The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild's monthly challenge for October is designing and making your own name tag. I have been wanting to do this for a while now and the Pinterest pins have been accumulating. Thanks Yanick for creating this challenge.
I used this name tag for reference. Megan has a paper pieced tutorial, but I "free pieced" the sewing machine using the picture as a guide (after my first unsuccessful attempt at paper piecing) and embroidered other details such as the spool of thread.
The background is a linen in my favorite blue; the other fabrics are from my scrap bin. I stitched half of one of my labels (leaving off the "Creates") on the machine at an angle as my daughter suggested.
A safety pin on the back serves as the means for attachment. Easy peasy!
|with the optional lanyard|
The safety pin can also be used to hook on a lanyard if so desired.
I'm all ready for Wednesday's meeting!!! Can't wait to see what my quilting friends have whipped up.
I am curious. Does your guild have members design their own name tags?
What about the "drop a quarter" in the bucket if you forget yours?
Thanks for stopping by!