Instructions for Making the House Name Badge

This badge may be made in several different sizes.  Templates are provided for 3″ , 4″ and 5″ blocks.

To make a traditional colored badge, follow the directions for fabric suggestions below. However, you can make your house badge as fun and creative as you’d like!

Please add your name in the J block in large letters, using waterproof  ink or embroidery. Keep in mind that your name should be easy to read. 

Add “Waterford Guilters Guild” under your name in J block.

Attach a pin to back of badge or a long ribbon to the sides to use as a lanyard to wear around your neck.

Foundation (Paper) Piecing for 3” block

The block has been divided into 3 sections:

  • Section 1 is the base of the house and the section for the individual’s name
  • Section 2 is the roof of the house and some of the sky
  • Section 3 is the sky and the chimneys

Colors of the traditional block are as follows:

  • Section 1 – #2, 6, 8 are muslin/white
  • #1, 3, 4, 5, 7 are red
  • Section 2 – #2a is red
  • #1a is blue
  • #3a, 4a are muslin/white
  • Section 3 – #1b, 4b, 5b are muslin/white
  • #2b, 3b are red
  • Note that each section has a ¼ inch border all around.
  1. Place piece #1 face up over the area of the block marked #1 on the non-marked side of the block. Place piece #2 face down over piece #1. Hold fabric in place, turn it over so marked area is facing upward. Stitch on the line between #1 and #2. Press open.
  2. Continue adding pieces in numerical order until section is completed, pressing after each item is attached.
  3. When sections 1 and 2 are completed, sew sections together. When section 3 is completed, sew it to section 2.
  4. Press seams between sections open. Gently remove paper, to ensure seams do not reopen.
  5. Press block and trim as needed to obtain block size of 3 ½ inches square.
  6. Write your name in section 1, #8.
  7. Layer, quilt and bind your block. Embellish as desired.
  8. Feel free to adjust your color choices as desired.

  • Make sure that all pieces are cut larger than the marked section to ensure good coverage of each section.
  • Reduce stitch length when sewing to make the paper removal easier.