I made a little no-sew fabric banner this morning for my daughter's kitchen, and thought I would share how I did it. Here is a collage of photos I took in her happy Anthropologie inspired kitchen. This was my inspiration.
I wanted to use a variety of coordinating fabrics, but I had nothing in her color family, so I went to my local quilt shop and bought a package of pre-cut quilt squares. This package of 24 different squares cost around $7.00!
I used an iron-on adhesive to bind my fabric together. You could also sew, or use fabric glue.
I folded the fabric squares in half on the diagonal, to form triangles.
I cut a triangle of the paper backed iron on adhesive, and ironed it onto one half of my square. Follow the instructions for your individual product (mine said iron for 2 seconds). After all the fabric pieces had adhesive ironed to them, I trimmed them a bit to my desired shape. I folded each triangle in half:
and trimmed the fabric like this:
I used 2 strands of bakers twine to string my banner (red and blue), but you can use any string/ribbon/cord that matches your fabric. I opened the fabric up, placed the bakers twine in the seam, removed the paper backing from my adhesive, and folded the fabric back together and ironed. Again, follow the instructions that come with the product you purchase, as instructions vary regarding temperature and time.
here is the finished product hanging in my entry:
Oh...and the little scraps I trimmed? Have no fear, I used them too! Because the scraps had the iron on adhesive on them, I ironed them onto some plain shipping tags, trimmed them up, and look how cute they turned out...
My daughter gets a fabric banner, and I get some really cute fabric scrap tags!