Quilted Rainbow Garland

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Quilted Rainbow Garland

I am brightening the studio up for the new year!  Making a Quilted Rainbow Garland is a sure way to brighten up and add a pop of color to any space.  It is also a super fabulous way to use old fabric scraps and turn them into something really special.  My sewing machine has a ton of special stitches that I hardly every get to use so it was fun to pick them and apply them to this easy sewing project. This post is sponsored by Fairfield World, the makers of the SUPPORT Soft Foam Stabilizer used to make the garland sturdy and longer lasting.

DIY Rainbow Decor

Supplies and Material Needed for Quilted Rainbow Garland

Directions to Make Quilted Rainbow Garland

Start by printing the free pattern for the triangles in the garland.

Next, cut our seven pieces of the foam stabilizer using the pattern triangle labeled for BATTING. Any of the awesome battings from Fairfield World would work for this project. Some people like to draw the pattern on and use it as a guide for cutting.  I prefer to pin the pattern to the batting and cut around it.

Do the same thing for the fabric and the felt. If you have tons of little pieces of fabric, sew the like colored ones together to get a larger piece.  This would create a totally unique looking garland for sure.

Following the cutting, stack by color and pin the three pieces. together to prepare for sewing.

Sew the three pieces together by using the zig-zag stitch around the edge of the fabric piece.  Then add decorative stitches throughout the centers.

Sew a piece of twine across the tops of the triangles to attach them all together. This could also be done using ribbon but know that the wider the piece used, the less likely the garland will hang nicely.

Quilted Rainbow Garland with Twine

Hang your garland somewhere that you love to brighten up the space. I hung mine in my happy mail packing station.

Quilted Rainbow Fabric Garland

More Rainbow Decor Ideas

Pillow are always a simple and fun way to add decor to any space.  This fabric scrap rainbow pillow is so easy and creates a great pop of happy to wherever it ends up.

Rainbow-Pillow-with-Fabric-Scraps

Additionally, how adorable is this rainbow garland made from knotted ties of Oly*Fun?  Get the full details for it and the sunshine pillow so you can make your own.

Easy DIY Rainbow Garland

Also, I always love the little fun projects that can be done with kiddos.  This cloud pillow hanger with rainbow buttons uses Poly-Fil and is a great party or sleepover activity.

My Favorite Sewing Supply List

These are the sewing supplies that I keep on hand at all times. They get used over and over again and again in so many of my projects.

So there you have it, everything you need to get started on creating a bright and cheerful rainbow room.

XOXO,

Laura

PS:

Ten Reasons to Craft

I am going to say this again.  Crafting is just a great idea.  It is proven that crafting can be really good for mental and emotional health.  Studies show that making and crafting can lower anxiety.  Another benefit to crafting is that it creates connection.  When we make things and give them to others, we spread kindness and love.  Here are my top ten reasons to craft with kids, and I mean kids of all ages.

  1. Mental Health Benefits – Crafting puts me in a good mood.
  2. Self Expression – Crafting allows me to express myself.
  3. Education and Growth – I learn new skills by making things.
  4. Connection – Crafting connects me others through workshops, classes and gifting.
  5. Decor – Through making and crafting, I can totally customize every aspect of my decor.
  6. Gift Giving – Gifts is totally my love language.  I love to make handmade gifts.
  7. Offline Time – Crafting keeps me off of my phone and social media. We all know this can be beneficial.
  8. Income – Because I craft and sell items that I make, I have an additional income source.
  9. Fun – I like to have fun and to me, making things is fun.
  10. Socializing – Attending events where crafting is a part gets me out and around others with like minds.

 

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