This last week was a whirlwind of activity at our house. My sister-in-law and I worked together to make the dessert table for my nieces graduation party. It was loads of fun. My part was mainly the sewing. I did a few desserts, but my sister-in-law was really the baking master.
You can see the rest of the beautiful desserts at Lorien Devon
These were so fun to make. I dipped marshmallows is white candy melts and then in white sugar beads and chocolate jimmies. We had a chocolate fountain to dip them in. Yummy!
My dad made our families' favorite chocolate chip cookie and then we stacked them on candle holders. I think these were my favorite thing.
These are my flags. I braced myself for a very long ordeal, but was pleasantly surprised when I finished them in one morning. I almost made them out of paper, but decided that we would use them again and again for birthdays and such so we went with the fabric. I am so glad we did.
I wanted to show you how I made the flags. I thought maybe a tutorial would make up for me abandoning you all last week.
We went to the fabric store and bought 9 different fat quarters in fun colors and ironed them all.
I laid one fabric at a time down on my rotary cutting board. I made sure the fabric was 18" x 20". They came that size, sort of, I just made sure they were square.
Then I cut them 9" by 20" and placed one piece on top of the other.
I used my square to cut an angle, coming in 3.5" from one end. Then I came in 7" on the top uncut edge and cut again.
I repeated the same steps, pivoting my square until I ran out of fabric. Because the fabric was doubled, I ended up with 8 triangles of each fabric that measured 7" across the top and came down 9".
My beautiful pile!
I used my serger to sew, but a regular machine with 1/4" seams would work fine.
I picked two different flag pieces and placed them right sides together. Match all flag pieces. I did end up repeating a few combinations, but it worked out great.
I serged down each side.
When they were all put together, I clipped the pointed end off, and I turned the flags right sides out.
I ironed them all using the end of my small scissors to poke the point out. I wanted them really crisp.
I used white grosgrain ribbon to connect the flags. I ironed the ribbon in half long ways.
Slide a flag in between the folded ribbon and stitch. Attach a flag every 4 or 5 inches, or whatever looks best to you.
I ended up with 2 pieces that measured 6 yards each.
I hope I have given you a few new ideas for your next party.