So here is some of the tidbits I learned along the way, just in case you want to make a special applique mask for someone special ;) And if you have never done Applique before, I have a Video Tutorial here that will walk you though it step by step. It's super easy!!! So, first off, I put Heat N Bond Lite on the back of a large piece of material and then from that cut out all my applique letters. I was planning to use my Alphabet GO! Die, but the letters were to large, so I went old school and used my Slice Cutter. It isn't near as fast, (took me 1 1/2 hours to cut out all these letters) but it still beats cutting them out by hand ;)
From there just press them onto one of your rectangles. You can secure stitch them so they hold on better, but I was making 13 and didn't have the time to secure stitch them all. So I am just counting on the Heat N Bond ;) And something to help that out, when you go to pleat the masks, only press the edges, and not over top of the applique letters. That just made them want to come loose.
Which occasionally, they are still going to do. Nothing like a glue stick to solve that problem ;) For those pieces of applique that had an edge or two popping up, I just put a little glue stick on the back and pressed in place with my finger :) Good as new!!!
And that was about it. The rest is just basically following the pattern ;) I used the large size as I wanted plenty of room for the lettering. I can't wait to give the Graduates these. We are having a Graduation Drive By Celebration on Tuesday and these will be in the graduates gift baskests. Should be an awesome day!!! I love that we can still celebrate the big accomplishments, we just have to think outside the box of how to do it ;)
I hope you are all having a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!! And if I don't have time to get on by tomorrow, here is wishing you all you amazing women a very . . .