Cut the fabric into the desired shape of your banner. By using knit fabric, it may be helpful to zig zag the edges before sewing.
Turn under the edges of the banner and iron. Stitch down about 1/4 inch from the edge. Turn the top edge under one more time, leaving a casing to fit the dowel rod through.
Print out the quote you want to display on your banner. Tape this down onto the matte side of a piece of freezer paper. Using a craft knife, cut out the letters.
Using fabric paint and a sponge brush, paint inside your quote stencil.
Once it is dry, peel off the freezer paper to reveal your handmade quote. Tie string or twine around the dowel rod to hang. Enjoy!