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Fabric Editions Boo Banner
How cool will this look hanging from your mantel this Halloween?
- Time:1 hour
1Do not prewash fabrics. Press fabrics with a dry iron on cotton setting.
2Download and print project template.
3Fold one fat quarter in half with short (18 inch) edges meeting. Make a snip at the fold on one end (Diagram A of template). Tear the fat quarter into two pieces that are 10-1/2 inch x 18 inch each.
4Measure and snip at 1-1/2 inch intervals along the 18 inch side of each piece (Diagram A of template). Tear each piece into twelve 1-1/2 inch x 10-1/2 inch strips for a total of 24 strips. Put strips in a pile.
5Repeat for the four remaining fat quarters, making a pile for each. You will have a total of 120 strips.
6Choose how you would like to lay out the fabric designs for your banner and put the piles in that order. Fold a strip from the first pile in half with the wrong side up and place the looped end under the jute cord about 5 inch from one end (Diagram B of template). Reach through the loop, grab both ends and pull them through the loop. Pull to tighten the loop, adjusting the strip so the ends are even and the right side of the fabric is showing (Diagram B of template). (Note: this is also called a larks head knot.) Continue tying a strip from each of the four remaining piles using the same amount of tightness on the knots.
7Add the additional strips along the entire length of the jute cord, adjusting the pieces as you work so that there is about 5 inch left on the opposite end of the cord.