Friday, October 21, 2016

My Time to Get Eerie ~ Eerie Nights Blog Hop





Here is my new  "Happy Halloween" Banner!

It is a SNAP!

I have been wanting to make a banner for the archway in my living/dining area 
to add to my seasonal quilty decorations.

I knew now was the time, when this fun blog hop was announced  ...







My fabrics are mostly 


and some other coordinating fabrics from my stash.


Here are the pieces to the puzzle.


I used Heat n Bond to fuse my applique letters.

The letters were enlarged from a free pattern 

blogged Here.


I appliqued the banner letters to the cute candy corn fabrics,
alternating light and black backgrounds.


Then I sandwiched and sewed together.
leaving an opening to turn right side out.


Then I topstitched around the edges with orange thread,
taking care to stitch the opening closed.
Then I pressed my pennant flags flat.


I cut long 2.5" strips of Kona snow, folded in half and made a tube,
turned it right side out and pressed
and topstitched 1/4" from either side to keep it flat.

I chose the white strap and white snaps to attach the triangular pennants
 so that I could use the strap again for
other holidays and special occasions.
The white blends in well with the trim paint on my arch. 

I used my Babyville Boutique Snap Plier to attach the snaps.  

This snap plier is very easy to use and there are good instructions for use.


Here is the banner on my archway ...



The plan is to snap off the Halloween letters and snap on 
other holiday greetings,
or even a cheery happy birthday for a special day.



Here is the back of my banner.

I am already thinking of my "Merry Christmas" banner
with a few hanging ornaments.

For another fun quilty project made with my snap pliers


As always, Katniss was my helper and she carefully inspected my work along the way ... 





This banner is quilty kitty approved!

Visit all the stops today ... 
21-Oct
Quilting Affection Blog
Life in the Scrapatch (you are here) 
Feather Your Nest


for some more eerie creations.


Giveaway Time!


For your chance to win a beautiful

"Surprise Holiday Bundle" 

from

Click below ...


Best of luck!


Thank you for visiting me today.

Have a safe, spooky and Happy Halloween!

:) 

87 comments:

  1. That's adorable, and such a great idea to use snaps.

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  2. Such a cute post. The banner with the skeletons is adorable. Love your idea to have snaps on the banner.

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  3. I love pennant banners! Thanks for the quick and easy tutorial...I'm gonna try it!

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  4. Love your banner! What a clever idea to make the banner using snaps. I'm always amazed at the great ideas quilters have. You are so talented!

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  5. So cute.
    I love Halloween!
    Marilyn

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  6. The banner is super cute and the snap idea is very clever! Kudos!

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  7. Super cute banner and I love the idea being able to change it up with snaps.

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  8. A very cute banner, and the snaps make it very practical!

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  9. Cute banner and I love the idea of snaps which can be changed for events.

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  10. What a great idea! Thanks for showing us how you made it.

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  11. Snaps-great idea! Love your banner!

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  12. I too have always wanted to make a banner, thanks for the tips

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  13. I love the banner and good idea with the snaps!!

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  14. Nice banner!! I love how you'll reuse the the strap!

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  15. You did a wonderful job on your banner Ms Pat! I love that you used the snaps so you can make different banners. Your outside area looks great, all set for the Trick or treaters!

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  16. I like the way you are using your banner. I also love the skellies on the swing! I'd love that on my swing, but Terry put it away already. I have been eyeing the fabric you are giving away. I love those little penguins!

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  17. Great banner and so smart to make it usable for other occasions. I am so glad that Katniss approved, although there never was really any doubt.
    I love, love, love your skeleton area.

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  18. Fun fabrics for a banner!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  19. Oh this is so cute. Thanks for the tutoriaL.

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  20. Snaps--such a great idea! I think I'll try that!

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  21. This is an adorable banner and the idea to use snaps...brilliant! Love it!

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  22. What a great idea! The banner is very cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. I love how you decorated! Brilliant idea with the banner!

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  24. Cute banner and love the idea of snapping exchange for holidays. It's good seeing you and Katniss are doing well, haven't seen you in awhile.

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  25. Very nice banner - and cute quilting inspector!!

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  26. That is "sew" cute and what great places you have at your house to show it off!

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  27. this is wonderful - i love the idea of the snaps

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  28. very clever and creative, love the snap idea.

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  29. I love banners and this makes me want to make one for fall!

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  30. Those flag banners really are all the rage now ~

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  31. Your Halloween Banner is fabulous! Wonderful work. I love that you made it so versatile with the snaps.

