Gift Tags made with Mini Art Quilts

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.

Materials needed for gift tags

Materials needed

Quilt block 15" x 15"

Batting 16" x 16"

Backing fabric 17" x 17" and (12) 3½" x 3½" squares

Safety pins or fork pins

Contrasting or decorative thread

(12) pieces of 10" decorative ribbon or string

photo of materials nedded for mini art quilt gift tags

How to layer your mini art quilt materials

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. 

photo of foundation for mini art quilt before quilting

Quilting your mini art quilt

You can use straight line quilting with a walking foot with decorative threads or free motion quilt. This will add texture and interest to your mini art quilt gift tag

Mini art quilt foundation with straight line quilting
Photo of mini art quilt

Cut up the foundation

Cut your mini art quilt into (12) 3½"x 4½" sections using quilting ruler and rotary cutter to get straight edges. 

photo of mini art quilt cut up

Finish raw edges with a zigzag stitch

photo of mini are quilts

Attaching back pocket and hanging string

Making back pocket and attaching hanging sting

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. 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. 

photo of back pocket for gift tags
mini art quilt gift tag with pocket on the back for a gift card.
photo of the back of mini art quilt tags

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. 

Finished photo of mini art quilt gift tags

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.