Quilting

Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

July 19, 2019

Fun stuff: beautiful fabrics, your fave enamel pins & a blog tour!

This quilted wall hanging celebrates so many things. First off, that fabric – it’s the new Everlasting collection from Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics. This fabric has us swooning – romantic and summer-inspired, we wanted to do something really special with it. Secondly, we had a pile of enamel pins that needed a home … and thus the idea of a pretty quilted banner to display them was born. Details were added with Dritz hardware and the cork fabric to house the pins. See how to make this banner, and learn more about the Everlasting blog tour that’s happening now.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things


Everlasting Fabric Collection from Sharon Holland and Art Gallery Fabrics

The fabric.

Take a look at Sharon Holland’s Everlasting collection. Its palette of navy, red, turquoise and blush is classic, and ideal for summer sewing. The Everlasting collection certainly has a vintage vibe, and it’s also really romantic. Sharon says it celebrates “promises of love that are always kept, the ritual of marriage and family traditions.”

Everlasting fabric collection blog tour

The blog tour.

Many talented makers have come together to share projects and inspiration in honor of Everlasting. It’s so exciting to see how different makers use the same fabric collection in so many distinct ways – quilts, accessories, garments … you name it. Check out the full blog tour details and plan to follow along.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Our project.

Now back to our quilted wall hanging. Ready to make one?

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Gather your supplies.

Fabric supplies:

Dritz supplies:

Other supplies:

  • ½ yard cotton quilt batting
  • Rubber mallet
  • Scissors
  • Thread for hand stitching
  • Rotary cutting supplies
  • Sewing machine

Fabric Prep:

  • Fabric for front of banner: 17” x 19”
  • Fabric for back of banner: 19” x 21”
  • Quilt batting: 18.5” x 20.5”
  • Cork: 9” x 11” & (2) ⅞” x 3”

WST: wrong sides together

RST: right sides together

All seams are ¼” unless otherwise noted.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Get started.

Make a quilt sandwich. Use Dritz spray adhesive to lightly spray one side of the batting. Center and smooth navy floral fabric on top.

Flip batting over and lightly spray with adhesive. Place teal floral fabric on top of batting and smooth.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Stitch diagonal lines 1” apart to create the quilted panel. Be sure to start and stop your stitches on the batting.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Trim the quilt sandwich to 16” x 18” and set aside.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Make the binding for the quilt.

Cut 2 strips of teal fabric 2.5” x 42”.

To make continuous binding, stitch the strips together as follows:

  • Place strips RST at a right angle.
  • Fold the top right corner down to the bottom. Finger press to crease the fold.

Release the fold, pin and stitch along the crease, backstitching at the beginning and end.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Trim the excess fabric leaving ¼” seam allowance. Press the seam open.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Press the binding in half lengthwise.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Attach the binding.

To attach the binding, place quilt navy side up on the table. Starting 6” from the bottom right corner, align the raw edges of the binding strip with the raw edges of the quilt.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Leaving a 3” tail at the top, backstitch and begin stitching toward the bottom corner. (The first pin indicates where to begin stitching. The diagonal pin indicates where to stitch at an angle.) Stop ¼” from the bottom corner and turn the quilt 45°. Sew diagonally toward the corner and off the quilt. Cut threads.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Fold the binding at a right angle then back down over itself so fold lines up with edge of quilt and pin. Align raw edges of binding with the raw edges of the quilt and stitch, backstitching at the beginning.

Stop a ¼” before the corner, pivot the quilt and stitch diagonally toward the corner and off the quilt.

Repeat for the remaining corners of the quilt.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Stitch the binding in place along the last side of the quilt and stop about 3” from beginning stitches, backstitching and leaving a long tail unsewn.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Trim the binding pieces so they overlap by ½”.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Open binding tails, place RST, pin and stitch across the short ends.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

The binding should be the perfect fit and lay flat on the quilt. Stitch the remaining binding in place, backstitching at the beginning and end.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Flip binding over to the back side of the quilt and pin in place. Hand stitch the binding to the back of the quilt using the ladder stitch and a needle and thread.

Dritz Rectangle Rings Hardware

The hanging mechanism.

Once binding is complete, gather the cut cork pieces and triangle hardware.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Loop cork tabs through triangle rings and pin 4.5” in from each side on the back top of the quilt.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Center and mark a dot 1” down from the fold on each tab.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Use an awl to carefully poke a hole through the cork and the quilt. Do this on a protected surface.

Place the rivet in the hole and snap the cap on.  Repeat for other tab.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Center large cork panel on navy side of quilt.

Use awl to poke holes and insert rivets and caps at each corner of the cork. Repeat for the center of all sides of the cork panel. 8 rivets are now in place on the center cork panel.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Use the rivet tool and a rubber mallet on a hard surface to securely fasten rivets following package directions, or watch this YouTube video to see how easy it is to install the rivets.

Dritz Bias Tape Maker

Cut an 18” x 1.5” strip of fabric and the bias tape maker to make the tape. (See how easy it is to use one.)  Fold the raw ends under to create a finished end and stitch the tape closed.

 

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

Place tape through the rings, fold tape over on itself one inch and stitch in place using a box stitch, repeat with the other side and hang.

Quilting Tutorial: Make a Pretty Banner to Display Favorite Things

It’s done.

The banner is now ready to load with enamel pins. It’s a one-of-a-kind wall hanging, perfect for showcasing your collection of enamel pins and button badges. Hang in your room or studio.

Everlasting Fabric Collection from Sharon Holland and Art Gallery Fabrics

Have we got your creative wheels turning?

Be sure to check out Sharon’s Everlasting lookbook – it’s packed with ideas and links to all kinds of projects.

Everlasting Fabric Collection from Sharon Holland and Art Gallery Fabrics

See more.

Be sure to also revisit Sharon’s original blog post that kicked off the Everlasting blog tour. You won’t want to miss her newest makes in celebration of the tour, like these Everlasting Pineapple pillows that were made with Dritz brass zippers.

Everlasting fabric collection blog tour by Sharon Holland and Art Gallery Fabrics

Visit all of the makers on the blog tour.

You will be delighted by all of the beautiful things made with Everlasting.

Friday, July 12 – Sharon Holland

Monday, July 15 – Marija Vujcic

Tuesday, July 16 – Carolina Moore

Wednesday, July 17 – Dana Willard

Thursday, July 18 – Lisa Ruble

Friday, July 19 – Dritz Sewing (You’re here now!)

Monday, July 22 – Eleri Kerian

Tuesday, July 23 – Marisa Wilhelmi

Wednesday, July 24 – Sharon McConnell

Thursday, July 25 – Morgan M.

Friday, July 26 – Alexis Wright

Monday, July 29 – Priscilla Geissler

Tuesday, July 30 – Maureen Cracknell

Wednesday, July 31 – Elina Temmes

Finally, stay in touch with us. Find Sharon on her blog and via Instagram. Learn more about Art Gallery Fabrics, and connect with Dritz via Instagram and Facebook.