Hey ya’ll, it’s Jamie Mueller of Sunflower Quilts with another fun and quick project to get you ready for all of your summer traveling plans!

 

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Vinyl Luggage Tag

Finished Size: 4” X 4 ½”

Supplies:

Print Fabric

Solid Fabric

HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece

HeatnBond® Iron-On Vinyl

Pressing Sheets

Fabric Pen

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Cutting Directions:

From Print Fabric cut:

1-    4 ½” x 5” piece
1-    3” x 10” piece
2-    1 ¼” x 2 ½” pieces
2-    1 ¾” x 4 ½” pieces

From Solid Fabric cut:

1-    2 ½” x 3” piece

From HeatnBond Vinyl and HeatnBond Fusible Fleece cut:

2-    4 ½” x 5” pieces
1-    3” x 10” piece

Assembly:

  1. Take 1- ¼” x 2 ½” print fabric piece and sew along the 2 ½” side of the 2 ½” x 3” solid fabric piece. Repeat with the other 1 ¼” x 2 ½” print fabric piece sewing along opposite 2 ½” side of solid fabric piece. Press away from solid piece.
  2. Take 1- 1 ¾” x 4 ½” print fabric piece and sew along the 4 ½” side of the pieced block from step 1. Repeat with the other 1 ¾” x 4 ½” print fabric piece sewing along opposite 4 ½” side of pieced block. Press away from solid fabric. You will have a 4 ½” x 5” piece for the front of the luggage tag.

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3.  Using a fabric pen, write desired details (address) in the solid fabric.

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4.  Using a LOW iron setting and following package instructions, fuse HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece to the wrong side of fabric pieces.      2- 4 ½” x 5” tag pieces and 1- 3” x 10” strap piece.

5.  Using a LOW iron setting and following package instructions, apply HeatnBond Iron-On Vinyl to the RIGHT side of fabric pieces. 2- 4 ½” x 5” tag pieces and 1- 3” x 10” strap piece.

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*TIP: Use the Pressing Sheets to help iron on the HeatnBond® Iron-On Vinyl. I like having a bigger pressing sheet than what I’m ironing to ensure coverage

*TIP: ALWAYS use a pressing sheet on top of vinyl when ironing so you don’t burn through the vinyl.

Strap Assembly:

  1. Fold the strap in half lengthwise and finger press to create a crease in the center.
  2. Open and fold each long side to center crease and then fold in half lengthwise. Using a pressing sheet, press. Topstitch to secure strap.

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*TIP: lengthen your stitch length for easier sewing on HeatnBond® Iron-On Vinyl.

Tag Assembly:

  1. Fold strap in half and line up along the top of the 4 ½” x 5” piece with address written on it. Secure strap by sewing using 1/8” seam allowance.

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2. With right sides together sew along all 4 sides of the tag, leaving an inch ½” opening along the bottom for turning.

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3. Trim all four corners being sure not to clip stitches.

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4. Turn tag right side out and push out corners.

5. Topstitch around all 4 sides of tag being sure to close opening along bottom of tag.

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Enjoy your luggage tag and I hope it helps you find your bag quicker when traveling! And speaking of traveling..we’re on our way to Spring 2015 Quilt Market!

QM Spring 2015

Be sure to visit our Booth #2237 to learn about our new iCraft® Deco Foils™ and all the ways to use with fabric! We’ll see you there!

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