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  32. So cute - I love the Wee Cheeky pumpkins! I used that in my Halloween quilt!
    I have enough left over - maybe I'll make a banner. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Beth

    oneoldgoat1962@gmail.com

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  33. What a great idea ... this banner could be SO much fun!

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  34. What a super fun idea! Especially knowing my cat, Mary Alyce, will do the same!

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  35. I love your banner. What a great idea to use the snaps so it can be used for other special holidays/events. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. I love making buntings. They're quick and easy. Yours look fantastic!

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  37. great buntings--think I will have to make some. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  38. Cute banner from both the front and the back! Looks like it was fun to make, there's so much detail!

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  39. What a super cute banner! I love the way you're using the snaps to make the flags interchangable. Great idea! Thank you.

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  40. Hi,how cute is the Banner!!! Thanks for sharing!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  41. A fun banner, hadn't occurred to me to have a Halloween banner - clearly I'm dafter than I look : )
    Those skellies on the seat cracked me up LOL

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  42. Your quilt kitty has the most awesome name!

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  43. Thanks for all the really great photos. Really helps as an aid to construction. Super cute, idea as well.

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  44. Thanks! The snap on-snap off idea is a great one. I loved seeing your banner inside and out. I can see you really get into Halloween at your house!

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  45. Great banner and clever idea to use snaps so banner tape is multi use.

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  46. Your tutorial on the banner is very well done. I learned a lot and would enjoy trying one myself. Thanks.

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  47. Wonderful banner and great idea using snaps. Thanks for the tutorial. You always have great tutorials.

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  48. Nice tutorial for the banner. Looks so cute for Halloween.

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  49. Love the banner. Great idea for the pennants to snap on and off.

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  50. Your banner looks great and the snaps idea is very clever!

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  51. Clever way to create a banner! Thanks for the tutorial!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  52. Great banner, thanks for the tutorial, and all your other tutes !
    EILEEN ekmvalencia@gmail.com
    !

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  53. love the banner. Thanks so much for sharing

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  54. Another really awesome project and such a cool idea. I am going to have to check those snap pliers out, I love using snaps to do things like this and such a cool and clever use of the banner to make it interchangeable like that. I'm happy Katniss was their to help you along the way and to that final inspection. Hugs and A HUGE thank you for participating with me at Seams To Be Sew in this years events...

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  55. Your Happy Hallowe'en banner is perfect! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  56. Love , love your halloween decor! The banner is quite fun.

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  57. Love the banner...and you're already 1/2 way to Happy Birthday, Happy Easter, etc...(although I'm not sure you want Halloween fabric for Easter!!)

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  58. Your banner and the rest of the decorating is so fun!

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  59. What a fun banner! Like the idea to snap on other greetings.

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  60. Glad to know it is Quilty Kitty approved. I approve too.

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  61. Cute banner. I've never made one. You have inspired me.
    Swoot@att.net

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  62. Nice banner - love your idea of using snaps to change it up from time to time!

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  63. Love the fabric choices in the banner! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. Seeing your photos of the banner, I can easily picture a banner on my front porch too! I will need to keep this in mind for next year as we're out of town til next weekend. It's a keeper, for sure!

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  65. I like your project. I also like the snap idea.

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  66. Awesome banner! I've never made one but its on my to-do list. What a clever idea to use snaps on the hanger so other holidays can be used as well. Your flower placemats done with snaps blew me away!! What a smart idea! WoW! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Your idea of using snaps is so clever! I am definitely going to Pin this, because I want to remember to do this when I get around to making a 4th of July banner this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  68. Have wanted a banner for a long time, yours is super cute. Loe the fabric choices and the use of snaps. What a great idea!

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  69. Hi Pat, great runner! Using your snaps is sew clever!

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  70. I love seeing Katniss "helping" you sew.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  71. I, too, have a kitty inspector for everything I do, not just sewing. I call him my dog cat because he follows me everywhere, plays fetch, etc. Cute banner!

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  72. lol Very cool banner ty for idea....... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  73. lol Very cool banner ty for idea....... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  74. I love that you used snaps. It's such a great idea to have an interchangeable banner!

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  75. What a super special banner! So clever to use snaps so it's reusable for the seasons. Great job!

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  76. The skeletons are creepy but the garland is so cute. Wonderful.

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  77. Party. Party. Cute and nicely done. Looks like a fun project to welcome the kids..

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  78. I like your idea about being able to change out the garland according to season or reason - perfect! Have you got your Christmas welcome ready yet?

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  79. Love the garland and those fabrics are so cute!

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  80. Thank you for the banner directions. My friend was looking for one, and this one is perfect for her needs. ndfromsd atgmaildotcom

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