One of my dogs "helping" in the top left corner!
I had originally planned to make the letters out of felt. I was planning on drawing a pattern for each one, cutting them out by hand and then appliqueing each one. The thought of doing this stalled me for a while. However, one day I was picking up a few things at Walmart and I just had to browse the craft section. I happened upon the iron-on letters. A thousand light bulbs flashed inside my head. Problem solved! Amazingly enough, only one color was on sale and it was the lime green I needed. $3.57. Well, I couldn't beat that deal with a stick so I bought them. I saved so much time and energy using the iron-on letters and they have such a nice, uniform look. All the letters are the same size and font, and I only needed one package. Another bonus is that they are "flocked" so they are kind of fuzzy, like felt, rather than being shiny like the screen print looking iron-ons. Here's a closer look at the letters:
To give credit where it's due. I loosely followed a pattern from One Yard Wonders to make the flags themselves. I used freezer paper to make my template. Basically, you draw a 6" line, then at the 3" point, draw a perpendicular line down 8". Connect the points and you have your triangle piece. Cut 2 and sew down the bias (longer) sides RST. Trim the point, turn right sides out and iron. To assemble, I used pre-made bias tape because I had it on hand in the correct lime green color. You could make your own tape though, I don't think it needs to be bias tape as you are sewing in a straight line, not around a curve. I used my clover clips to hold the flags in place and top stitched in the same lime green color.
I have to say I am really, really pleased with how this project turned out, and I honestly enjoyed working on it. Kimberly already said these flags will by hanging in her studio when they aren't on the tent at craft shows!
I hope you are all having a great holiday weekend if you are in the USA! Linking with Amanda Jean and Sarah and Laura and Diana.