About Trophy Ribbon
Quilts, Wall Hangings, Teddy Bears and Horses
How many ribbons will
Ribbon items can be made with as few as sixteen ribbons
for a pillow or as many as hundreds of ribbons for a
large quilt or wall hanging. Of course, there are many
options in between those two ends of the spectrum.
When we talk about the number of ribbons, we really mean
the number of strands of ribbons. Some trophy
ribbons are a single strand, while many have three
strands (one printed and two plain), and some ribbons
have even more strands.
In addition, ribbons come in different lengths
and widths. This affects the number of ribbons required
for certain projects. For some – but not all – designs,
ribbons need to be of uniform width.
Given these variables, here are some guidelines.
A four foot by four foot
wall hanging typically requires somewhere around 100
A teddy bear needs about
60 ribbons and a horse takes about 30 ribbons.
The bear and horse
estimates are based on 2 inch wide ribbons, about 18
inches long. If you have 8 inch long ribbons, more
ribbons are required.
We can supply blank
ribbons in common colors to fill in borders if needed.
How is your specific
can be as involved or uninvolved in the design process
as you like. Some clients want a certain design:
chevron, diamond, squares, stars, etc. Others
would prefer to have us make the decision. Once we see
your ribbons we can help you decide which designs would
work the best based on the size, color and number of
your ribbons. Be sure to let us know if you have a
certain size requirement to fit your display space.
If you have one or two special ribbons you want to keep
intact, they can be worked into the design.
What else can be
included in a trophy ribbon design?
Photographs can be transferred to fabric and included in
your quilt. Other things we have included on a
wall quilt include medals and embroidery from prize
coolers. We are always happy to hear your ideas
and enjoy creating something unique for you.
Wall hangings average $25.00 per square foot; for
example, a 4’ x 4’ (16 square feet) quilted wall hanging
would be $400.00. Prices can vary depending on the
difficulty of the design. Teddy bears and Horses
are $240.00. An optional, hand-made leather saddle and bridle
can be added to the horse for $60.00.