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    I'm helping my kids' class with a project. We're making a Christmas tree Skirt that will have fabric origami stars on it which sort of resemble quilting patterns. I'm trying to figure out the best way to have each of the 17 students initial their work with fabric paint/marker in a decorative way, but have very limited time to actually work on it in the classroom. Is there any kind of heat transferable medium that can be used so they can personalize their signature, then I can easily apply each one on my own time. It may be on the star itself, or labeled next to the star on the tree skirt fabric. Anyone? Any ideas?

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    what about doing there initals in a decorative stitch, or a satin stitch let the kids draw on there initals and just follow it.

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa.

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    You could just apply a piece of fabric with some "heat and bond". I would suggest the lite kind. Then they could sign it and you could cut it into pieces to iron on next to or on top of the stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    You could just apply a piece of fabric with some "heat and bond". I would suggest the lite kind. Then they could sign it and you could cut it into pieces to iron on next to or on top of the stars.
    yep...or you could iron the fabric to freezer paper, have them sign in the BOX on the fabric, then you could peel the paper off and either fuse or stitch down the BOX!

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    Welcome to the board.

    What a pretty star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats
    Welcome to the board.

    What a pretty star.
    ditto!
    dar

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting :) that's a really pretty star

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    Welcome from Connecticut

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    Welcome from Michigan.:)

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    Welcome from South Texas.

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    Welcome and love your Star!!!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

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    Hello and welcome from the Arkansas Ozarks.
    Happy quilting.

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    Welcome to the QB. Lots to see and do here. Waving from Texas. Love the origami piece. Glad you got some suggestions here. Mine was already mentioned.

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    Welcome to the board.
    One idea:
    Presuming you're working with that star.
    I would start with a piece of white fabric (cotton). Then take those star pieces and iron on a featherweight or lite-weight fusible interfacing to them individually. Peel off the paper and make your star as you have it now (but lay it out on a white background fabric). That white space at the end of the star? If it's actually going to be a white fabric - have them sign all around the white area except not star. If you're actually going to make this a quilted skirt: sew on a red/green binding and have them sign all the way around the bottom of the skirt on the white just above the binding. If you want to use this year after year, have them sign gift tags and pin them all on with tiny gold pins on both ends (maybe with a little 1/8" ribbon bow. Hope some of that helps. If you need to know more details you can just ask and we'll give more. Maybe not me, but someone here will chime in to get you through this project. Welcome to the board. Hope you stick around!
    Collectively, we have lots of good ideas.

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    Hello, and welcome from Michigan!

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    welcome and thanks for being a teacher! you do so much for our kids. I live ideas already sub bested, maybe try one or two, and go with the one that you think looks best at the end of the day!

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    I love these ideas! Thank you!

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    Your suggestion gave me an idea. I've been trying to find a way to incorporate some "sparkle" and "pop" with gold & silver.
    How about tracing the outline of the origami star on a gold/silver fabric, with a 1/2 - 1" border, and they can then sign around the border? Then fuse or sew the star to the metallic fabric, then that to the skirt itself?
    And, I love the gift tag idea! We're also making fabric origami Christmas tree ornaments to complete the ensemble, and gift tags would be great to personalize each of those!

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    I don't know about a "teacher", but more like... no one else was able to take on the project, so I stepped up with an idea that I thought would be fairly easy complete. The kids have all done origami, but you should've seen their faces when I gave them fabric to work with?!?! Wow

    Because of time constraints, I'm having all 17 students come to my house this Sunday, so we can have this ready for our auction preview by 10/26.
    Thanks.

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    Another thought - If you use a fabric prepared to go through your printer, you could have the students sign a piece of paper, put the signatures on a copier, and copy them onto the fabric. Then cut out the signatures and place wherever you need them.

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    Welcome from Adrian, MI

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    Welcome from Ohio~! I know you'll find your answers here.

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    Waving Hi from Battle Creek,Michigan Nice project!!!!

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