Creative gift tags using Mini Art Quilts
Do you like to give gifts as much as I do? I love to give gifts and the presentation is as important to me as the gift. Following is a creative way to use mini art quilts as gift tags.
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Quilt block 15" x 15"
Batting 16" x 16"
Backing fabric 17" x 17" and (12) 3½" x 3½" squares
Contrasting or decorative thread
(12) pieces of 10" decorative ribbon or string
Gift tag Foundation
Start with an orphan block or fabric that will compliment your wrapping paper. For (12) gift tags I like to start with a 15" x 15" quilt block. Layer block with batting and backing and quilt all layers together. I like to use decorative and contrasting threads. Square up your mini art quilt. See photo 1
Cut your mini art quilt into (12) 3½"x 4½" sections using quilting ruler and rotary cutter to get straight edges. See Photo 2
Finish the raw edges of your tags with a zigzag stitch. See Photo 3.
Making back pocket
Using 3½" x 3½" squares, fold over and press a ¼" seam allowance to the back side of fabric on all four sides. Top stitch one side only. See Photo 4.
Now attach your pocket and tag string to the back of mini art quilt. Fold tag string in half, position string to the middle of the top back, then align pocket with the bottom edge and left and right sides, leave the finished edge open at the top. Top stitch all four sides from back so that the pocket and string are secure. See Photo 5.
You are all done, now just wrap your gift and add a special message on a card to put in the pocket on the back. Let the celebration begin. See Photo 6.