Patchwork Bunting Tutorial

Monday, June 18, 2012

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by jenib320
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Today I have a fun summery tutorial for you! I'm showing you how to create this patchwork bunting! Who said bunting is just for celebrations?  Everyday is a celebration, so use this bunting anywhere you want to add a little sunshine!

This was originally published as a guest tutorial on the Art Gallery Fabrics Blog. 

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by jenib320
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I choose prints from the Creamy Gelato color way of Sugar by Pat Bravo for this project. The colors and prints just scream summer to me!

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Sewing Level: Beginner Friendly


Materials:
- 7 print fat quarters
- 1/4 yard of solid fabric
- Coordinating thread

Finished Size: Approx 80" long from tip to tip
Seam Allowance: 1/4" unless otherwise noted

Cutting:
From each print fat quarter:
- Cut (1) 4.5"x18" strip
- Subcut strip into (2) 4.5”x6.5” rectangles

- Cut (2) 2.5"x18" strips
- Subcut each strip into (6) 2.5"x2.5" squares

From solid fabric:
- Cut (2) 2”xWOF strips
- Trim both strips to 42" long

Instructions:
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
1. Choose six 2.5” squares and arrange them in three rows of two squares each.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
2. Sew the squares in each row together. Press seams open.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
3. Sew rows together. Press seams open.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
4. Choose a 4.5”x6.5” print rectangle. Place right sides together with your patchwork.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
4. Sew around three sides, leaving one short side open. Backstitch at start and finish.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
5. Clip the corners, turn carefully. Press.

Repeat steps 1-5 with remaining squares and rectangles until you have 14 bunting flags.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
6. Take solid strips and sew together along the short sides to create one long strip. Press seam open.

Fold down 1/4” (or so, doesn’t need to be exact!) on each short edge. Press. Topstitch.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
7. Take your strip and fold in half lengthwise, press.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
8. Unfold, and fold each raw edge into the center line you just created. Press.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
9. Fold in half again and press.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
10. Starting from the center of the strip, begin nestling the unfinished edge of each flag into the fold of your strip. Place first two flags on either side of the center seam, approx. 1/8” apart, pin.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
11. You may choose to alternate patchwork and plain sides like I did, or do all patchwork on one side and all plain on the other! Continue placing flags until all 14 flags are set.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
12. Starting at one end of the strip, begin stitching it closed with an 1/8” seam allowance.

Continue stitching across the strip, securing all the flats, until you’ve reached the other end and the strip is closed.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by Jeni Baker
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Voila! You’re done! Enjoy your fun summer bunting! :)

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial by jenib320
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
If you make one, I hope you'll add a photo to the In Color Order Flickr Group!

Happy Sewing!

223 comments :

  1. I hate to be #1, but I love how you included some whole-cloth panels in your bunting, too. Great idea!! Thanks for the ideas and the chance to win!

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  2. So cute! Love that fabric line.

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  3. This is a really fun way to use fat quarters. Thanks for the chance to win these lovelies.

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  4. I was just talking with a friend who was thinking of doing some bunting; I can't wait to share your tutorial with her!

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  5. Great fabric choices for this project! It does scream summer!

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  6. love the fabric - and cute bunting too!

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  7. I am just about to finish my first vintage sheet flimsy, thanks to your inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

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  8. Great to see bunting in a different shape to the usual triangle!
    Judith.
    judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

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  9. yum - this bunting is beyond gorgeous and those fabrics - sigh!!!

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  10. Poderia fazer para o quarto de minha neta se ganhar.É uma linda ideia,obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  11. following art gallery fabrics on pinterest!

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  12. I love the bunting! So pretty, bunting always makes me happy!

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  13. Love the fabric! I hadn't seen this line, and it's so summery. :)

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  14. Super cute bunting! A fun twist on the normal triangles. I would love to win the fabric -- it's way cute!

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  15. Beautiful fabric. I love the bunting! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  16. Thanks for the chance to win the lovely fabric!

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  17. Love the rectangle bunting!

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  18. what a lovely fabric bundle! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  19. Great bunting! I made triangular bunting the other week but I love the rectangles too - I'll be making more :) G

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  20. I have Art Gallery Fabrics in my google reader now - yay!! Great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance.

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  21. This definitely says summer to me! Lovely job, Jeni!

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  22. Just the right colors for my next project! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. Thanks for the chance - cute project!

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  24. That bunting is so very cute...and I would love to win fat quarters cause I'm a fabric-a-holic and I think you can never have too much fabric :)

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  25. Gorgeous bunting! and you are right, it's not just for celebrations :)

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  26. Very fun! Great fabric choices, as always :)

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  27. I love the fabric choices too and its square.. how cool

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  28. Super cute bunting, with a twist!

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  29. What a cute idea! And I really like that purple you are using.

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  30. I need to make that bunting! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  31. So cute, I love bunting! Thanks for the tute and great giveaway!

