Pine Needles at Gardner Village
1100 W 7800 S #3
West Jordan UT 84088

Monday, July 2, 2012

Make it Monday!!

Happy 4th of July!  Yes I know it's only the eve of the eve of the 4th of July, but today's Make It Monday is in celebration of Independence Day!  And it is quick and easy enough to finish before your festivities begin!

To begin, you will need to print  the pdf file that has your ALPHA-Star pattern.  The pattern linked here has the finished image as well as a mirror image for use when tracing your fusible we. 

1/4 yard Heat 'n Bond ULTRA
fat quarter of solid white fabric
fat eighth of a tiny blue print fabric
fat eighth of tiny red print fabric (or scraps of red fabric)

On the paper side of the Heat 'n Bond ULTRA, trace your letters (MAKE SURE THE LETTERS ARE BACKWARDS - SEE ABOVE).  Following the manufacturers' instructions, fuse the letters to the wrong side of the blue and the red print fabrics.  Cut out letters, if you use a sharp pair of small scissors the job is easier.  Take your cut out letters, pattern and your solid white fabric over to the ironing board.  Lay the solid white fabric on top of your pattern, and use it as a guide to lay your letters down.  Remove paper backing from your letters and fuse them to the white fabric.  

Now you can either frame this darling patriotic eye chart in a red 8" x 10" frame, or use your favorite Americana fabrics to turn it into a festive pillow!

I hope you enjoyed today's Make it Monday!

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