I like the little Easter baskets I made for my granddaughters. Now I have to fill them with something. I decided to put a little Spring banner, or Easter banner in each one. Banners are really fun to make because you can put them together pretty quickly.
I chose a stack of 5 fabrics from Riley Blake's 'Snug as a Bug' collection for Jillian's banner. Jillian is 4 and she loves pink so this collection is perfect for her.
Step 1. Cut a 7" Strip WOF
Step 2- Fold your fabric in half again, lengthwise. You will have 4 layers of fabric. Using your Kaleidoscope ruler, line the 8-1/2" line with the fold of the strip.
Step 3- Cut the fold with scissors.
Step 4- You will have two flags from each cut. Your pieces will already be wrong sides together. Zig Zag stitch from the point to the top of one side and then repeat on the other side. Leave the top open, and press each flag so that it lays flat. The zig zag stitch will bunch the fabric up a little bit so pressing is important.
Step 5-Pin a folded bias tape to the top of the flags, being sure the fold encloses the raw-edges of the top of the flag. Be sure you have about a 12" tail at each end of the banner. Sew.
This is what your banner will look like.
For Audrey's banner I used a stack of 5 fabrics from Riley Blake's 'Twice As Nice' Line.
Instead of cutting using my ruler and rotary blade,
I drew a line around the ruler using disappearing ink
And then, using pinking sheers, I cut along the line.
After cutting, I sewed a straight stitch from the point of the flag to the top on both sides of the flag. I put the banner together using red bias tape.
This little banner will go into Audrey's Easter Basket.
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