From time to time I work a little at my local quilt shop. It is a small, happy place that opened three years ago. After a recent expansion and the hiring of some more people, the owner asked us to make name tags to wear while we are working.
Here is effort number one:
I love the way it looks. It is made from leftover corners from my Pinwheel Quiltalong quilt. The HST that make the pinwheels started at 2-1/2″. The problem is that the name tag finished to 5-1/2″ wide. More of a placemat or mugrug than a name tag. I sort of knew it would be too big as I was sewing on it, but by then I was in love with the idea and kept going. Do you ever do things like that? Keep going even when you know it isn’t going to work?
Then I did this one:
It started with 1-3/4″ squares, scraps from a pieced border several years ago.
This one is a better size (about 3-3/4″ wide) and is waiting to be pinned on next time I am in the shop.
Oh, I will feel so official.
ps-If you want more directions or a sort of tutorial for these little name tags, let me know. 🙂 They are pretty fun to make and might be good for a quilty get together.