Today, we'll make a quilted nametag to wear at guild meetings or other quilty functions.
Start with a tiny little quilt block about 3" to 5".This one is 5" wide, and I added a strip of trimmed down quarter-square triangles, leftover from this TUTORIAL.
If there isn't room on the block for your name, stitch a 1-1/2" strip of fabric to one side of the block.
Embroider, or write your name with a Pigma Pen on the strip. Keep the seam allowances in mind. Here are some examples.
If I'm embroidering, I like to add a square of flannel/muslin//stabilizer to the back so the stitches won't show. In this case, I fused a bit of leftover fleece.
Once you've embroidered or written your name, cut a piece of batting and backing a little larger than your nametag block.
Finish Option I - Envelope Finish
- Lay block right sides together with backing, then lay over a square of batting and pin.
- Stitch around block, leaving an opening for turning.
- Trim batting, clip corners.
- Turn the nametag right side out, and hand-stitch the opening closed.
- Quilt by hand or machine if desired.
- Layer backing, batting and quilt top, then quilt by hand or machine. Trim if necessary.
- Cut a 2" x 22" binding strip, press in half, lengthwise.
- Apply binding as you would a quilt, mitering the corners and mitering the final seam if possible, given the teeny space to work in! Tutorial for a refresher HERE. Print-Friendly instructions HERE.
- If you are machine-binding, apply the binding to the back of the nametag, then bring around to the front and edge stitch, or use a decorative machine-stitch to finish. Video tutorial HERE.
You have just made your very own personalized miniature quilt so you don't forget who you are at guild meeting...