way that uses the least amount of fabric.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Cut out at least 30 triangles using your rotary cutter and mat. Because the fabric is layered, this might mean only three to four cuts.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Pin two triangles wrong sides together.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

With a 1/4-inch seam allowance, stitch the two triangles together.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Press open one edge of the bias tape.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Find the center of the bias tape and mark with a pin. From the center outwards, pin the 6-inch edge of the banner triangles to the raw edge of the bias tape, right sides together.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Using a 1/4-inch seam allowance, stitch the banner triangles to the bias tape.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

From the opposite side, press the seam allowance up.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Fold the seam allowance over the raw edge and press. Pin to hold.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Top-stitch the bias tape down using the default zigzag stitch on your machine.

Easy Thanksgiving Banner - Photo by Leslie Rutland (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Leslie Rutland/The Seasoned Homemaker

Proudly hang your Thanksgiving banner.

Leslie Rutland at The Craft Hub
About Leslie Rutland
Leslie is a serial sewist, master gardener, wannabe farmer, gluten-free food blogger, mom and grandmother who is in love with all things delightfully domestic. She joins the Craft Hub family every month with an easy sewing project that anyone can make. To see her most recent projects, keep in touch at The Seasoned Homemaker.

 

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Cute idea!
Michelle, Saint Clair, MI
Posted: 2/23/2014 8:38:35 PM
Cool.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 12/23/2013 11:56:47 PM
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