There are groupings of banners for when you would like more than one that coordinates for a season. There are 4 in this "I Am" grouping; 3 stained glass banners in our Christmas grouping; and 2 "love" related banners in our February Grouping.
We have banners for all skill levels. These stained glass banners require more time and techniques making them an advanced quilters project. Some of our simpler banners useHeat'n Bond applique and can be completed by beginner and intermediate quilters.
Our banners are sold three different ways: We have the large drawn out, actual size pattern with instructions for $18.95; If you want to change the size of the banner to fit your sanctuary needs, you can purchase the pattern on a grid (with instructions on how to enlarge it to your size) for $10.95; Or, it can be ordered as a pattern on grid as an ebook for $9.95.
Check them all out at our website, and download a catalog of these banners in pdf format.
Planning and stitching new church banners is one of my favorite things to do! I've enjoyed the fellowship and help of several ladies in the church in making these to honor Christ, bless others, and decorate the sanctuary. We now have enough for our sanctuary that we can change them every 2 months, with 2 to 4 banners up at a time. Be sure to check them out on our website.
Have a wonderful, sew fun month! ~JoAnn
Skill Level: Beginner
I always save my scraps from projects for small projects. You can easily turn them into lovely bookmarks...they are great to have on hand for gift giving.
Materials and Supplies:
Two 3" X 7" fabric scraps - one plain fabric, one coordinating print fabric.
One 3" X 7" piece of Heat'n Bond Ultra Hold
12" Embroidery Floss, Ribbon, or Rattail Cord
Making Your Bible Bookmark:
Mark a line down the middle of your plain piece of fabric.
Select a fancy machine stitch on your sewing machine to stitch down the center line.
Stitch it out, using a stabilizer (paper works) on the underside to keep your stitches even and from pulling. Use a bright rayon thread for your top thread, pulling in colors from the print fabric you will be using on the backside.
You may want to stitch more rows with different stitches on the sides of the middle stitching.
Following the package directions, apply Heat'n Bond Ultra Hold to the back side of your stitched fabric piece.
Peel off the paper backing and adhere the front piece to your back fabric piece.
Trim your bookmark to 2" wide by 6 1/2" long. You may want to use pinking shears on the edges.
You may add floss, cord, or ribbon to the top end. Use an awl to make a hole - it spreads the threads instead of cutting them.
Variations: Try rounding the corners, changing the size, or laminating. You could also embroider your favorite bible verse onto the plain side instead of the machine embroidery. You can experiment with using laces. Be creative!
"The Cross" banner epattern with purchase of any 2 church banner patterns.
We want to encourage children to sew, so we've put together our first sewing contest.
Brief summary of contest:
..Age Categories: 6 - 12 years old and
13 - 18 years old
..Project to Sew: Make a potholder. You can use a
pattern or design your own. It
can be any shape or size.
..Rules: It must be usable!
Limit of 2 entries per child
..Submission: Must submit photograph and form by
October 15, 2007.
..Judging: Each category will be judged separately.
Judging will be based on creativity
and quality of construction. A panel
of 3 judges will select the 5 top
entries in each category. These
top entries will be asked to send
us their potholder for final judging
..Awards: First place - $40 gift certificate
2nd place - $25 gift certificate
3rd place - $20 gift certificate
4th place - $15 gift certificate
5th place - $10 gift certificate
Be sure to download the information and submission form in pdf format at our Sewing Contest website page.
We are currently closing out our Activity Bags and Kits for projects that coordinate with the projects in Stitches & Pins and Buckles & Bobbins on our website. Be sure to check out these great values !!