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Thread: Quilted Name Badges ?

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    Ladies hope some of you can help - next week (Monday) is our Group meeting in town & as we have had alot of newcomers it has been decided that to help us remember each others names it would be a good idea to make our ownname badges.
    Well I've searched the net & haven't come up with much - so I thought I know I'll ask you ladies to see if any of you have made one in the past or if you know of a sight I can visit for ideas. The badge must include sewing/quilting of some description.
    I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks again :wink:

    Tisha

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    i've never made one but if this were my assignment i would use crayons to write my name on fabric.

    then i would put some angelina fibers across the entire piece.

    then i stitch around my name with fancy thread.

    then i would add beading and hot fix rhinestones.

    finally i would do a zig zag stitch all around the edge to close off the quilt sandwich.

    then glue a safety pin on the back and have fun at the party.


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    We made some for our guild. (Here are pics of the front and back sides.)
    They are "micro-mini quilts". This one is about 3 X 4 1/2 inches. They may not all be the same size if someone has a longer or shorter name.

    First we embroideried the name then added crazy patchwork with scraps and machine stitches.
    They have a very light batting.
    Machine applied "binding". No hand work!
    Took maybe an hour??? I did mine at a friend's because I don't have a fun machine that does fancy stitching. :cry: (It's on my wish list)

    You can pin them on or use lanyards that have clips.
    We have some ladies that like to do beading so they made some pretty beaded lanyards.

    Good Luck on your's. Anxious to see what others have done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Doods
    We made some for our guild. (Here are pics of the front and back sides.)
    They are "micro-mini quilts". This one is about 3 X 4 1/2 inches. They may not all be the same size if someone has a longer or shorter name.

    First we embroideried the name then added crazy patchwork with scraps and machine stitches.
    They have a very light batting.
    Machine applied "binding". No hand work!
    Took maybe an hour??? I did mine at a friend's because I don't have a fun machine that does fancy stitching. :cry: (It's on my wish list)

    You can pin them on or use lanyards that have clips.
    We have some ladies that like to do beading so they made some pretty beaded lanyards.

    Good Luck on your's. Anxious to see what others have done.
    Your name badges are darling!!
    :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i've never made one but if this were my assignment i would use crayons to write my name on fabric.

    then i would put some angelina fibers across the entire piece.

    then i stitch around my name with fancy thread.

    then i would add beading and hot fix rhinestones.

    finally i would do a zig zag stitch all around the edge to close off the quilt sandwich.

    then glue a safety pin on the back and have fun at the party.
    Klue

    Many thanks for your ideas - I will have to go upstairs & have a root through what I have embelishment wise LOL.

    Thanks again - Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Doods
    We made some for our guild. (Here are pics of the front and back sides.)
    They are "micro-mini quilts". This one is about 3 X 4 1/2 inches. They may not all be the same size if someone has a longer or shorter name.

    First we embroideried the name then added crazy patchwork with scraps and machine stitches.
    They have a very light batting.
    Machine applied "binding". No hand work!
    Took maybe an hour??? I did mine at a friend's because I don't have a fun machine that does fancy stitching. :cry: (It's on my wish list)

    You can pin them on or use lanyards that have clips.
    We have some ladies that like to do beading so they made some pretty beaded lanyards.

    Good Luck on your's. Anxious to see what others have done.
    Now then 2Doods - this is looking more like it - quick LOL - just up my street.
    I could use your idea if you don't mind & pop on some embelishments as Klue suggested.
    I'll post the end result once it's done.
    Thanks again - Tisha

    PS I take it Alice is you name ? - always loved that name for a girl.


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    Yup! The Alice is from my grandma. :lol:
    I think they would look great with "jewels" on them.
    Have fun! Anxious for pics! :lol:

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    Our guild has their own little emblem and someone (don't know who) does up little cloth squares on a printing machine of some kind. Each new member gets this little square of fabric with their name (first and last) imprinted on it, batting and backing -- their job is to finish it up into a small quilt. We even have name tag drawings each month -- Winner gets $10


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    Mine went missing or I would post a pic. :cry:
    I fussy-cut a small rectangular piece out of a landscape fabric, added a neutral base and a border. I wrote my name with fabric pen on the neutral base and quilted the whole thing. To affix it, I sewed on a pin back.

