Fabric Chain

1 Fat Eighth Bundle

3 yards of Fast2Fuse by C&T Heavy Weight double sided fusible.
BasicGrey Painted Brads
Scissors, Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Ruler
Coordinating Thread

Step 1:

Cut your Fat Eighth’s in half lengthwise.

Step 2:

Cut your fusible in strips that measure 2 ½” x 10”

Step 3:

Lay one of the fusible strips centered on your fabric and press the ends in towards the center. Be sure to only iron over the very ends of your fabric to adhere the fabric to the fusible, otherwise your iron may get residue on it from the exposed fusible.

Step 4:

Fold and press the other two ends in just to the fusible.

Step 5:

Fold and press the folded ends over the fusible and press. Your folded edges should overlap.

Step 6: {Optional}

Top stitch along both short ends and down the center. I like to do a double stitch down the center to give it a finished look.

Step 7:

Using an ice pick or Awl and Hammer {Something sharp} poke holes in both ends of the strip. Insert the pointed end of the brads into the two end holes that match up and close the brad off. You can be creative at this step and add just two or three brads or you can add some silk flower embellishments before you insert the brad.

Have Fun!


Approx. 112” long


Kimberly said...

Love this.

love. it.

Paula Ganyard said...

Live this idea. It can be used for so much more than Christmas.

Admitted Fabricaholic said...

absolutely adorable!

Jennifer said...

This is one of my favourite projects on here so far, love it, thanks!

Magicaldamselfly said...

I am totally in love with this! I have a lot of different Christmas fabrics left from all the different quilts I've made and this is just the ticket for using them up.

Jennifer said...

Such a great idea!! This would even be a good project to do with my daughter who is learning to sew...

Jennifer :)

Quilting In The Rain said...

Love it! So creative and makes a wonderful decoration!

sewmod said...

A girlfriend and i were just talking about how cool one of these would be on a tree! Love yours!

Stephanie said...

I'd have fun doing this but using snaps to close it so that it can be changed. Perhaps even numbered to count up or down to christmas! :)

Sandie said...

Time to pull out my scraps and do something FUN with them while my daughter is on Christmas break!

MiaDolce said...

So simple and fun - great for decorating for all kinds of holidays!

Berry Family said...

I think they would make darling bracelets!

Elaine said...

I taught this in a kids quilting class - they loved it!

Kim Walus said...

What a fun use of fabric. I will have to make one for next year. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us.

macgyver mom said...

Yay...saw this at the quilt show in Houston, so happy to see the recipe here!