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Project

Star Medallion

Fabric star medallions will brighten up your party like daytime fireworks.

Introduction

Use standard cotton prints for this project -- nothing too heavy or light. Spray starch helps the creases keep their shape.

Materials

  • Cotton fabric (about 2 1/2 feet per medallion)
  • Heavy spray starch
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Fusible webbing, 1/2 inch by 20 yards, by Steam-A-Seam 2, from createforless.com
  • Strong double-sided tape (optional)
  • 1/4-inch-wide ribbon

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut a length of fabric: The width will be the diameter of the medallion; the length should be 1.6 times the width (for example, for a 15 1/2-inch medallion, cut about 25 inches of fabric).

  2. Step 2

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    Fold fabric accordion-style in 1 1/2-inch sections (A). After each fold, spray with starch, and iron. Continue up length of fabric. Make sure your first and last folds are in the same direction.

  3. Step 3

    Stitch along the middle of the folded rectangle to create a pivot point (F).

  4. Step 4

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    Trim both ends of the pleated rectangle at a 45-degree angle, so the angles slope toward the raw edge of the fabric (F) -- these cuts create the medallion's starlike points (G).

  5. Step 5

    Connect sides of the rectangle by fanning out fabric from center stitch and adhering with fusible webbing; iron. Sandwich a piece of ribbon (it should be long enough to hang the medallion) between the fusible webbing and the fabric.

  6. Step 6

    Connect remaining sides with fusible webbing, or tape for easy disassembly and storage. Stitch monofilament through the fused edge in the back, and hang.

Reviews (2)

  • Amy Lesher 4 Jul, 2012

    I wiped up a dozen of these last night. I starched the heck out of them, but they are looking droopy and sad outside right now. Bummer.

  • HugsYaYa 28 Jun, 2012

    loved the look of the star medallion but I would need more directions with labeled pictures to make it.