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Project: Scrappy Rainbow Banner

By Felie Hempfling

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Felie Hempfling of London and Granger has designed an 8ft Scrappy Rainbow Banner with 11 pennants for you! You can easily add or remove pennants, if you’d like to make it longer or shorter. Or personalize it with appliqued letters. They are so much fun to make you’ll want one for every season!

 

Materials Needed:

Triangle Template 

Scrap fabric (for the front)

½ yard coordinating backing (or more scraps)

1 yd Interfacing Fusible Sheerweight 906F

3 yds Double fold bias binding NOTE: (Make your own by cutting bias strips at 2 ¼” wide. For each additional pennant add 9.5” to your bias binding.)

OLFA Splash Navy 24″ x 36″ Double-Sided Rotary Mat

OLFA 2″ Rotating Rotary Mat (RM-12S)

OLFA Splash 45mm Quick Change Rotary Cutter, Pink

OLFA 6″ x 24″ Frosted Acrylic Ruler 

OLFA 5″ Precision Smooth Edge Scissors 

 

Prepping Instructions:

  1. Sort and organize your scraps into similar colors, scraps can be any size.

  1. Piece your scraps together, and press seams open to reduce bulk. (I prefer to piece my scraps together with as little waste as possible, as you can see in my photo example.) Once the scraps are sewn together it will be just enough for the template to fit.

  1. Prepare your interfacing by laying your template over the interfacing and trim so that it is about an ⅛” larger all around the template.

  1. Follow manufacturer’s instructions on how to adhere your interfacing to the back of your pieced scraps. Lay your template over the now interfaced scrap panel and trim. Repeat steps 1-4 for the remaining scrap panels.

  1. Repeat the process for your backing if you want it to be scrappy. If using larger pieces of scraps or coordinating backing fabric that don’t require piecing, you can skip the interfacing.
  2. Place your front and back pieces right sides together and pin. Using a ¼” seam allowance, sew along the two long sides of the triangle. Leave the top unsewn so that you may turn the pennant right side out, this top edge will be covered by the double fold binding.

  1. Trim the points as shown, this will reduce bulk and help you get a sharper point. Turn each pennant. Use a chopstick to help get a sharper point.

  1. Press each pennant and then top stitch the two long sides.

 Assembling Instructions:

  1. Sort your pennants according to how you want them to hang in your pennant. Follow the directions for A if you have an even number of pennants, or B if you have an uneven number of pennants.
  2. Find the center of your bias binding follow step A or B according to the number of pennants you have.
    • If you have an even number of pennants pin the center, lay your pennant down and make sure it is ¼” away from pennant. Repeat this step for the other side of the pin. Open your bias binding and sandwich the top of the pennant in between, align the raw edge of the pennant to the centerfold of the bias binding, and pin in place. Work away from the center, spacing your pennants ½” apart.
    • If you have an odd number of pennants pin the middle pennant in place. Open your bias binding and sandwich the top of the pennant in between, align the raw edge of the pennant to the centerfold of the bias binding and pin in place. Working away from the center space your pennants ½” apart. Repeat this step until all your pennants are pinned in place.

  1. Repeat this step until all your pennants are pinned in place.
  2. Sew the entire length of the bias binding by starting at one end, stitch ⅛” away from the edge. This will secure the pennants in place.
  3. Add the loops to your Rainbow Scrappy Banner. From the edge of your bias binding measure 2” and fold. Zig zag stitch in place. Repeat for the other side.

  1. You’re done! Hang you’re banner and enjoy.

 

You can follow Felie online:

Company name: London and Granger

Instagram London_and_Granger

Website url: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LondonandGranger