Gift Tags from an Unexpected Source

Happy Day 3 of the Challenge!  Today we have a super-fast project for your holiday workshop.

Each time my husband and I visit the home improvement store, I am drawn to the colors of the paint chip display. And, every year I stitch up a batch of gift tags from scraps of fabric, using a single theme.

It occurred to me last year that a very fun way to combine these two notions would be to fuse red and green chips to scraps of heavy fusible web (such as Peltex II), back them with white fabric (for a writing surface), and stitch all around the edges with metallic thread. These chips are paper, after all, so use very low heat for that side and an extra layer of fabric in between your note and the iron.

I used bright gold Superior Threads Metallic for the green ones and silver for the red.  (Note, I had this inspiration after Hanukkah last year or I would have done blue chips with silver for those gifts!). Begin stitching at a corner, leaving “tails” of thread at beginning and end, then tie the tails together to form a loop.

See you tomorrow for another ornament idea πŸŽ„.

Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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