I admit it. I like to get the most bang for my buck.
(* Disclaimer. I know this is not a novel idea. There are many version out this is just my version. :))
Now, add felt to the back of your chalk cloth. I like to glue it to the felt first so it doesn’t shift while sewing. A line of glue to the perimeter of the chalk cloth should be plenty.
If you want to use the pennant shape I used, I have a free pattern HERE.
You will need at least 14 pennant shapes.
Quilt the felt and chalk cloth together. You need to sew a line on either side of the drawn lines so that you can cut each pennant out later. Roll the fabric to help it fit through the arm of the sewing machine so you can get the whole area quilted.
Now if you’re worried about the vinyl sticking to your presser foot and being difficult to sew, don’t fret! The felt on the bottom and the cured chalk dusted vinyl on top will help it glide almost effortlessly through your machine.
TIP: To turn the fabric, crank your needle in the down position, lift the presser foot and spin your fabric as needed. Replace the presser foot and resume sewing.
This can take some time, but it’s worth it. You’re making something intended to last after all.
Now cut out each pennant by cutting carefully in between the lines you sewed (and through some sewn lines at the tops to get the pennants separated).