Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's all about a sign....

It thought it would be fun to share what I think may have eased 
my nervousness before the Patchwork event last week. 
I was so worried about preparing a booth, 
sharing with a friend and coordinating our styles.

And in the end, I realized... 
it was all just an extension of what I normally do,
 when I take a table at an event! 
But with a cool sign! 

I wanted to share how I made this pendant sign, 
because I see so many versions of these at shows, 
and I think they are really a sweet way to identify a booth.

When I saw these fabrics, I went crazy~ the perfect addition 
to my colors, and logo for the booth.
I bought a yard of each, but used probably only a quarter yard for the sign pendants. 
I was sooooo happy to have left over for some outdoor cushions, 
since I'm spray painting some fun color onto my bistro table in the yard.

I measured and cut the triangles with a sharp scissor, 
but a rotary cutter would give an even cleaner edge.

And... heat bond... what a wonderful invention!
Basically Heat bond is a transfer glue sheet that allows you
 to not "have" to sew on certain types of projects.
(Although, a zig-zag stitch would have made it look 
even cooler and more finished.)

I chose a typeface on my computer and ran the letters out large 
for me to lightly trace. 
I used white duck cloth for the inner pendant piece. 
After ironing the heat bond onto the one side of the white pendant material, 
I then ironed the white pendant onto the patterned fabric, and voila! 
A sweet pendant letter.

A sharpie marker worked really well to draw the letters on. 
I was afraid of bleed, but it held the ink well. 
(Of course, sewing fabric letters on, would have looked fabulous- but you know....)

Okay- so here I am in all my nervousness...
Here's the side of my display area. 
It was a fun show with great vendors, a lot of traffic, 
and a touch of nervousness.

linking up to StudioJRU... where there are always some fun artists to visit.
Thanks for stopping for a peek at what I've been up to.


  1. I love your banner!! So cute. Love the fabric you used! Your space looks amazing. Glad to hear it was a fun show... with lots of traffic! :)

  2. Love that banner! Glad everything went well. The table looks great!

  3. Beautiful design. Thanks for that step by step description.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog...appreciate your comment. Have a fab week.

  5. thank-you friends for the kind words! I sooo appreciate being able to stop by and feel all of your support.

    G R A T E F U L ness!

  6. What a great idea for a banner. It looks wonderful and a definite eyecatcher. Very fun!


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