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• 1 strand of 100 miniature lights. (Good idea to test them first!)
• Assorted fabrics in colors you want to use. It’s better to use wovens or fabrics that have color on both sides because fabric that has no color on the back, look faded when tied to the light strand.
• Rotary cutter, mat & ruler
• Optional: Scraps of ribbon, rick rack, lace, etc. Assembly:
Cut strips 2” x 9” of assorted fabrics.
Arrange in pleasing order balancing colors and patterns
Tie strips around wires of lights using a single knot. Colors can be tied on randomly or in an order. Add ribbons whenever you want.
When all the ties are on, shake to fluff and light it up! Hang it on the mantle; put it on the tree; lay in on a buffet table. If you want to make it fuller, find the middle and fold it. Twist it a bit so that it is doubled.
Hope you have fun with this. If you work with your quilting friends, have them bring cut strips from their stash for everyone to share. P.S. How about a red, white and blue garland with gold and silver ribbons? This would go along with the little quilted flags. Okay...we'll stop here, you have a lot to do and so do we. Thanks for letting us drop by, and from all of us,
Every Good Wish!
Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt, Sylvia Johnson