    ....and then it goes missing- grrrr.

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    Love your name tag 2Doods!!! :D :D :D Can't wait to see yours quilter1962 :D :D :D

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    That is such a cute name tag. I want to make one for myself.

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    Make sure you post a pic when you're finished! Birdhouses might be nice! :wink:

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    I enrolled in quilting class at the LQS and for the first class the instructor had little blank quilted name tags for each of us. It was a simple 3-strip, print, white, print. It was contructed pillow case style, stitched in the ditch. A safety pin was attached on the back. We wrote our own name with permanent pen. I thought it was a unique idea. The idea of each designing her own name tag is very special. Just think where we could all go with that.

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    My guild had a paper pieced house block. We made it with whatever we wanted, quilted however we wanted, and had our name on it.

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    I joined a new guild last week and some of the ladies had a name badge around their neck with a zipper pocket and a clear plastic pocket to insert their name (whether hand written or monogramed. They said they send their fabric fabric to a lady and she makes them. I want to make my own. Does anyone know where I can find a pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrappyKathy
    I joined a new guild last week and some of the ladies had a name badge around their neck with a zipper pocket and a clear plastic pocket to insert their name (whether hand written or monogramed. They said they send their fabric fabric to a lady and she makes them. I want to make my own. Does anyone know where I can find a pattern.
    I'm interested, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Doods
    We made some for our guild. (Here are pics of the front and back sides.)
    They are "micro-mini quilts". This one is about 3 X 4 1/2 inches. They may not all be the same size if someone has a longer or shorter name.

    First we embroideried the name then added crazy patchwork with scraps and machine stitches.
    They have a very light batting.
    Machine applied "binding". No hand work!
    Took maybe an hour??? I did mine at a friend's because I don't have a fun machine that does fancy stitching. :cry: (It's on my wish list)

    You can pin them on or use lanyards that have clips.
    We have some ladies that like to do beading so they made some pretty beaded lanyards.

    Good Luck on your's. Anxious to see what others have done.
    sew cute

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    Our guild just uses a simple four inch block, paper pieced or machine pieced with a light area either in the block or a strip attached to the bottome where you can write your name with a permanent pen. We attach with safety pins stitched to the back. It's just nice to be able to call the ladies by their names and make them feel a part of the guild. One of our ladies does wonderful Brazilian embroidery so she made her name tag with some of the fancy stitches on it. If it's your tag, use your imagination. There are so many ways to make a tag.

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    With a guild I belonged to years ago, it was very simple. It was done in red, white and blue. Muslim is what was used for the white space. Then the cornors were done in blue, with red rectangles between. Each new member was given a little package with the material in it and had to sew their own. Very cute and easy. The total rectangle was about 3x4. Saftey pin on the back was used to attach it to your top.

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    My NT is just a simple log cabin! Real simple but I used bright colors to match my personality!

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    The two guilds I belong to hand out a stamped colored square of the block chosen as the guild logo. Members finish them by quilting them and many put them on a lanyard or some type of ribbons to wear necklace style (instead of pinning to clothing). there is room for adding name by permanent pen, embroidery, etc, as well as decorative stitching, etc. Many attach quilt insignia pins collected from major shows or other quilt guilds. Some simply add their name in pen and pin on their shirt (without any finishing), lol.
    Edit to add- One of them also hands out the precut pieces to put a block together then same as above.

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    anyone care to have a name-tag challenge??

    make a mini quilt block, batt/quilt/bind/embellish.....

    what say you all?

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    Just wanted to let you know that I've seen the cutest name badges...they were pieced shapes of girls that had arms & legs that hung off badge. Each was made to look like the person...have red curly hair? use red thread or yarn andwrap around knitting needle and then spray with starch These were as cute as can be...names could be put on 'dress' or on border. Add any embellishment you want. Will check file to see if I can find source.

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    Thats a really really cute idea Chigger!

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    Dose your group hev a name or a quilt block.? If so that is your name tag. The guild That I belonged to was he Hammersmiths so our block was an anvil.

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