Project

Patriotic Door Medallion

These round red, white, and blue medallions offer a fresh spin on an icon. Piecing and trimming the bunting yields a bull's-eye pattern.

Patriotic Door Medallion

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Scissors

  • Iron

  • Sewing machine

  • Monofilament

  • Strong double-sided tape (optional)

steps

  1. Measure two 39-inch-long pieces of bunting. Cut 2 identical pieces of bunting: Begin cutting after a star and end right before one, so you'll have about 3 inches of blue on each end. Trim off hems for easier pleating.

     

    Join the 2 pieces together side by side (make sure stars line up): Overlap by 1/2 inch, and adhere using fusible webbing; iron to fuse. If you prefer, stitch the 1/2-inch overlap together. The final width should be about 32 inches.

    Trim off the red and white stripes on both sides, which will result in a 5-stripe pattern: blue, white, red, white, blue.  

     

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

    msl_0709_bunting_ht_a.jpg
  3. Stitch along the middle of the folded rectangle to create a pivot point (D).  

    msl_0709_door_medallion_d_e.jpg
  4. Connect sides of the rectangle by fanning out fabric from center stitch and adhering with fusible webbing (E-1); iron. Connect remaining sides with fusible webbing, or tape for easy disassembly and storage (E-2). Stitch monofilament through the fused edge in the back, and hang.

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