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Now that Christmas is over, I can show you these Scout banners I made as gifts for my niece and nephew. Their Mom wanted wall hangings for their bedrooms, so she could display pins and badges that either don’t fit on or aren’t appropriate for their regulation sashes and uniforms. The kids loved them! They’re super fast and easy to make, but there’s just one hitch…the Scouting fabrics, from Robert Kaufman, are in short supply, so if you’d like to make your own version(s), you should be shopping the post-holiday sales right now!

Since both mottoes (Be Prepared! and On My Honor…) are used by both Girl and Boy Scouts, you can choose whichever one suits your Scout best. Fabric requirements for both banners are nearly identical; where they vary, directions for the Boy Scout version are given in brackets [like this]. Here are the fabric requirements for both versions:

Assorted novelty prints (piecing, hanging tabs) 1-2 yards total
#1 green print (sashing strips) 3/8 yard
Pink [tan] solid (applique background) 1/4 yard
#2 green print (binding) 3/8 yard
Paper-backed fusible web 1/2 yard
Backing 1 yard
Batting size 32″ x 38″

You’ll also need basic sewing supplies and a removable fabric marker.

Check with your local quilt shop for fabric availability. Also, here are some online sources that still have parts of the Scout fabric collections in stock:

keepsakequilting.com

equilter.com

fatquartershop.com

stitchinheaven.com

fabricshack.com

Once you have your fabrics together, check back here for Cutting Instructions and part one of the pattern. I’ll be posting it on or before January 14. We can’t wait to see YOUR versions of these fun, web-only patterns!

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