Y’all, today’s type of project is a first for me and I am super excited to share it with you. My love for crafting comes from my mom, growing up I remember seeing her sew and I always found it interesting but never actually learned. Well that is all about to change, a couple of weeks ago I got a sewing machine and today I am sharing my first sewing project with you. The first thing I chose to make was a quilted Easter banner and I think it turned out so cute. Now, don’t get me wrong it is far from perfect but I think it turned out good.

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Let’s get started on the quilted Easter banner:

I began by cutting my fabric into 3×3 inch squares with my Cricut rotary cutter, self healing mat, and a clear ruler. I then laid out the squares in the pattern I liked. Next, I sewed the squares in pairs like you see here below. Then I took the bottom 2 squares in my pattern and put them together with the front of the fabrics facing each other and lining up the seams.  Next, I pinned the 2 pieces together. Then I sewed those pieces together to combine them and make the full square (don’t forget to remove your pin when it gets closer to the presser foot). When I finished sewing all my squares (I ended up making 6 squares for my Easter banner) I turned them over to iron them out. Next I cut out a solid 5.5 x 5.5 inch square to use as the back piece of my banner (I ironed that piece too).
Fairfield World‘s batting is what inspired me to make this type of banner that I had never made before. So, I also cut out a 5.5 x 5.5 inch square of Poly-Fil Project Fleece Batting to put in between the 2 pieces of fabric. I pinned those 3 pieces together and sewed all around. Here is how it looked once I sewed them together (see I told you it wasn’t perfect lol).  Since I hated the uneven edges I trimmed them down with my rotary cutter. The final steps to my Easter banner were to sew on some ribbon to combine the squares into an actual banner and to hot glue some Easter bunnies to each piece.
Here is the end result and I just love how it turned out. I don’t think it was too bad for my first project. I love the feel that the banner has with the batting added. I can’t wait to keep practicing my sewing skills, I am thinking of doing a mini tote bag next.  

I hope this inspires you to break out that sewing machine to make your very own quilted Easter banner. 5

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