Making a quilted banner for your sewing space by Sarah Vanderburgh August 13, 2019 written by Sarah Vanderburgh August 13, 2019 843 I’m finally doing it! I have wanted to make myself a banner for my sewing space – forever. In yesterday’s post, I talked about the free motion quilting features on PFAFF quilt expression 720 and how they increased my confidence to try out this skill. I combined my desire to create with my determination to learn something new and am really happy with the results. Maybe you need a quilted banner too?! Quilted sewing room banner Did you guess it would be in rainbow colors? Of course yours doesn’t have to spell what mine does; in fact there are several trendy 7 letter words out there right now including, INSPIRE and IMAGINE. You could also make a banner in different colors or with more sections – I’m tempted to make one that spells PUMPKINS, but am resisting. Regardless, follow along and see how I mastered my fear of free motion quilting and made this cute quilted banner in the process. materials fabric 7 different color fabrics, each measuring 6″ x 11″ long ½ yard of fabric for letters, backing and binding thread neutral piecing thread matching thread for each color of fabric other ½ yard of fusible fleece fusible webbing Fast and Easy Tear-A-Way Light letters template banner section template Click to download PDF Pattern Prepare fabrics for quilting Cut a piece of fusible fleece for each of the 6″ x 11″ fabric pieces and fuse it in place. Trace the letters onto the fusible webbing of your choice and fuse to the backing fabric. Cut out the letters and set them aside until quilting the fabric pieces is done. Cutting fusible fleece For the middle green section on my banner I decided to use pieced green selvage fabric which is something I enjoy doing. See my tutorial on how to make selvage fabric. I didn’t quilt this section but I did add some decorative stitches built into the quilt expression 720. I used the sewing machine stitch (stitch 6.3.1) and a heart stitch (stitch 6.1.5) in green thread. Decorative stitches on selvage section of banner All that’s left is to make sure the quilt expression 720 is ready to quilt. Insert a quilting needle, make sure the bobbin case is clean, and wind some bobbins to match each color of thread you’ll be using. Bobbins and presser foot tray All is ready to start free motion quilting using the PFAFF quilt expression 720. Come back tomorrow to start quilting with me! This is part 2 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 1: Free motion quilting with the PFAFF quilt expression 720 Go to part 3: Free motion the easy way with the PFAFF quilt expression 720 [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs272free patternspfaffquilt expression 720quiltssewing machine reviewstutorials FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Sarah Vanderburgh I love to play with color and *quilts* are my playground! A self-taught quilter, I've been designing quilts for almost 20 years. I'm inspired by happy fabrics, selvages, traditional blocks and nature. I'm also a wife, mother, and elementary school teacher, and enjoy drinking coffee on my front porch in northern Ontario. previous post Free motion quilting with the PFAFF quilt expression 720 next post Free motion the easy way with the PFAFF quilt expression 720 YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... How to bind a quilt with challenging corners Add a flange binding to your quilt for... Bi-colored quilt binding: 1 color for front another... Perfect quilt binding by hand, perfect quilt binding... How to sew the perfect quilt binding by... Celebrating the New Year in style with a... Decorative stitches sparkle on black bow tie quilt... Decorative stitches create a New Year’s party bow... Quilters can make buttonholes too with the PFAFF... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.