Web EXCLUSIVE Scout Quilts

Scoutbanners21 Web EXCLUSIVE Scout Quilts

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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9 Responses to Web EXCLUSIVE Scout Quilts

  1. Committee Chair, Pack 47 says:

    I love them! Cub Scouts earn so many awards that cannot be worn on their uniforms. These are perfect for displaying awards big and small. I will retire all temp. patches to this wall hanging as new patches are earned. These are so cool.

  2. Teresa says:

    I’m looking forward to making one for my sister-in-law who has been a Girl Scout leader and member of the staff for many years

  3. Barb Johnson says:

    When my son achieved Eagle a couple years ago, I made him a quilt from the original Boy Scout fabrics. I like the idea of making a display banner for all his ranks and awards, since he won’t be wearing them anymore.

  4. Sheila G. says:

    I have two Grandsons, both Boy Scouts. I hope they like them. I’ve ordered the fabric, too.

  5. Elizabeth T says:

    Alderwood quilts has the Boy Scout fat quarters already. They were great helping me when I ordered fabric for my son’s Eagle rank quilt.

  6. Joan Buchholz says:

    Can’t wait gor the instructions for this wonderful wall hanging. My friend’s son is getting his Star award this month, on his way to Eagle and I want to make this for him as incentive to continue with scouting!

  7. nancy in IN says:

    I love. Our grands are in Scouts and these will be great. Now to find something for my son who is in Air Force and his wife wants me to make something using his patches and pins.

  8. Angelique Seidler says:

    I would be more than happy to pay a great price to anyone who has the ability to make the Cub Scout display flag/banner. I can’t sew to save my life but I know I can write a check for anyone who does have that kind of talent. I would love to give it to my little boy when he crosses over to becoming a boy scout this coming spring of 2012.

  9. Kathy Patterson says:

    Angelique, those fabrics are older and hard to get now. This website says they still have them all:
    http://www.alderwoodquilts.com/shopping/Category.asp?c=Fabric_Conversation_BSA
    Good luck finding a sewer for your project!

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