Making a Pennant with Fun Fabrics

Good Morning, Quilters!

My grandson is about to move from his crib to a “Big Bed” and a new bedroom.

The perfect excuse for me to pull out some fun fabrics and make a bunting to decorate his new digs.

I happened to have the perfect ruler for the job…(I have the perfect ruler for almost every job–I’m a sucker for rulers!)

You don’t need this ruler to create the pennant…just draw a triangle or use the 45 degree line on a regular ruler.

I used fat quarters of fabric-and made each triangle 9 inches from tip to base.

The trick to pointed triangles…sew 2-3 stitches straight across the tip (blunting the point)–do not stitch to the point.

Then trim the seam allowances around the point–the tip and the sides.

Pennant, Lori Kennedy

Press the seam allowances open over a sleeve roll or Tailors board or a tightly wound towel.

This makes everything lay flatter once the pennants are turned.

The perfect point!

I made double fold tape (not bias) and zig zagged the pennants onto a long strip.

Ready to hang!

Once you get started…you won’t want to stop…

Lori Kennedy, Pennant

 

I think I’ll make one for my sewing room!

Feels like a party!

What about YOU? Have YOU stitched any quick and easy projects lately?

We’d LOVE to hear…and please share a link if you have one!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

The Marigold Centerpiece in Four Easy Steps

 

Marigold Centerpiece, How-to

Ever since the 1960s, when the Marigold lost out to the Rose as the American National Flower, the lowly marigold has suffered a bit of an inferiority complex.  It need not be so…after all, the lovely marigolds are still blooming strong in our fall gardens, while most roses have lost their bloom.   Besides, the cheery marigold is just as pretty as any rose (in my humble opinion) in my fall centerpiece!

You, too, can help us encourage the humble marigold by creating this lovely centerpiece.  All you need is a bowl, floral foam, marigolds and a few dried flowers. Continue reading