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.