We will be making Badge Holders!
This project was selected in anticipation of attending the February 21-23, 2019 QuiltCon in Nashville, and wanting a handy place to keep important valuables. For anyone not attending QuiltCon, you too will have a handy place to keep important valuables whenever you attend any quilt show!
This sample badge holder, made by Linda H., uses our Central Florida MQG fabric available through Spoonflower.
Your name badge is inserted behind the vinyl window.
On the inside (lift the tab to open) are zippered pockets for cash, charge cards and other valuables.
The back (which lays against your chest) has a pocket for a cell phone.
Linda used magnetic buttons to close her name badge holder, but you can use Velcro or a regular button.
Karen E. made her name badge holder with our Central Florida logo. All our logo prints are available here, through Spoonflower.
NOTE: If you ever need to search Spoonflower to find our fabrics, use the designer's business name: "etmcreative" or "Emma Thomas-mcginnis."
This is the inside of Karen's holder. She used invisible zippers.
When worn, the holder measures approximately 5" wide by 7" high, with a strap that’s 27½” linear. When opened, the holder measures approximately 5" wide by 12½" long. As desired, the neck strap may be made to match the exterior fabric, or use ribbon, cording, or bias tape.
Because we know you'll want to begin gathering supplies, here's what's needed for this name badge holder project.
⅓ yard for exterior
1 fat quarter, or less, for interior
1 fat quarter for pocket linings (white, or light solid)
2 - 4" zippers Note that any length zipper can be cut down to 4".
snap, magnet, button, or Velcro for closure tab Velcro will be provided at the workshop.
5" X 4½" clear vinyl - medium- to heavy-weight This will be provided at the workshop.
6" X 6" tear-away stabilizer, or a piece of tissue paper or cheap toilet paper This will be provided at the workshop.
1" X 1" medium-weight stabilizer or template plastic, to give stability to snap or button closure This will be provided at the workshop.
If you'd like to participate in this Sew-In workshop on Saturday, October 13, please sign up!
Email your name here to be added to the list.
Payment of $8 for the pattern (a discount to Central Florida MQG members) may be given to our Workshop Sew-In Coordinator Ardie. Monies will also be accepted at the September 10 and October 8 meetings.
Anyone NOT participating in the workshop is welcome to attend the Sew-In too! No need to miss out on the fun and socializing! Come and work on whatever you wish.