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  32. Yes I would like to win fat quarters of these delicious prints!!! ;) Your bunting looks awesome!!

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  33. Beautiful fabric, great prize!

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  34. Cute bunting -- so festive for summer!!

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  35. What a great idea! So pretty, and yes, summery.

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  36. I'd love to win these summery fat quarters! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. Your bunting is adorable, and I'd love to win this beautiful stack! Thanks!

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  38. Love the fabrics you used. Buntings just make me happy : )

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  39. Oh how I love bunting and such a pretty fabric bundle

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  40. I love this bunting idea! I may use it as a valance on a bank of windows in my teenage daughter's room. Thanks for the giveaway..the fabric is beautiful.

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  41. Cute project and cute fabrics. Thanks for the chance.

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  42. Love your non-traditional traditonal bunting tute - if that makes any sense. I usually only see pennants or scallops when it comes to buntings...but this one is unique. I love it!

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  43. I would love to win these wonderful fabrics, and maybe even make some bunting similar to yours... :)

    Liefs, Audrey
    hetkabient.blogspot.com

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  44. oops, that should be hetkabinet.blogspot.com

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  46. The bunting is beautiful!
    Thanks for the tutorial & the giveaway!

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  47. LOVE bunting! Ever since I made one for my nephew's birthday last winter, I've been hooked. :)

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  48. Your bunting looks so bright and cheerful! I made some paper bunting for last summer for birthdays and it's looking a little worse for the wear. I think some fabric bunting would be the perfect replacement! Thanks for the chance. :)

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  51. I've been wanting more 'yard art'. This may just be it!

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  53. I also follow AGF on Pinterest.

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  54. Awesome tutorial!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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  55. Hello! Hoping to win!
    Thanks!
    Erin

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  56. What a fun way to enjoy some favorite fabrics! Thanks for the chance :o)

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  57. really cute! It's nice to see a variation on the overplayed pennant type bunting.

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  58. Lovely fabrics! Thank you for the luscious giveaway!

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  59. Love that purple in there...and I am not normally drawn to purple. I have just started checking our your blog and I am really enjoying it. Your plus quilt is on my list of items to make. Thanks for a great blog and a great giveaway.

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  60. thank you so much for this opportunity, I'd love to win these fabrics ^_^

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  61. What great summery fabric, just perfect for bunting!

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  62. Such pretty colours! Great giveaway!

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  63. This is beautiful - perfect for a summer birthday party or just for fun! alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. thanks for the great giveaway, this would be so fun to make

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  65. Love the bunting, the colours remind me of summer at the beach. I use the collar points off recycled cotton shirts for bunting, at least I used to.

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  66. Beautiful, summery fabric-I love it! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  67. Great fabric! and I love your bunting!

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  68. I follow Art Gallery on Pinterest as Elisabetta B.

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  69. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win such beautiful fabric

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  70. creamy gelato is such a perfect name for those! Like mango flavor perhaps!

    Thanks for the chance!

    enigmatic_15 at yahoo dot com

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  71. I subscribed their e-mail newsletter ^_^

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  72. Oooh, I love that bunting! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. Love the colors. The Purple is so fun. And I agree, bunting is for anytime! Thanks.

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  74. Lovely bunting! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  75. I love bunting, I think that I'll be making some for my wedding this fall. Just need to get on it :-)

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  76. Darling bunting and lovely fabrics!!

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  77. What a fun idea and with great fabrics!

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  78. I love this fabric! It makes the bunting so bright and cheery!

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  79. Cute project and great fabrics! Thanks.

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  80. Such an adorable project. It makes me want to sit on my porch with a lemonade :)
    Thanks for the chance!

    Jill
    Jlp082184@yahoo.com

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  81. Great post! The bunting is so pretty, and I love the fabrics you used. :D

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  82. Perfect summer fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway

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  83. So pretty and summery in Pat's fabric. I just love this latest line. Thanks for giving us a chance to win this fabric.

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  84. I love your fabric selection and clever bunting!

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  85. Eep. Now i want gelato....thanks for a chance to win!

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  86. Gorgeous! Thank you for the oppunity to win some yummy fabric.

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  87. Very cute bunting. Gorgeous fabrics too.

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  88. I really like this bunting. Maybe I'll make one.

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  89. Very sweet project! :) I too love that you used some patchwork and some panels.

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  90. I love that you used rectangles for your bunting :) beautiful fabrics!

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  91. This is gorgeous. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

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  92. Those fabrics are just YUMMY! Thanks for the great project and the chance to win!

    Sandy A

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  93. Awesome post!! Great idea... I love buntings!!

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  94. very pretty- I have a friend who uses bunting over windows or just in her kids room.

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  95. Following Art Gallery on Pinterest!

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  96. I like Art Gallery on Facebook!

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  97. What a great project! Love the fabric :)

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  98. Love the colors. Would love to sew something with them.

