Quilted Letters Tutorial

I was practicing letters with my Kindergarten baby and I thought about my Mom.  I thought about how my mom had made me and my siblings tons of flannel board stories to help us learn.  I decided to make my daughter some flannel board letters to practice on her own.  So I grabbed some colorful fabric and made her some bright and fun QUILTED LETTERS.
They were so easy to make and she just adores them.  This is a project that would be easy for a novice sewist or advanced.  Check out the tutorial below.

Supply List:

1/2 yard Riley Blake Crimp Lime

1/2 yard Riley Blake Crimp Blue

1/2 yard Riley Blake Pop Hot Pink

1/2 yard Riley Blake Pop Yellow

1 yard of stiff felt

Heat’n Bond Sewable Lite Iron-on Adhesive

Alphabet Stencil or Digital Craft Cutter

matching thread and sharp scissors

Step #1: Iron the Heat’n Bond to the back of the 4 fabric pieces you are going to be using.  I only added the Heat’n Bond to 1/4 yard of the 1/2 yardage.  NOTE: don’t take the backing off the adhesive yet.

Step #2: Using a large alphabet stencil, trace and cut the letters out of the fabric.  I actually used a digital craft cutter (Cricut, Silhouette, Brother, etc.) and cut the letters out with that.  The font I used is called Bowlby One SC.

Step #3:  Once the letters are all cut out, take the paper backing off the letters.
Step #4: Iron the letters to the felt.  This will adhere the letters pretty good to the stiff felt.
Step #5:  Grab a pair of sharp scissors, put on a good movie and start cutting out the letters. Technically, you could stop here and this project would be a “no-sew” one.  My fear was that the fabric would peel away from the felt over time and not look so good.
Step #6: Sew around all the edges of the letters with matching thread.
Step #7: Enjoy your finished product.
I made a big felt panel for my girls just by binding a 20×36 piece of felt with double fold bias tape.  It hangs in their room so they can play with their new alphabet all they want…I am itching to make more fun stuff for their new felt board.

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