First I needed to trim off the excess cross stitch canvas. I used my quilters ruler to trim it to 1 inch on each side EXCEPT for the top. I left that alone and you will see why later.
Now I did that on all of them.
Now I need to back them with fabric b/c no one wants to see the stitches. It isn't exactly pretty on the back side. First I just set each one on top of the red fabric.
I just cut the red fabric for each banner and I am almost ready to sew. Of course I have to remember to put right sides together to sew.
Next sew! I sewed a 0.5 inch seam all around the sides and again except for the top.
here they are right side out. And in need of an iron!
First I sewed the banners first.
Then I sewed the rest of the bias tape closed. At the ends I folded it inside to not have any unfinished edges.
Not bad huh? They are on my fireplace right now, we don't have a mantle here so they are on the screen. It is a fabulous addition to our place. And with that project, I am going to take a break with cross stitching. Off to more projects! :)