Friday, March 31, 2017

name tag

When I go to Project Linus meetings, no one wears name tags and it drives me crazy!  I've been wanting to make myself one for a while to wear to those meetings and other quilt related events.  When I found out I was going to QuiltCon, it gave me the needed kick to finally do it!

At some point last year, I won a scrap pack of fabric from Karen Lewis through Scraptastic Tuesday.  I knew that I wanted to use it to make the fabulous rainbow sewing machine designed by Kristy of Quiet Play. I bought the smaller version of her pattern and made the 6" version.

And I love my finished block, but it was way to big to be a name tag.  Husband to the rescue!  He scanned the block so I could shrink it, and then I printed it on fabric.  I embroidered my name, then did a 1/2" crosshatch quilting.  And I love it!

At my work, we use magnetic name tags.  I have a few work study students and the nature of those positions means high turnover, so I had a few name tags for students who didn't work for me any more. I hand sewed the name tap part to the back of my name tag so that I can use the magnetic back.

At the last minute, I decided to make name tags for my QuiltCon roommates, too.  None of them knew me prior to QuiltCon and they let me crash with them fairly last minute.  For theirs, I printed their names instead of embroidery.  Sadly, I didn't remember to take a picture.  But they were a hit, and a few people at QuiltCon told me that they saw other people "from my group" because they recognized the name tag.

This was goal #2 on my list of Q1 goals for the globally hosted finish along.


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