Appliqued Banner
First Cut

Appliqued Banner

A few months back I put together a cute appliqued and quilted banner similar to the one above for Silhouette to show in their booth at Quilt Market. I absolutely loved how it came out, so I decided to make a second one for myself!


This is another one of those projects where it looks like way more work went into it, then actually did. I always love those.


Appliqued Home Sweet Home Banner by Jessee M for Silhouette America


I started out with the 6 Banner Set and used the curved banner in the middle. I re-sized it to 10″x 11.75″ and cut it out of heavy weight card stock. That piece was used to cut out the front, back and batting used in the banner.


Appliqued Home Sweet Home Banner by Jessee M for Silhouette America



I kept the banner on my screen and opened up the Home Sweet Home Flourish design file and re-sized it until it looked nice in the banner design.


I was afraid the words would get lost in the background fabric design. I opened up the offset window and designed a second Home Sweet Home that was slightly fatter, kind of like a a border around the words, so I could cut it out of a darker fabric to help the white fabric stand out! I cut both out of quilting weight cotton using my normal technique (you can find more detailed tutorials throughout this blog) using Silhouette brand Sewable Interfacing. I put the pieces aside.


For the actual banner is quilted the front piece to the batting using straight lines at a 45 degree angle. Then I secured some fabric loops to the top, and pin the front and back together right sides facing each other. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance I stitched around the entire edge, leaving a 1.5″ opening on the side to turn it inside out.


I waited until after turning the entire thing inside out, and top stitching around the edge, to iron on the Home Sweet Home applique. I figured it would be easier to center and I could double task it by stitching around the edge of the words while also securing the front and the back to each other.


Appliqued Home Sweet Home Banner by Jessee M for Silhouette America


To finish off the entire thing I slipped an unfinished dowel through the loops and tied some bakers twin to it for hanging. In total this took me about an hour and a half to finish, but like I said above, it looks like it took way longer!


Appliqued Home Sweet Home Banner by Jessee M for Silhouette America


This banner would make an amazing gift for new homeowners or you could use the same technique with different words for holiday decor, nurseries, office decor and more! The possibilities are endless.

Jessee M

Hello! My name is Jessee Maloney and I am stay at home mom who is also a small business owner. When I’m not doing those two things I spend the rest of my time finding new ways to make things. I come from a very creative family and pretty much all of my free time since I was a kid has involved art and crafting. I am a collector of skills too. If there is a craft I haven’t tried yet, I make it my goal to learn everything about it!

Designs Used:

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®


CAMEO Cutting Mat



Fabric Interfacing - Sewable


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  1. I love this. I also have a suggestion. It would be really nice if there was a grouping of tutorials by Beginner, Intermediate, and Experienced categories.

  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for walking us through the whole process. I really want to make one of these. Deciding on the fabric looks like it’ll be the hardest part!

  3. Beautiful project Jessee. I love the offset of the black behind the lettering. The phrase stands out so nicely.

  4. Beautiful project, your work is fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Beautifully done Jessee. The background fabric reminds me of crop circles…love how it looks with the bold lettering!

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