make it BAN­NER day

GUSSY UP ANY SHINDIG WITH THIS NO-SEW BUNTING PROJECT.

Country Sampler's Prarie Style - - Made By Hand -

MA­TE­RI­ALS

Cot­ton fab­ric

Craft paint

Foam al­pha­bet stamps

Foam brush (to ap­ply paint

lightly to stamps)

Fusi­ble bond­ing web

(Stitch Witch­ery by Dritz)

Iron, iron­ing board

Scis­sors

HOW TO BEGIN BY PREP­PING THE FAB­RIC.

1. For the line, cut long strips ap­prox­i­mately 1 inch wide. Cut or tear strips, and then knot them to­gether at the ends un­til the line is the de­sired length.

2. For the pen­nants, fold the fab­ric in half, and cut two an­gles to­ward each other away from the crease to form a tri­an­gle; when opened, you should have a di­a­mond shape. You will want one pen­nant for each let­ter. (This will help de­ter­mine the length needed for the line.)

3. Prac­tice your paint-and-stamp tech­nique to achieve the look you want. On fab­ric, stamp each let­ter you need; al­low let­ters to dry, and then cut them out. 4. Lay the line out on an iron­ing

board. Not far from one end, slide an open di­a­mond be­neath the line and trim a piece of fusi­ble bond­ing web to fit, al­low­ing for mar­gins. Close the di­a­mond, and fol­low­ing the man­u­fac­turer’s guide­lines, ad­just the set­ting on the iron and ap­ply heat to seal the tri­an­gle to­gether. Leave a bit of a gap to­ward the top to en­able mov­ing the pen­nant(s) as needed once dis­played. Con­tinue un­til you have one pen­nant for each let­ter. Use a small strip of fusi­ble bond­ing web and your iron to af­fix a let­ter to each pen­nant.

5. Once all of the let­tered pen­nants are com­plete, give them an ex­tra pass of the iron to sharpen creases.

6. Tie small strips of fab­ric, rib­bon and rick­rack in gaps be­tween pen­nants. Use pink­ing shears for a home­spun zigzag edge.

Edi­tor’s Note:

El­yse Ma­jor is the au­thor

of

and

Tin­kered Trea­sures

Sea­side Tin­kered

Trea­sures.

Visit El­yse at tin­keredtrea­sures.com.

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