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  99. Suuuuuuper summery fabrics!!

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  100. Now following on Pinterest! Thanks!

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  101. Mmm gelato! I wish I could come up with a good reason to make bunting, that's so pretty!

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  102. I love seeing a new pattern for fat quarters - bunting for anytime...what a concept ;-)!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  103. This would make a perfect feature for my boring white bedroom curtain!!

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  104. I really like the fabric! So summery!

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  105. Love that bunting! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  106. I like the rectangle bunting as a change from the usual triangle bunting.

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  107. Bunting would be great for a child's room. Love these fresh colors. Thanks!
    Boppiesgirl@gmail.com

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  108. Love the fresh summer colors of the fabric!

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  109. Those are seriously yummy colors! If they lived here, I might have to hide them from my daughter. Or just promise her something made from them... A bunting perhaps?

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  110. Love your cute tutorial! I'm thinking it would look cute with letters on it too :) Thanks for sharing!

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  111. I love AG fabrics, I'd surely love to win.

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  112. I love your modern take on bunting, fabulous fabric choices as well. Thanks for the tutorial & for the giveaway.

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  113. I want to make a bunting to. Just a regular one to hang up all year long.

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  114. I am a subscriber to their blog.

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  115. I love bunting but I have never made it. I think I will have to change that. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  116. That's a really cool idea for bunting, and the sun is shining here today so bunting would look great in the garden. thanks for the giveaway

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  117. The bunting would be cool in red, white and blue for the 4th of July! Just might have to make one!

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  118. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Love those fabrics.

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  119. Beautiful bunting, nice to see it in a different shape than triangles.

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  120. Very cute! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, I sure the summer colors!

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  121. Adorable project! Thanks for the chance to win these great fabrics!

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  122. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  123. I love this project - such a neat bunting.

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  124. I follow via email. this is such a wonderful idea. yes this fabric does scream summer fun.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  125. What fun, fun fabric!! What a great project!!
    Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  126. What a fun project! Yes every day is a celebration. thanks foe the chance to win!

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  127. yes i would love to win=thanks

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  128. I agree. These fabrics are so, so, so....Summery! Love them.

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  129. Love those colors! I keep picturing a bunting made with leftover squares of previous projects.

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  130. love the bunting and the fabric is pretty!! thanks!

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  131. I love your bunting, but I lvoe the fabrics even more!
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  132. I love it! I've been looking for a bunting tute to make one for my daughter's room and this is it!

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  133. I love these colors! Your bunting is very summery.

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  134. Love your rules ~ just one comment and we don't have to jump through hoops!
    Love the fabrics ~ thanks for the chance to win!

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  135. Thanks for the chance to win. Lovely fabric.

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  136. I love the bunting idea! great fabric and great giveaway!

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  137. Love the fabric - your bunting looks great.

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  138. Love the bunting - love the fabric - great colors - I followed all the rules:)

    Thank you very much for the chance to win!

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  139. How cute! I would love to win. Thanks!

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  140. Lovely! I really like this bunting, it's just right for summer.

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  141. I follow AGF via Blogspot, and you, too. :-)

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  142. how fun! I agree - every day is a celebration!

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  143. I follow Art Gallery on Facebook

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  144. Such an adorable project! Looks super fun and easy :-)

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  145. I love that fabric! and the idea of patchwork bunting :0

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  146. The bunting's so cute - thanks for the tute!
    I'd love to get my hands on those gorgeous ice cream fabrics. Thanks for the chance :)

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  147. i love this giveaway thanks for the chance to win

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  148. i am now a follower of art gallery fabric blog

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  149. love your patchwork bunting!
    andersonclanatmacdotcom

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  150. What a cute project! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  151. Ooooh I love that fabric! Your giveaways are always so generous! Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

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  152. Love the colors

    Happy fabric ..:)
    thanks for the give a way
    Bea

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  153. Love, love, love those fabrics!! carolann427@aol.com

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  154. Love this fabric- heck, I love all of their fabric! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  155. So cute! Love the fabrics.. :)

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  156. Love those fabrics. Very sweet colors

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  157. Your fabric bunting is so cute and colorful! I love the fabrics.

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  158. This bunting is perfect for summer get-together! Love all the fabrics!

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  159. Love the colors! They remind me of creamsicles.

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  160. Great fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  161. Sugar fabrics are the first Art Gallery purchase I made. I was so surprised by their lovely hand

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  162. So cute, love the fabric choice!

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  163. Sooo fun!!! Love the bunting Jeni! Thx for the giveaway!

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  164. I do all three of Art Gallery's requirements!!! Awesome fabrics!! Thx!!!

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  165. i think i'm kind of in love with those colours.

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  166. Lovely fabrics, Jeni! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  167. I love the beautiful colors of the fabric.

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  168. I have already liked their page: I'm Zarina ZA on FB.

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  169. and also subscribed to their website.

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