Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hexie Name Badge

My name is J.A.Y.N.E.  

For our next Music City Modern Quilt Guild meeting we were encouraged to make name badges.  Which is an excellent idea!  I have a hard enough time remembering my own name, let alone an ever growing group of people!


1/2" Hexie Name Badge
3 1/2" x 3"
With a little time on my hands, I got a jump start on my badge.  Actually I finished it! 

I busted out the 'small guns' ... 1/2" hexies.  They seemed like the perfect size and idea for a name badge.  

I started with five pink hexies for my name.  And then grabbed a print charm square I had in my stash for the rest.  Eventually I figured out how I wanted the layout and began sewing them together.  Because they are small it went really fast.  

With simple block letters written using a frixion pen, I grabbed some embroidery floss and chain stitched my name in black.  



Beyond this first part I had no idea how or what to do next.  I could quilt it, I could do it by hand, but I decided to keep it simple instead.  It is a name badge, not a mini quilt!!

After rummaging through my interfacing stash, I grabbed my Peltex 71F Ultra Firm stabilizer. It's a one sided fusible and very stiff.  I was hoping it would do the job and make this work.  



I traced the shape on to the fusible side and marked where the top was going to me.  It would be just like me to mess something so simple up!  It was protection to guard against a simple and honest mistake!!



When I cut the shape out, I cut inside the lines just a little bit.  I didn't want the interfacing to show on the front.



After a good long pressing it was fused the the hexie front just as I had hoped it would.  I intended the Peltex 71F to be the back in all it's glory...boring, but it isn't going to show!  For added assurance that the front and back stay together, I stitched an 1/8" around the edge.



It may not be amazing or stunning, it may be funky and wonky...but it will serve it's purpose well.  It was time to 'stick a pin in it', it's done! 



It's perfectly imperfect...just like me! 

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16 comments :

  1. How cute is that! You know I love me some hexies : ) Everyone will want one

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    1. I think these little hexies made a perfect name badge!

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  2. Darling! On the back of my name badge of a pieced basket with tiny yo yo flowers, I brushed Aleene's "Tack It Over and Over" glue (from Amazon). It holds when pressed in place, and doesn't leave residue on clothing. Keep on quiltin' Carol cwoosley12@yahoo.com

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    1. It didn't even cross my mind about glue! Another great solution, especially if you don't have a thick interfacing! Thanks for sharing that tip!

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  3. Great idea! I love to have that Stiff Peltex around. It does come in handy.

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    1. It seemed to work perfect! Plus, it's always nice getting to use something you have on hand! I'm thinking about making a lanyard for it now...

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  4. Great! Such tiny hexies! Thanks for sharing the method.

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  5. What an awesome idea. Love the print you used.

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  6. Clever usage of hexies. I'm working on my name badge for our local MQG as well. Just need to add my name and it'll be done.

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  7. I think it is clever and lovely, just like you. ;)

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  8. I need to make a name badge as well. This is a great idea.

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  9. Oh such wee, wee hexies. You have such patience, Jayne. Our MQG encourages name tags as well (to the point of having a prize draw for those of us wearing them). They're great for those of us that just can't keep all those names straight!

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  10. This is so cute! I love the teeny tiny hexies!!

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